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Workforce Demand

Workforce demand is an economic concept based on the willingness of employers to purchase the services of health care professionals at a particular compensation level. Demand is a primary reference point in workforce studies because it takes into account economic realities, and because current levels of employment reflect economic demand.

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January 5, 2021
This tutorial demonstrates how to create a travel polygon in ArcGIS that can be used to evaluate access to health care providers.
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Authors: Natalia Oster | Susan Skillman | Benjamin Stubbs | Arati Dahal | Grace Guenther | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

December 14, 2020
This brief examines the supply, distribution, and education pathways of physical therapists as well as state responses to the pandemic for the workforce.
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May 21, 2020
This webinar is a discussion with leaders of Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) to get their perspectives on COVID-19 impacts on the health workforce.
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Authors: Eric Luo | Clese Erikson | Candice Chen | Drishti Pillai | Nicholas Chong | Emily Bass | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Data Visualization, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand

April 28, 2020
The Estimator is a tool to provide state-level data to state and federal planners considering different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
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Authors: Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner | Arati Dahal | Benjamin Stubbs | Grace Guenther

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Scope of Practice (SOP), Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

April 16, 2020
This brief describes the supply, distribution, education pathways, as well as COVID-19 emergency concerns about the respiratory therapist workforce capacity and examples of state approaches addressing workforce gaps.
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