COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person, which escalated to a global pandemic in 2020. The health workforce is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is a critical need to develop effective strategies to assure and sustain the availability of a sufficiently sized and well-trained health workforce to care for patients during the pandemic.

Authors: Donald E Pathman | Jeffrey Sonis | Thomas E Rauner | Kristina Alton | Anna S Headlee | Jerry Harrison

Topics: COVID-19

September 13, 2022
This article explores the causes and levels of moral distress experienced by clinicians caring for low-income patients of safety net practices in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Registered Nurse Education Programs in New York and Utah

Authors: David Armstrong | Clark Ruttinger | Maa'isa Cleaves

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Nursing

August 9, 2022
This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 on registered nursing education programs in New York and Utah, helping stakeholders better understand pandemic-related challenges faced by RN education programs and the strategies used to address them.
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Authors: Bianca Frogner | Janette Dill

Topics: COVID-19, Staffing

April 19, 2022
This article compares turnover rates before the pandemic (January 2019-March 2020) with the first 9 months (April 2020-December 2020) and latter 8 months of the pandemic (January 2021-October 2021) to identify which health care workers were at highest risk of exiting the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Natalia Oster | Davis Patterson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Rural Health

April 6, 2022
This policy brief describes workforce challenges faced by rural health care delivery systems and how pre-pandemic financial instability in rural health care facilities may have contributed to the challenges experienced by the rural health workforce during the pandemic. Available federal pandemic funding to address rural health workforce needs is also discussed.
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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Christopher Thyberg

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

April 1, 2022
This article examines the use of tele-behavioral health by social workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the perceived barriers and supports to technology use.
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