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FutureDocs: Nation has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen

April 26, 2017 Emily K. Tierney, Thomas C. Rickets, Andy Knapton, Erin P. Fraher   Issue Brief Summary: This Brief uses data from the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool (FDFT) to assess whether the supply and distribution of physicians in the United Stat… Read more »

Emily K. Tierney, BS Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Andy Knapton, MSc Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2017
Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

January 14, 2017 Presentation at Society for Social Work Annual Research Meeting New Orleans, LA Brianna M. Lombardi, MSW; Mark W. Fraser, PhD; Shiyou Wu, MSW; Erica Richman, PhD; Erin Fraher, MPP, PhD; Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD Presentation Overview Pr… Read more »

Brianna M. Lombardi, MSW Mark W. Fraser, PhD Shiyou Wu, MSW Erin Fraher, PhD Lisa de Saxe Zerden 2017
Workforce Planning in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System

February 13, 2017 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Keynote Presentation at the South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum Hosted by the South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Institute of Medicine   Presentation Overview Current system is not… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2017
Health Workforce Data and Policy Briefs Series

February 2017 The rapid transformation underway in the health care system has spurred national and state policy leaders to find strategies to organize and finance the delivery of health care in a way that addresses the Triple Aim of a better patient ex… Read more »

Tom Bacon, DrPH Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2017
State-Based Approaches to Reforming Medicaid-Funded Graduate Medical Education

January 23, 2017 Presentation at GMEI Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico Authors: Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Bacon, DrPH   Presentation Overview: There is a high level of interest, but limited implementation at the state level f… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Tom Bacon, DrPH 2017
State-Based Approaches to Reforming Medicaid-Funded Graduate Medical Education

January 2017 Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Bacon, DrPH Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) More states were in the planning stages of GME reform than had actually implemented changes. 2) States tackled GME reform to address maldis… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie C. Spero, MSPH Tom Bacon, DrPH 2017
The Role of Practice Facilitators in Meeting the HIT Needs of Rural Practices

January 2017 Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ; Mary McCaskill; Kristin Reiter, PhD; Jason Mose, MS, MBA, CHFP, PhD; Erin P. Fraher, PhD; Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH   Research Brief Conclusions and Implications for Policy: 1)New federal policies like MACRA a… Read more »

Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ Mary McCaskill Kristin Reiter, PhD Jason Mose, MS, MBA, CHFP, PhD Erin P. Frather, MPP, Phd Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH 2017
Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

Mark Fraser, PhD, MSW; Brianna Lombardi, MSW; Shiyou Wu, MSW; Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MS; Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) The systematic literature review revealed three primary roles for social w… Read more »

Mark Fraser, PhD, MSW 2016
Determining the Role of the Nurse with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Anna Song Beeber, PhD, RN; Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; Carrie Palmer DNP, RN, ANP-BC; Julee Waldrop DNP, PNP-BC; Mary Lynn PhD, RN Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) Prior studies have not examined the role of the DNP in non-academic settings, nor… Read more »

Anna Song Beeber, PhD, RN 2016
Determining the Role of the Nurse with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Anna Song Beeber, PhD, RN; Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; Carrie Palmer DNP, RN, ANP-BC; Julee Waldrop DNP, PNP-BC; Mary Lynn PhD, RN CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY 1)Prior studies have not examined the role of the DNP in non-academic settings,… Read more »

Anna Song Beeber, PhD, RN 2016
Predicting Transitions in the Nursing Workforce: Professional Transitions from LPN to RN

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mark Toles, PhD, RN; George J. Knafl, PhD; Anna S. Beeber, PhD, RN Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) Little is known about the factors that affect LPN to RN career transitions. 2) Characteristics of LPNs that predic… Read more »

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN 2016
Predicting Transitions in the Nursing Workforce: Professional Transitions from LPN to RN

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mark Toles, PhD, RN; George J. Knafl, PhD; Anna S. Beeber, PhD, RN CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY 1)Little is known about the factors that affect LPN to RN career transitions. 2)Characteristics of LPNs that pred… Read more »

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN 2016
Physical and Occupational Therapy in the Acute and Community Settings Following Stroke: Are Patients Getting the Care They Need?

Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD; Dongmei Li, MS; Anna Johnson, PhD; Erin Fraher, PhD Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) Physical and occupational therapists play a key role in the recovery of stroke survivors. 2) We found evidence of underuse of therap… Read more »

Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD Dongmei Li, MS Anna Johnson, PhD Erin Fraher, PhD 2016
A Methodology for Using Workforce Data to Decide which Specialties and States to Target for GME Expansion

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Andy Knapton, MS; Mark Holmes, PhD Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) This analysis proposes an objective, evidence-based methodology for allocating GME positions that could be used as the starting point for discussions about… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Andy Knapton, MSc Mark Holmes, PhD 2016
Pathways to a Nursing Career: Transitions of Licensed Practical Nurses who Become Registered Nurses in North Carolina

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mark Toles, PhD, RN; George J. Knafl, PhD; Anna S. Beeber PhD, RN October 2015 Research Brief Key Findings: Prior studies have not described the occurrence of LPN-to-RN professional transitions; thus, this study addresse… Read more »

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN Mark Toles, PhD, RN George J. Knafl, PhD Anna S. Beeber PhD, RN 2015
How Many Doctors, Nurses, and Other Health Professionals Do You Need?

Barbara Brandt, PhD; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation for National Governors Association April 22, 2015 Washington, DC Presentation Overview Will health professionals be in the right locations, specialties and practice settings with the skills and co… Read more »

Barbara Brandt, PhD Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
Numbers and Policies: Bringing the Two Together

Keynote presentation at UNC Dental School Research Day Chapel Hill, NC Feb 25, 2015 Presentation Overview: Describe how data can be used to: Support a policy position Assess a policy outcome Drive a policy agenda Describe three cases where numbers were… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2015
North Carolina’s Oral Health Workforce: Challenges and Strategies

Julie Spero, MSPH; Jacqueline Burgette, DMD; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Katie Gaul, MA Presentation at the North Carolina Oral Health Summit September 23, 2016   Overview: North Carolina’s oral health workforce Supply and distribution Demographics Pol… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Jacqueline Burgette, DMD Katie Gaul, MA 2016
How Might the Move Toward a Baccalaureate-Prepared Nursing Workforce Affect the Supply of Nurses in Rural and Underserved Communities?

Authors: Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Julie Spero, MSPH; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation at Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting June 27, 2016   Presentation Overview: We will use North Carolina to frame challenges and opportunities regarding:… Read more »

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Does the Race and Ethnicity of North Carolina’s Health Workforce Reflect the Diversity of the Population?

Authors: Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Julie Spero, MSPH; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation at the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference May 5, 2016   Presentation Overview • Evaluate North Carolina’s progress toward increased diversity in health… Read more »

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Using Health Workforce Data for Research and Policy: Stories from North Carolina

Author: Katie Gaul, Erin Fraher, Julie Spero, Jacqueline Burgette and Erica Richman Presentation to the University of Iowa Public Policy Center July 26, 2016   Presentation Overview Lay of the land in NC Organizational context How we collect healt… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Jacqueline Burgette, DMD Erica Richman, PhD, MSW 2016
The Sticky Wicket of Projecting Physician Workforce Needs

Author: Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation to the National Health Policy Forum March 4, 2016   Presentation Overview: The lure of the shortage rhetoric Why don’t workforce models agree? Case study: our workforce projection model Using models as… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
The Nursing Workforce: Trends and Challenges

Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation to NCGA Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Oversight Committee March 1, 2016   Presentation Overview: Basic statistics on licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitione… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Toward a National Strategic Plan for GME: Stakeholders, Data and Innovative State Approaches

Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation to the Council on Graduate Medical Education April 7, 2016 Presentation Overview: Who are the key GME stakeholders? What if we actually used data to allocate GME positions? What are states doing to reform GME?… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Workforce Planning – Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence

Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation for the Future of Nursing’s Campaign for Action Presentation Overview: Data are critical to be able to: Track education mobility Monitor workforce supply and demand Galvanize action to increase workforce diver… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Medical Education in North Carolina: Using Data to Inform Public Policy Decisions

Authors: Tom Bacon, DrPH; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH May 6, 2016 Presentation at AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference Presentation Overview: Describe effort to establish a new medical school in Charlotte, NC Use as case study to show… Read more »

Thomas Bacon, DrPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH 2016
The Psychologist Workforce in North Carolina: Expanding Access for Patients in Rural Areas

Authors: Marisa Domino, Ching-Ching Lin, Joseph Morrissey, Alan Ellis, Erin Fraher, Katie Gaul, Erica Richman, Kathleen Thomas. The Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems and the Program on Health Workforce Research and Polic… Read more »

Marisa Elena Domino, PhD Ching-Ching Lin, MHS Joseph Morrissey, PhD Alan R. Ellis, PhD, MSW Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Kathleen Thomas, PhD 2016
The Contribution of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the State’s Physician Workforce

Erin Fraher & Erica Richman June 2016 The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research’s Program on Health Workforce Research & Policy present a report on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s contribution to the North Carolin… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher Erica Richman 2016
Where did North Carolina Physicians Complete Residency?

Kathryn A. Lavoie, James Terry, Katie Gaul, Julie C. Spero, & Erin P. Fraher June 2016 The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research’s Program on Health Workforce Research & Policy present a report on trends in residency location for p… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher Kathryn A. Lavoie James Terry Katie Gaul Julie C. Spero 2016
2014 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2014
The Nursing Workforce: Trends and Challenges

Erin Fraher MPP, PhD Presentation to the NCGA Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Oversight Committee March 1, 2016 Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Obstetric Delivery Providers in North Carolina

Presentation to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Midwives Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP with Julie Spero, Katie Gaul & Matt Minnotte February 26th, 2014   Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher MPP, PhD 2016
Where did North Carolina physicians go to medical school?

March, 2016 Erin P. Fraher, Kathryn A. Lavoie, Katie Gaul This brief reports on trends in medical school location for physicians in active practice in North Carolina, 2000-2014. Data shows which North Carolina medical schools have the most graduates pr… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher Kathryn A. Lavoie Katie Gaul 2016
2013 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2013
Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

February 2015 Christine M. Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C; Brandt Leach, MS; Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C   Executive Summary:  Team‐based care involving physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) is one recommended strategy for improving access… Read more »

Christine M. Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C Brandt Leach, MS Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C 2016
North Carolina Dental Workforce Trends

Authors: Jacqueline Burgette, DMD; Julie Spero, MSPH; Katie Gaul, MA Presentation to the North Carolina Committee for Dental Health January 21, 2016   Presentation Overview Basic data on workforce supply, distribution, demographic and practice cha… Read more »

Jacqueline Burgette, DMD Julie Spero, MSPH Katie Gaul, MA 2016
The Nursing Workforce: Navigating through Transformative Health System Change

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP January 20, 2016 Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies Webinar Dr. Erin Fraher discussed possibilities for retooling the existing nursing workforce to meet the demands of the changing healthcare system in a webinar… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP 2016
The Workforce Transformations Needed to Staff Value‐Based Models of Care

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Rachel Machta, BS; Jacqueline Halladay, MD, MPH Research brief, November 2015 Key Findings: 1) Health care professionals are taking on new roles with medical assistants having one of the most rapidly evolving roles in new models… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Rachel Machta, BS Jacqueline Halladay, MD, MPH 2015
The Nursing Workforce in North Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation to Nursing Development Conference, Wilmington, NC August 28, 2015 Erin Fraher, PhD MPP, Erica Richman, PhD MSW and Katie Gaul, MA Presentation Overview: We will use North Carolina to frame educational challenges and opportunities regarding… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD MPP Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Katie Gaul, MA 2015
The North Carolina Mental Health and Substance Abuse Workforce

Presentation to AHEC Statewide Annual Meeting September 10, 2015 Erica Richman, PhD, MSW, Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP & Katie Gaul, MA Key Findings: We need a comprehensive mental health workforce study in the state • Analyze data on existing health prof… Read more »

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA 2015
Envisioning the Future Optometry Workforce in North Carolina

A Case Study of the Use of Health Workforce Data to Make a Decision about a New Optometry School Presentation at AAMC Conference April 30, 2015 Saraí Narváez, MSPH; Julie C. Spero, MSPH; Thomas Bacon, DrPH; Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Key Findings: • Stro… Read more »

Saraí Narváez, MSPH Julie C. Spero, MSPH Thomas Bacon, DrPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
The Nursing Workforce in North Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation to Management & Labor Convening on Building a Skilled Workforce for Quality Healthcare, Washington, DC July 9, 2015 Erin Fraher, PhD MPP, Katie Gaul, MA & Erica Richman, PhD MSW Presentation Overview We will use North Carolina    t… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Erica Richman, PhD, MSW 2015
The North Carolina Health Professions Data System: Collecting Workforce Data Through Licensure

Presentation to Alabama Comprehensive Health Workforce Data Repository Work Group Katie Gaul, MA August 24, 2015 Presentation Overview • The Minimum Data Set • Benefits of collecting and analyzing data (a.k.a. “Why should we do this?”) • The NC Health… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA 2015
The North Carolina Health Professions Data System: Collecting Workforce Data Through Licensure

Presentation to Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics Data Conference Katie Gaul, MA September 22, 2015   Presentation Overview Summary of NC HPDS • 35 years of continuous, complete licensure (not survey) data on 19 health profess… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA 2015
The FutureDocs Forecasting Model: It’s a Tool Not an Answer

Presentation to AAMC Workforce Conference April 30, 2015 Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation Overview: What makes our model different? Starts with a different question Employs new methodology Uses different geography Seeks different outcome Incorpora… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
The Workforce Needed to Staff Value-Based Models of Care

Webinar to 3RNET August 18, 2015 Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation Overview: Need to shift from “old school” to “new school” workforce planning Focus on the skills and competencies the workforce has and needs to operate in new models of care Rearra… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
The Nursing Workforce: What Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead?

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP November 12, 2015 Presentation Overview • Is there a nursing shortage? Many models say no but you all may feel differently • What new roles are emerging for nurses (and other health care professionals) in new payment care delivery… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
How Can We Transform the Workforce to Meet the Needs of a Transformed Health System?

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP AAMA Annual Conference September 18, 2015 Portland, OR Presentation Overview: •Health system reform-what does it all mean? •Old school versus new school approaches •How education, practice regulation, and payment need to change to… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015

Tom Bacon, DrPH Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics Data Conference September 22, 2015 Download PDF  

Tom Bacon, DrPH 2015
Pharmacy Workforce Trends in North Carolina

Julie Spero, MSPH, Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015 Pharmacy Leaders Forum September 25, 2015 •NC Pharmacist Workforce Trends –Supply and Demand –Distribution –Demographics –Education •New & Emerging Roles –Care Coordination and Boundary Spanners in the… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
Nursing Workforce in North Carolina: Academic Progression and New Roles in a Transformed System

Erin Fraher, PhD MPP, Erica Richman, PhD, MSW, Katie Gaul, MA Statewide AHEC Conference Greensboro, NC September 11, 2015   Key Findings: • Current nursing workforce • “Education mobility”nurses — those who entered workforce with ADN and have gone… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD MPP, Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Katie Gaul, MA 2015
Diffusion of Physicians and Access to Primary Care: The Role of Person, Program, and Place

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Key Findings: 1) It is not currently possible to generate models that predict who will move into or out of a rural HPSA or which rural HPSAs are more or less likely to attract physicians. 2) Federal programs and incentives… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2015
Longitudinal Data – Psychologist Profile (1979-2013)

Psychologist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
The Nursing Workforce in North Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities

Future of Community College Nursing Education Meeting North Carolina Community College System Part 1 •The NC Health Professions Data System: who are we and why should you trust our data? •Do we (will we) have a nursing shortage in North Carolina? •The… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Katie Gaul, MA 2015
The State of Physician Workforce in North Carolina

The number of physicians in North Carolina currently meets the needs of the population, but there are problems with geographic and specialty distribution. The match of supply to demand is likely to remain in rough balance due to the rapid increase in t… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH 2015
Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules

Although the supply of nurses is likely to meet overall demand, the nature of a nurse’s job is changing dramatically. In redesigned health systems, nurses are assuming expanded roles for a broad range of patients in ambulatory settings and community-ba… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN 2015
The North Carolina Mental Health and Substance Abuse Workforce

Key Points: Mental Health workforce data from the HPDS Professions that are currently in the HPDS Mental Health workforce comparison between NC and the US Distribution of mental health providers across the state Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Erin Fraher, Ph… Read more »

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA 2015
Longitudinal Data – Nurse Practitioner Profile (1979-2013)

Nurse Practitioner Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Physician Assistant Profile (1979-2013)

Physician Assistant Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Respiratory Therapist Profile (2004-2013)

Respiratory Therapist Profile (2004-2013) Longitudinal Data Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Physical Therapist Assistant Profile (1979-2013)

Physical Therapist Assistant Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Physical Therapist Profile (1979-2013)

Physical Therapist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Pharmacist Profile (1979-2013)

Pharmacist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Optometrist Profile (1979-2013)

Optometrist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Occupational Therapy Assistant Profile (2006-2013)

Occupational Therapy Assistant Profile (2006-2013) Longitudinal Data 1979-2013 Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Occupational Therapist Profile (2006-2013)

Occupational Therapist Profile (2006-2013) Longitudinal Data 1979-2013 Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Childbearing Population: Females Ages 15-44

Childbearing Population: Females Ages 15-44 (1984-2013) Longitudinal Data   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Total Population: All Ages

Total Population: All Ages Longitudinal Data 1979-2013  Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Registered Nurse Profile (1979-2013)

Registered Nurse Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Psychological Associate Profile (1979-2013)

Psychological Associate Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Podiatrist Profile (1979-2013)

Podiatrist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Primary Care Physician Profile (1979-2013)

Primary Care Physician Profile Longitudinal Data   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Physician Profile (1979-2013)

Physician Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Annual Profile All Professions

Ratios per 10,000 – All Professions 2000-2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Licensed Practical Nurse Profile (1979-2013)

Licensed Practical Nurse Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Dentist Profile (1979-2013)

Dentist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013 Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Dental Hygienist Profile (1979-2013)

Dental Hygienist Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Chiropractor Profile (1979-2013)

Chiropractor Profile Longitudinal Data 1979-2013   Download .xls  

Health Workforce Research 2013
Longitudinal Data – Certified Nurse Midwife Profile (1984-2013)

Certified Nurse Midwife Profile Longitudinal Data (1984-2013)    Download .xls

Health Workforce Research 2013
Envisioning the Future Optometry Workforce in North Carolina

A Case Study of the Use of Health Workforce Data to Make a Decision about a New Optometry School 11th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference April 30, 2015 Key Findings: Strong future supply in pipeline Rapid growth of other optometry program… Read more »

Sarai Narvaez, MSPH Julie Spero, MSPH Thomas Bacon, DrPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
Assessing Shifts in Outpatient Visits to Physicians of Other Specialties in Rural Areas with Shortages of Cardiologists and Gastroenterologists: A Preliminary Analysis

Donald E. Pathman, MD MPH; G. Mark Holmes, PhD; Samuel Berchuck, BS; James W. Terry, Jr., BA Conclusions and Implications for Policy In response to local physician shortages in a given medical specialty, physicians of other specialties will sometimes a… Read more »

Donald E. Pathman, MD MPH Mark Holmes, PhD Samuel Berchuck, BS James W. Terry, Jr., BA 2015
Trends in the Nursing Workforce in North Carolina

Charlotte AHEC Regional Nursing Deans and Directors Meeting September 11, 2014 Background on the NC Health Professions Data System Licensed Practical Nurses Registered Nurses Nurse Practitioner Specialty Definitions Certified Nurse Midwifery data prese… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Matt Minnotte, BS Yin Li, BM, RN 2014
The Health System is Transforming: Now What?

Ohio MEDTAPP Summit: “Transforming Healthcare Through State-University Partnerships” September 23, 2014 The health system is rapidly changing: What are the workforce implications? Interprofessional education and practice Shortage, or no shortage? How d… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of the Health Workforce in Area L and Beyond

Data Update – How supply of health professionals in Area L compares to the state and other AHEC regions Looking to the Future – New and emerging roles, and health workforce in a transformed health system Using Workforce Data to Shape Policy Download PD… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
Parcours de Soin (Pathways of Care)

Explores the concept of coordination/parcours Reviews substantive literature that assesses coordination Suggests a primary axis of conflict in coordination Proposes a structure for evaluation and assessment of coordination Download PDF  

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2014
Comparison of Specialty Distribution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in North Carolina, 1997-2013

Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C; Anna Johnson, PhD, MSPH; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP March 2015 Research Brief Key Findings: NPs and PAs are a flexible workforce that the nation can draw upon to meet emerging healthcare needs There are important similarities and di… Read more »

Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C Anna Johnson, PhD, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
The Nursing Workforce: Navigating through Transformative Health System Change

The RIBN Journey: Into the Future Greensboro, North Carolina The future nursing workforce in North Carolina: new roles in a transformed health system   Erin Fraher, PhD MPP with Erica Richman, PhD MSW and Katie Gaul, MA March 17, 2015  … Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Erica Richman, PhD MSW Katie Gaul, MA 2015
Envisioning the Future Optometry Workforce in North Carolina

Should North Carolina open a school of optometry? This report presents the status of the optometry workforce in North Carolina, including supply and distribution, demographics, and practice characteristics. Key Findings: North Carolina Has a Strong Sup… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Sarai Narvaez, BS Thomas Bacon, DrPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2015
Annual Profile Physicians

Physicians 2000-2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
Annual Profiles Physician Specialties

Physician Specialties 2004-2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
Annual Profile Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants 2000-2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
Annual Profile Other Health Professions

Other Health Professionals 2000 – 2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
Annual Profile Nurses

Nurses 2000-2013

Health Workforce Research 2013
State Profiles

  2012 State Profile 2011 State Profile 2010 State Profile 2009 State Profile 2008 State Profile 2007 State Profile 2006 State Profile 2005 State Profile 2004 State Profile 2003 State Profile 2002 State Profile 2001 State Profile 2000 State Profil… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2014
1997 North Carolina Physicians

Medical School and Postgraduate Training Fact Sheet.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 1997
Maintaining Balance: The Physical Therapy Workforce

2000 Report of the Technical Panel on Physical Therapy Workforce.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research Evan Galloway 2000
A Twenty-Year Profile of Trends in Licensed Health Professions in North Carolina: 1979-1998

This Twenty-Year Profile report brings together 20 years of data published in the NC Health Professions Data Books on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 16 categories of health care professions in North Carolina in an effort to develop a m… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2000
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Obstetric Care in North Carolina, 1998

An examination of the supply, distribution, demographic and practice characteristics of active physicians and non-physician practitioners who delivered obstetric care in 1998.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2011
1999 North Carolina Physicians: Medical School and Residency Training

A comparison of demographic, geographic and practice characteristics of licensed North Carolina physicians by location of medical school and residency training.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 1999
Communicating the Trends: The Speech-Language Pathology Workforce

The Speech-Language Pathology Workforce in North Carolina Report of the Technical Panel on Speech-Language Pathology Workforce.   Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Laura M. Smith, BS 2001
The Health Information Management Workforce

Current Trends, Future Directions The third report in a series on Allied Health Professions in North Carolina. This report provides the short to medium-term outlook for the HIM workforce in our state.   Download PDF

Susan L. Dyson, MHA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Laura M. Smith, BS 2002
The Pharmacist Workforce in North Carolina

Is there a shortage of pharmacists in North Carolina? This document presents what is currently known about the supply and distribution of the pharmacist workforce in North Carolina.   Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Laura M. Smith, BS Susan L. Dyson, MHA Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2003
2001 North Carolina Physicians

Medical School and Residency Training A comparison of demographic, geographic and practice characteristics of licensed North Carolina physicians by location of medical school and residency training.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2001
Trends in the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

1990-2001 An examination of the supply of NPs and PAs relative to physicians in North Carolina’s metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, and in counties of the state that have persistently been designated as health professional shortage areas…. Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP John Shadle, MSPH Laura M. Smith, BS 2003
Scanning the Radiologic Sciences Workforce in North Carolina

A Report of the Technical Panel on the Radiologic Sciences Workforce An examination of the adequacy and supply of practitioners who utilize radiation in imaging or therapy services, which includes: radiologic technologists, radiation therapists, nuclea… Read more »

Susan L. Dyson, MHA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP R. Bert Wilkins, MHA Laura M. Smith, BS 2003
Trends in the Supply of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

1992-2002 An examination in the supply, distribution, education and demographic characteristics of anesthesia providers in North Carolina from 1992 to 2002. Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2004
The State of Allied Health in North Carolina – Respiratory Therapy

A Focus on the Respiratory Therapy Workforce An assessment of North Carolina’s respiratory therapy workforce and its educational programs. Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2004
The State of Allied Health in North Carolina – Clinical Laboratory Sciences

A Focus on the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Workforce An assessment of North Carolina’s clinical lab sciences workforce and its educational programs. Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2004
State of Allied Health Brief

An overview of issues and opportunities for the allied health workforce in North Carolina. View Powerpoint presentation (2.1 MB). Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2005
2005 Allied Health Vacancy Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Rebecca R. Livengood, MSPH Susan L. Dyson, MHA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2005
The Supply and Distribution of Psychiatrists in North Carolina

Pressing Issues in the Context of Mental Health Reform Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Marvin Swartz, MD Katie Gaul, MA 2006
Spring 2006 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Samir Thaker Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Jennifer King 2006
Trends in the Supply of Dentists in North Carolina, 1996-2005

1996-2005 A report describing the supply and distribution of dentists in North Carolina. Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Jennifer King Hazel Hadley Claire de la Varre, MSIS Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2007
Fall 2006 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Phillip Summers, MPH Katie Gaul, MA Stephen Rutledge 2007
Trends in Licensed Health Professions in North Carolina, 1979-2005

This report brings together 27 years of data published in the NC Health Professions Data Books on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 18 categories of health care professions in North Carolina. Includes maps, charts and tables. Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2007
A Study of Associate Degree Nursing Program Success

Evidence from the 2002 Cohort This study was undertaken at the request of the North Carolina Community College System to examine factors contributing to the success of ADN programs in NC community colleges. It expands the current evidence base that can… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2008
Trends in the Supply of Pharmacists in North Carolina

A report describing the supply and distribution of pharmacists in North Carolina through 2008. Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2010
Fall 2010 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Meredith Kimball, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Jessica Lyons, MS 2011
Spring 2011 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Eddie Alcorn, MHA, MBA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Meredith Kimball, MSPH 2011
Fall 2011 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report

An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Eddie Alcorn, MHA, MBA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA 2012
The Diversity of North Carolina’s Health Care Workforce

An examination of the race and ethnicity of licensed health professions in North Carolina. Download PDF

Victoria McGee, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2012
A New Open-Source, Dynamic Model for Projecting Physician Supply and Demand

Model Overview With a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Sheps Center) is developing a dynamic, open-source, web-based tool to project physician supply and demand and estimates of shortages in… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
Developing an Open-Source Model for Projecting Physician Shortages in the United States

Empowering Physicians Improving Healthcare Developing an Open-Source Model for Projecting Physician Shortages in the United States The purpose of this document is to describe the status of work completed by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina 3-2013

Challenges and Next Steps Anticipating an increase in the demand for physician services in the near future, North Carolina’s two public medical schools recently increased their enrollment. In 2010, The University of North Carolina began to expand their… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Jessica Lyons, MS Helen Newton 2013
Nursing Data System Briefs for (INQRI)

Program on Health Workforce Nursing Data System Briefs for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) A new set of three briefs, developed by a team of researchers funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Fo… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Julie Spero, MSPH 2013
Pharmacists in North Carolina: Steady Numbers, Changing Roles

Executive Summary (February 2014) This study of the pharmacy workforce in NC was conducted by the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center (Sheps Center) in response to a request by the University of North Carolina G… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Christopher Del Grosso, BS Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Recent Health Care Workforce Research Volume 1, Number 1

Every quarter, beginning in 2013, we will strive to compile health care workforce-related articles from selected peer-reviewed journals, organized by specific themes of policy interest.   Download PDF

Health Workforce Research 2013
County Profiles 2000

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2000
Regional Profiles 2000

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
Regional Profiles 2001

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2001
Regional Profiles 2002

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2002
Regional Profiles 2003

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2003
Regional Profiles 2004

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2004
Regional Profiles 2005

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2005
Regional Profiles 2006

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC Coastal AHEC (now known as South East AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Re… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2006
Regional Profiles 2007

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2007
Regional Profiles 2008

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2008
Regional Profiles 2009

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2009
Regional Profiles 2010

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2010
Regional Profiles 2011

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2011
Regional Profiles 2012

Metro/Nonmetro Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metropolitan Counties AHEC Regions Southern Regional AHEC Greensboro AHEC Mountain AHEC Charlotte AHEC South East AHEC (formerly Coastal AHEC) Area L AHEC Wake AHEC Eastern AHEC Northwest AHEC HSA Region… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
2002 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps. For printable versions of maps, use the PDF links, to the right. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Dentists Registered Nurses Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Pharmacists     Do… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2002
2003 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps. For printable versions of maps, use the PDF links, to the right. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Dentists Registered Nurses Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Pharmacists   Download… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2003
2004 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps. For printable versions of maps, use the PDF links, to the right. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Certified Nurse Midwives Registered Nurses Licensed Pra… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2004
2005 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps in PDF format, suitable for printing. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Certified Nurse Midwives Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Dentists Denta… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2005
2006 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps in PDF format, suitable for printing. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Certified Nurse Midwives Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Dentists Denta… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2006
2007 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps in PDF format, suitable for printing. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Certified Nurse Midwives Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Dentists Denta… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2007
2008 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

The links below each open a new window to display maps in PDF format, suitable for printing. Physicians Primary Care Physicians Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners Certified Nurse Midwives Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Dentists Denta… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2008
Addressing the Allied Health Workforce Data Void

North Carolina’s Innovative Strategy to Confront the Challenge What Motivated this Project? Project Goals and Products Results and Outcomes Challenges How to Improve Workforce Planning Efforts   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Susan L. Dyson, MHA 2003
The State of Allied Health in North Carolina

An overview of issues and opportunities for the allied health workforce in North Carolina Importance of allied health to the state’s economy Challenges confronting the workforce Opportunities for growth and collaboration   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Aaron McKethan, PhD Katie Gaul, MA Rebecca R. Livengood, MSPH 2005
The State of Allied Health

An Overview of Issues and Opportunities Facing the Allied Health Workforce Why should policy makers care about the allied health workforce? Economic restructuring: manufacturing and healthcare jobs Challenges confronting the workforce Now that we have… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Aaron McKethan, PhD Katie Gaul, MA 2005
Physician Supply and Distribution in NC: Geography, Demography, Policy

Geography, Demography, Policy (NCIOM) Describe the geographic distribution of physicians in NC Describe the age-gender structure of NC physicians Comment on policies in other states and changes in production of     physicians Opportunities for growth a… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Hazel Hadley 2005
Trends in Physician Supply in North Carolina

NCIOM Highlight emerging trends in the supply of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the US and NC Closely examine the characteristics of physicians who are new to practice in NC Estimate the future supply of physicians for NC… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Jennifer King Hazel Hadley 2005
Trends in the Primary Care and Specialist Physician Workforce in NC

Describe trends in the supply and distribution of 1) the primary care workforce, including physicians, NPs and PAs; and 2) the specialty workforce, focusing on surgeons, psychiatrists, ob/gyns and pediatricians Examine race/ethnicity of the workforce c… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Jennifer King Katie Gaul, MA Mark Holmes, PhD 2006
Collecting Allied Health Workforce Data

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Purpose is to provide an overview of the lessons learned from collecting allied health workforce data: What have we learned? What has gone well and what hasn’t gone so well? How can you collect workforce data to shape all… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2006
North Carolina Providers*: Supply and Distribution by Race (NCIOM)

Race of NC providers compared to NC population Rates of practicing in rural and undeserved areas by race Geographic distribution of underrepresented NC physicians compared to population *providers include physicians, physician assistants and nurse prac… Read more »

Jennifer King 2006
Creating a Healthy Economy and a Healthy Population

Why We Need to Pay Attention to the Rising Demand for Allied Health Workers in NC How to count allied health workers Why should policy makers care about the allied health care workforce? Allied health job bacancy tracking project What’s needed? Better… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Aaron McKethan, PhD 2006
The Supply and Distribution of Psychiatrists in North Carolina

Pressing Issues in the Context of Mental Health Reform North Carolina’s physician supply compared to national context Psychiatrists: supply, education and distribution Child psychiatrists: supply and distribution Policy Considerations   Download P… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2006
The Dentist Workforce in North Carolina

Trends in the supply Geographic distribution Training location, demographic and practice characteristics Projections Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Jennifer King 2006
The Move toward the Clinical Doctorate in the Allied Health Professions in North Carolina

Why discuss? What’s a clinical doctorate? Arguments for and against the clinical doctorate Lessons learned: the move to the PharmD Different Perspectives   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2007
Addressing “Stress” in the Health Care Workforce

Human Resources for Health The term “stress” is used to describe conditions where supply trends move differently than they have in the past Workforce problems and solutions Past and current research themes Questions to be asked   Download PDF… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH 2007
Shaping Health Workforce Policy through Data-Driven Analyses

The Sheps/NC AHEC Collaboration The NC Health Professions Data System (HPDS) Lessons Learned The Challenge: Defining AHEC role in context of declining funding and limited national capacity for workforce planning Moving Forward: Technical Assistance… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2007
The State of the Allied Health Workforce in North Carolina

Why study allied health workforce shortages? Challenges in estimating the supply of, and demand for, allied health professionals The allied health vacancy tracking project Moving forward—challenges and opportunities   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Phillip Summers, MPH Katie Gaul, MA Stephen Rutledge 2007
The Dentist Workforce in North Carolina – UPDATED WITH 2007 DATA

Trends in supply Geographic distribution Training location, demographic and practice characteristics Updated Projections   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Jessica Carpenter Hazel Hadley 2011
The Dentist Workforce in North Carolina – UPDATED WITH 2009 DATA

Trends in supply Geographic distribution Training location, demographic and practice characteristics Updated Projections   Download PDF  

Victoria McGee, MA Tamar Odle Jessica Lyons, MS Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2009
The State of the Allied Health Workforce in North Carolina

Supply and demand data Linking allied health worforce shortages to economic development efforts The allied health vacancy tracking project Allied health workforce planning in the New World of Reform   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2011
One State’s Effort to Track the Social Accountability of Medical Education

Policy context and dilemmas Medical student tracking in NC: history, data sources, methods Findings: retention of NC medical students five years out Discussion and lessons learned Future directions   Download PDF  

Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Jessica Lyons, MS 2012
Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Surgical Workforce Needs

What changes are needed to better align GME policy to meet the surgical health needs of the US population? Projection of future supply of surgeons for 12 ACGME surgical specialties Cartographic analyses showing geographic distribution of surgery servic… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2012
Allied Health Workforce Planning: What North Carolina Can Learn from New Zealand

Policy context of allied health What can NC learn from New Zealand? Allied health job vacancy tracking report: demand-side data Are We Creating Intelligence   Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2012
The Status of Health Professions Diversity in North Carolina

Diversity and emerging workforce shortages Where do the data come from and what are strengths/limitations? What does health workforce diversity currently look like in the state? How has workforce diversity changed over time? Where are NC’s diverse prac… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Victoria McGee, MA 2012
Meeting the Demands of a Transformed Health Care System

Retooling and Reconfiguring North Carolina’s Health Workforce to Meet the Demands of a Transformed Health Care System Why we need to retool and reconfigure the workforce Current challenges Future challenges What is needed to move toward a transformed s… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2012
Physicians in North Carolina: Sufficiency, Shortage or “Stress”

Current policy context What’s a shortage? Trends in supply and distribution Where do NC physicians come from? Why do we care where physicians trained? Who counts as primary care? If we need more people, who do we need? Health workforce planning in NC… Read more »

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA 2012
Allied Health Vacancies and Health Workforce Diversity in NC

Overview of the NC HPDS Review of the fall 2011 NC allied health vacancy report Review of NC health workforce diversity (2009 data)   Download PDF  

Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Victoria McGee, MA Katie Gaul, MA Eddie Alcorn, MHA, MBA 2012
Health Workforce Diversity and Allied Health in NC

Overview of the NC HPDS and data sources Diversity and emerging workforce shortages What does health workforce diversity currently look like in the state? How has workforce diversity changed over time? Where are NC’s diverse practitioners educated? Dat… Read more »

Victoria McGee, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Katie Gaul, MA Eddie Alcorn, MHA, MBA 2012
Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina and the United States

GME is hot topic (and not just for policy wonks) North Carolina versus the United States — how do we compare? Residents trained in North Carolina – retention, specialty choice and distribution AHEC’s contribution to residency training in NC GME costs… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
The Dental Workforce in North Carolina

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Setting the policy context Trends in supply and distribution Demographic and practice characteristics Projections and implications   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Meeting the Needs of a Transformed Health System

Reconfiguring and Retooling the Workforce To Meet the Needs of a Transformed Health System Current policy context Health workforce planning in the past Health workforce planning in the future What can we learn from New Zealand?   Download PDF

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Are We Preparing the Allied Health Workforce?

What will North Carolina need now and in the future? Current policy context Shift from “who” delivers care to “how” care is delivered Flexible use of workers needed to improve care delivery and efficiency Engaging clinicians, employers and patients in… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Education Models to Cultivate the Rural Health Workforce

Health system is transforming; existing workers take on new roles There are imbalances in the geographic location, specialty and practice settings of health professionals New and existing workforce will shift from acute to ambulatory,community- and hom… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA 2014
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina

Where do we get data on NPs in North Carolina? How many NPs are there and where are they? What are NPs’ demographic, education and practice characteristics?   Download PDF

Katie Gaul, MA Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Trends in the Nursing Workforce in North Carolina

Presentation Overview Background on NC HPDS Licensed Practical Nurses Registered Nurses Nurse Practitioner Specialty Definitions Certified Nurse Midwifery data presented at NC General Assembly   Download PDF

Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Katie Gaul, MA Matt Minnotte, BS Yin Li, BM, RN 2014
Graduate Medical Education in the US

Lessons Learned from State Initiatives May 21, 2014: CMMI SIM Team Webinar Why Study States? • Most discussion has been national, our study examines state initiatives • In absence of substantive federal policy change, states are “policy laboratories” f… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Paul Rockey, MD (ACGME) 2014
Timing and Effect of Branching and Switching during Graduate Medical Education

It’s Complicated: Quantifying the Magnitude, Timing and Effect of Branching and Switching during Graduate Medical Education May 1, 2014: AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference Presentation This presentation was originally given at the AAMC Health Wo… Read more »

Andy Knapton, MSc Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Paul Jolly, PhD 2014
Supply, Demand, and New Roles for the Pharmacist Workforce

A North Carolina Case Study May 1, 2014: AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference Overview • NC Pharmacist Supply • NC Pharmacist Demand • New and Emerging Roles for Pharmacists   Download PDF

Julie Spero, MSPH Christopher Del Grosso, BS Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
How Physicians Change Clinical Focus During the Course of Their Career

Toward developing a better understanding of how physicians change clinical focus during the course of their career April 25, 2014: American Board of Medical Specialties National Health Policy Forum The context: Rapid health system change underway. Much… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Webinar: Meeting the Needs of a Transformed Health System 4-09-14

How can we transform the workforce to meet the needs of a transformed health system? Presenter: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill When:… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Meeting the Needs of a Transformed Health System 3-25-14

How can we transform the workforce to meet the needs of a transformed health system? March 25, 2014: North Carolina Community College System, CE Leadership Institute Framing this presentation People ask us: “Will North Carolina have the right number of… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Webinar: Opportunity for State Health Workforce Data Collection

Motivations, Barriers, and Strategies Presenter: Katie Gaul, HWTAC Deputy Director When: February 12th, 2014 at 2:00pm EST Length: 1 hour Slides: HWTACwebinar1_Gaul_12Feb2014.pdf Q&A: GaulWebinar_QA_12Feb2014.pdf Description: Got data? We’ll kick o… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA 2014
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Obstetric Delivery Providers in North Carolina

February 26, 2014: Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Midwives Presentation Overview Where do we get the data? How many physicians provide deliveries in NC and how has that number change over time? Do we… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Katie Gaul, MA Matt Minnotte, BS 1998
Webinar: Opportunity for State Health Workforce Data Collection

Motivations, Barriers, and Strategies Presenter: Katie Gaul, HWTAC Deputy Director When: February 12th, 2014 at 2:00pm EST Length: 1 hour Slides: HWTACwebinar1_Gaul_12Feb2014.pdf Q&A: GaulWebinar_QA_12Feb2014.pdf Description: Got data? We’ll kick o… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA 2014
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of the Health Workforce in North Carolina

January 21, 2014: NC Legislative Review Committee on Health Care Provider Practice Sustainability and Training/Additional Transparency Presentation overview Where do we get data on NC providers? How many health providers are enough? Benchmarking: North… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Optometrists in North Carolina

January 21, 2014: NC Legislative Review Committee on Health Care Provider Practice Sustainability and Training/Additional Transparency Presentation overview What I covered in December, agenda for today Supply of optometrists – how many is enough? Bench… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2014
Health Workforce Supply in North Carolina

Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges December 16, 2013: NC Legislative Review Committee on Health Care Provider Practice Sustainability and Training/Additional Transparency Presentation overview The context Current challenges The health workforc… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Are We Prepared for the Future?

Are We Preparing the Allied Health Workforce North Carolina Will Need Now and in the Future? November 12, 2013: North Carolina Community College System Framing this presentation People ask us: “Will North Carolina have the right number of health profes… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Graduate Medical Education in the US

Lessons Learned from State Initiatives September 25, 2013: National Health Policy Forum Presentation Overview Our interviews paint a picture of states having much to risk and much to gain, but missing out on important opportunities to reform GME. 10 Le… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Julie Spero, MSPH Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Paul Rockey, MD (ACGME) 2013
North Carolina’s Rural Health Workforce: Challenges and Strategies

July 31, 2013: North Carolina Institute of Medicine Rural Health Task Force Main Themes Health professional supply in rural areas has remained stagnant Gap between well supplied and not well supplied continues to grow How can we address these challenge… Read more »

Julie Spero, MSPH 2013
Meeting the Needs of a Transformed Health System

Reconfiguring and Retooling the Workforce To Meet the Needs of a Transformed Health System April 15, 2013: H2P Consortium National Advisory Council Meeting Presentation Overview Current policy context Health workforce planning in the past Health workfo… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Trends in Graduate Medical Education

February 20, 2013: NC Hospital CEOs and AHEC Directors Meeting Presentation Overview GME is hot topic (and not just for policy wonks) North Carolina versus the United States — how do we compare? Residents trained in North Carolina — retention, specialt… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2013
Model of Physician Supply and Healthcare Utilization

AAMC Physician Workforce Research Conference May 3, 2012 | Washington, DC Developing an open source simulation model of physician supply and healthcare utilization. Project Goals (briefly) Overview of current model Outline key questions Solicit feedbac… Read more »

Mark Holmes, PhD 2012
Health Workforce Modeling

Health Workforce Modeling: Past, Present and Future Challenges and Opportunities May 3, 2013: AAMC Physician Workforce Research Conference A sandbox approach to this presentation Limitations of past models Overview of our physician projection model Cha… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP 2012
County Profiles 2002

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.  Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Clevela… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2002
County Profiles 2001

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2001
County Profiles 2003

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.   Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Clevel… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2003
County Profiles 2004

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.   Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Clevel… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2004
County Profiles 2005

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.   Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Clevel… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2005
County Profiles 2006

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.   Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Clevel… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2006
County Profiles 2007

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2007
County Profiles 2008

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2008
County Profiles 2009

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2009
County Profiles 2010

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2010
GME in the United States: A Review of State Initiatives

The debate on how best to reform and fund Graduate Medical Education (GME) is moving up the health policy agenda. Most of the proposals are coming from national organizations offering national solutions. Often absent from the discussion is the importan… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2013
2004 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2004
2005 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2005
2006 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2006
2007 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2007
2008 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2008
2009 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2009
2010 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2010
2011 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2011
2012 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health profes… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
How Many Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care?

There are significant differences depending on how you count them May 2, 2014: AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference NPs seen as answer to (perceived) primary care physician shortage National debate whether primary care shortage is here or will soo… Read more »

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Yin Li, BM, RN 2014
County Profiles 2011

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.     Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2011
County Profiles 2012

Select a county from the map or from the alphabetical list below.    Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
2010 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

Certified Nurse Midwives Chiropractors Dental Hygienists Dentists Licensed Practical Nurses Nurse Practitioners Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Optometrists Pharmacists Physicians Physician Assistants Primary Care Physicians Reg… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2010
2011 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

Certified Nurse Midwives Dental Hygienists Dentists Licensed Practical Nurses Nurse Practitioners Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Optometrists Pharmacists Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Physicians Physician As… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2011
2012 Health Professionals per 10,000 Population: Maps

Certified Nurse Midwives Chiropractors Dental Hygienists Dentists Licensed Practical Nurses Nurse Practitioners Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Optometrists Pharmacists Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Physician… Read more »

Health Workforce Research 2012
A Study of Associate Degree Nursing Program Success

Evidence from the 2002 Cohort The Current Policy Context Key Findings of Factors Affecting: Graduation Rates NCLEX Pass Rates Retention in NC Workforce Policy Implications and Conclusions Recommendations   Download PDF  

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Dan Belsky Jessica Carpenter Katie Gaul, MA 2008

About the Sheps Center

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 7590
725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590

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