Data analysis refers to the process of examining data to obtain useful information. Health workforce researchers use a variety of data analytic techniques including basic counts of practitioners and complex supply and demand projection models. The primary goal of data analysis is to inform and support decision-making.
The State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory describes findings from a survey about data collection on health workforce supply (eg, demographic, education, and practice characteristics of health professionals), demand (eg, vacancies and employer recruitment and retention difficulties), and the education pipeline (eg, graduation rates and trainee/graduate characteristics). The data collection survey is ongoing and the […]
A Community Health Needs Assessment is when a group of collaborators come together to make an assessment of the population, resources, services, health care statuses, and health care outcomes in a defined community or service area that helps identify potential health issues for improvement.
Many states have conducted behavioral health workforce studies. Here is a catalogue of some of the reports they have done.