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Data collection refers to systematically gathering information about a subject or question of interest. Data may be collected from a variety of sources including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and existing records and databases.

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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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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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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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Presenters: Danielle Weiss

Topics: Data Collection, Policy

January 22, 2019
In this webinar, Danielle Weiss, the Health Professions Data Center Manager, discusses ongoing efforts to implement this new law. She provides a brief overview of the law, what’s working, what’s not working, and next steps for health workforce data collection in the state. Based on her experience, Danielle also offers advice to states contemplating similar legislation.
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December 4, 2018
This webinar features the perspectives of two individuals who were key in the effort to pass the legislation. The topics covered include: the content of the new law; key supporters of the bill; major challenges faced in securing passage of the bill; and what advice they would give to other states contemplating similar legislation.
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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 bhworkforce@umich.edu.
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March 20, 2018
This webinar will describe the collaborative process by which the Sentinel Network was developed, present key findings to-date, describe current dissemination efforts and outline future plans for Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network.
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January 24, 2018
The CHWS, in conjunction with (CEWIT), unveils New York’s new online Health Workforce Planning Data Guide. This webinar presents the visualization features of the data guide, and discusses best practices for initial development of the tool and for collecting and initial development of the tool and for collecting and integrating data.
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Inventory of State Health Workforce Data Collection

Authors: David Armstrong | Morgan Clifford

Topics: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Workforce Demand

January 1, 2018
HWTAC is conducting an ongoing survey of states to learn more about their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This report describes findings to date from the survey, and includes information about data collection on health workforce supply and demand, and the educational pipeline in specific US states.
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