The Program on Health Workforce Research, located at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serves as an umbrella for projects that build the science behind the research of health workforce analysis in an effort to inform policy at the local, regional, state, national and international levels.
Our mission is to provide policy makers with evidence-based workforce research and data to ensure the right workforce is in place to meet the demands of the health care system. We build the science of workforce policy by:
- Grounding it in rigorous data, research and modeling techniques,
- Infusing it with interdisciplinary theory and methods,
- Conducting interprofessional workforce studies and
- Broadly disseminating, and applying, research to “real world” decisions affecting clinicians, employers, patients and public.