Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy
The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy (PHWRP) conducts studies to inform health workforce policy at national, state and regional levels.
The PHWRP provides policymakers with data-driven evidence to inform decisions that affect health professionals, educators, employers, and the general public. Examples of these decisions include the development of health workforce shortage designations, of new health professional schools and training programs, and of policies to encourage providers to practice in needed healthcare fields or underserved geographic areas. One branch of the PHWRP specializes in collecting and analyzing data on North Carolina health professionals to inform local, regional, and state decision-making. The PHWRP is housed in a major research university with a large and complex academic health system, and serves additionally as a training ground to teach and mentor the next generation of health workforce researchers.
Recent Workforce Program News
- FutureDocs Issue Brief Released: Nation Has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen
- Fraher Delivers Keynote Presentation at South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum
- Sheps Center names two new deputy directors
- The Contribution of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the State’s Physician Workforce
- Where did North Carolina Physicians Complete Residency?
- Research Brief: “Where did NC physicians go to medical school?”
- Research Brief: “Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient Centered Medical Homes”
- Fraher Presents on Nursing Workforce in Value Based Care Webinar Series
- Research Brief: “Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules”