The Physician Assistant Workforce In North Carolina

This study examines the current supply of PAs in NC including demographic trends, practice locations, demand for services, and educational trends.   ____________ Date: January 2018 Authors: Julie C. Spero, MSPH, Zahabiya Petiwala, MBA Suggested citation: Spero JC, Petiwala Z. The Physician Assistant Workforce In North Carolina. Program on Health Workforce  Research and Policy, The… Read more »

How Data and Evidence Can (and Should!) Inform Scope of Practice

April 9, 2018 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Ryan Kandrack, BS; Katie Gaul, MA Presentation to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Legislative Health Policy Fellows           Presentation Overview Our frame: objective, “data agitating” workforce researchers Scope of practice (SOP) battles are emerging with increased frequency due to concerns about shortages, rising health… Read more »

The Sheps Center Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy: Providing evidence to support health workforce policy in North Carolina

March 13, 2018 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Evan Galloway, MPS; Katie Gaul, MA; Ryan Kandrack, BS Presentation to the Academic Steering Leadership Group, UNC Health Sciences at Mountain AHEC           Presentation Overview The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy has a long history of using data and research to shape rural… Read more »

Evaluation of a Potential New Health Sciences School at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to Meet the Needs of the Region and State

The 2017 State Appropriations Act directed the Board of Governors (BOG) of the University of North Carolina (UNC) to study the feasibility of establishing a School of Health Sciences and Health Care at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC-P). The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy conducted a study that examined the… Read more »

The Chiropractic Workforce In North Carolina and a Potential School of Chiropractic Medicine at Winston-Salem State University

The 2017 State Appropriations Act directed the Board of Governors (BOG) of the University of North Carolina (UNC) to study the feasibility of establishing a school of chiropractic medicine at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy conducted a study of the supply and characteristics of chiropractors in North Carolina… Read more »

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 professions statistics. The annual publication includes state-, region-, and county-level statistics, as well as demographic and health-related… Read more »

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 practicing in the state, and shows the percent of each school’s graduates practicing in each North Carolina… Read more »

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 professions statistics. The annual publication includes state-, region-, and county-level statistics, as well as demographic and health-related… Read more »

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 characteristics can provide evidence to inform policy State budget constraints –what is the return on public investments in education? HRSA workforce… Read more »

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: • Current nursing workforce • “Education mobility” nurses — those who entered workforce with ADN and have gone on to BSN or higher • Future… Read more »

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 professions in HPDS—psychiatrists, psychologists, psych NPs and PAs • Collect and analyze data on social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed… Read more »

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: • Strong future supply in pipeline • Rapid growth of other optometry programs in other states •… Read more »