Data Analysis

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.

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Authors: Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden

Topics: Data Analysis, Health Information Technology, Staffing

July 1, 2020
This research brief uses electronic health record data to describe the mix of profession­als identifying and addressing pa­tient Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier | Chelsea Fosse | Qiushuang Li

Topics: Data Analysis, Education and Training, Oral Health

May 28, 2020
This report evaluates the attitudes and willingness of general and specialty dentists to treat people with special needs and identifies the barriers to greater participation by dentists in the care of these patients.
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State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory

Topics: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Visualization

May 21, 2020

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 […]

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Authors: Eric Luo | Clese Erikson | Candice Chen | Drishti Pillai | Nicholas Chong | Emily Bass | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Health Workforce Model and Projections, Workforce Demand

April 28, 2020
The Estimator is a tool to provide state-level data to state and federal planners considering different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
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Community Health Needs Assessment

Topics: Community Health Needs Assessment, Data Analysis, Data Collection

April 9, 2020

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.

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Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Kim Shoenbill | Erin Fraher

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Analysis

February 27, 2020
This research brief demonstrates how electronic health records data can be used as a workforce research tool to assess the scope, contributions, and value of social work, a profession still in the process of establishing its return on investment in health care.
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Presenters: Julia Drew | Sarah Flood

Topics: Data Analysis

February 25, 2020
This webinar covers the basics of using IPUMS for studying the health workforce.
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State-level Behavioral Health Workforce Reports

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Dissemination of Information

September 5, 2019

Many states have conducted behavioral health workforce studies. Here is a catalogue of some of the reports they have done.

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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Analysis, Data Collection

December 1, 2018
This qualitative report helps to determine the barriers and opportunities for implementing the behavioral health workforce Minimum Data Set (MDS) nationwide.
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September 18, 2018
This 30-minute webinar covers the visualizations' functionality in detail, explaining the range of information captured, how to use the online tools, and what features will be added in the future. To view the tools, click here. If you have questions or feedback on the tools, please email
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