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 coordination of allied health workforce development efforts    

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    

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    

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 system? Alignment of AHEC traditional mission with goals of health reform    

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? Data reflections: What does it all mean?    

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?  

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 reconfiguring workforce Building partnerships Using data to shape policy    

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 home-based settings Career ladders missing, have broken rungs  

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: April 9th, 2014 at 2:00pm EDT Length: 1 hour Slides: HWTACwebinar3_Fraher_9Apr2014.pdf Description: Much discussion is underway… Read more »

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 health professionals it needs now and in the future?” I’d like to reframe as: What… Read more »