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.

Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Lillian Prueher | Paula Kett | Bianca Frogner | Grace Guenther

Topics: COVID-19, Policy, Staffing

January 11, 2023
This article examines how fluctuating federal funding and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the federal Health Insurance Navigator Program in 2020.
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November 25, 2022
This webinar discusses organizational approaches to expanding doula services, system-level changes which are needed, and the work-related experiences and stressors doulas describe in delivering these services.
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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: Elani Hawazin | Elizabeth Mertz | Ichiro Kawachi

Topics: Oral Health, Policy

April 13, 2022
This article assesses the changes in dental care use in Minnesota after the implementation of the policy to authorize dental therapists in 2009.
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January 19, 2022
This webinar will discuss the origins and evolution of this workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where dental therapists have been established and integrated into clinical teams over the last decade.
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