Policy refers to the decisions, plans, and actions undertaken to achieve specific goals. Policy may relate to scope of professional practice, allocations of funding, educational programming, and many other components that influence the health workforce.

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September 9, 2019
This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described the origins for the study, its methods, and the policy implications of its findings.
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May 14, 2019
This webinar outlines the recommendations and places them in the context of recent research on how health care organizations are meeting serious illness care needs and federal policy initiatives.
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March 13, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of the New York DSRIP program and features presentations from two PPSs on urban and rural health workforce strategies, including a registered apprenticeship program for certified nursing assistants and long-term approaches for developing the healthcare pipeline.
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February 12, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of the Massachusetts DSRIP program, with a focus on the program’s healthcare workforce development initiatives.
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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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Engaging Stakeholders to Advance State Health Workforce Policy

Authors: Katie Gaul | Erin Fraher

Topics: Allied Health, Policy

February 1, 2018
Learn about strategies for identifying and engaging workforce stakeholders at the state level, maintaining stakeholder relationships over time, and troubleshooting problems that arise.
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February 22, 2017
This webinar focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.
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Beyond the Minimum Data Set (MDS): What Additional Data Do States Collect on Health Workforce Supply?

Authors: Katie Gaul | Jean Moore | Erin Fraher

Topics: Data Collection, Policy, Workforce Demand

December 1, 2016
Most states that collect health workforce supply data follow Minimum Data Set (MDS) guidelines on the questions they ask. However, some states collect additional data on their health workforce. This brief summarizes state health workforce data collection efforts that go beyond the MDS.
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July 28, 2016
This webinar discusses key access barriers in oral health and describes findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlights innovative oral health service delivery models and workforce strategies aimed at increasing access to oral health services.
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