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

Product type: presentation to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Health Policy Fellows on December 9th, 2019 Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Julie Spero, MSPH, Shikira THomas, MSPH, Evan Galloway, MPS, Heather Wilson, BA Summary:  Scope of practice (SOP) battles are emerging with increased frequency Health professional regulation is state function result is significant variation… Read more »

Workforce Outcomes of North Carolina Medical School Graduates: A Report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee

North Carolina Session Law 2017-57, Section 11J.2, the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2017, directed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and The University of North Carolina (UNC) to assess the degree to which physician training programs in North Carolina meet the healthcare needs of North Carolina’s citizens. The Program on… Read more »

Health Workforce Trends and Challenges in the Carolinas and the United States

November 9, 2017 Julie Spero, MSPH; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation to the Rural Hospital Conference of the Carolinas Conference Presentation Overview NC and SC health workforce data systems Current workforce trends in the US & Carolinas Nurse Education Obstetric care in rural NC Medical School and Residency Big picture health system change: What does… Read more »

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 professions • Compare the racial/ethnic diversity of the state to that of its health professionals • Show how we use data to… Read more »

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 health workforce data in NC How our data are used in research and policy  

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 »

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 Health System –What’s Happening in Pharmacy?