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Emerging Models and Innovations

In an ever-changing health care landscape, collaboration and the introduction of new strategies and methods of providing services is an area of keen interest. New models and innovative techniques work to reduce access barriers to care and redefine what is possible in the health care field.

Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Andrew Jopson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training, Emerging Models and Innovations, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)

September 7, 2022
Research has shown evidence of doulas’ positive impacts on maternal health outcomes, particularly among underserved populations. Such research supports expanding access to doula services. However, health workforce-related barriers challenge the development of robust doula services in the US.
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Authors: Paula Kett | Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Susan Skillman

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Policy

August 3, 2022
This article examines the work experiences, related stressors, and stress management strategies of individual community-based birth doulas.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Ellen O'Malley

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health

June 14, 2022
This report describes the results from 2 surveys on the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental’s centers and programs: 1) clinician and administration satisfaction and 2) patient satisfaction with their clinical providers, making comparisons across provider type.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Susan Chapman | Maria Gaiser | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Emerging Models and Innovations

June 10, 2022
This report discusses a study that analyzes peer provider staffing data and the financial implications for organizations that use a peer services model to provide care. This study was conducted jointly by the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care and the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) at the University of Michigan.
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