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: 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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November 2, 2021
This webinar examines governor-issued executive orders that expanded scope-of-practice or reduced regulatory barriers for out-of-state healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman | Burt Barnow

Topics: Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Nursing, Policy, Staffing

October 1, 2021
This article addresses whether alternative legislative approaches are effective in motivating hospitals to increase nurse staffing.
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