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 allied health workforce policy in your state?    

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 practitioners.    

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    

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 services Synthesis of lessons learned from state-based initiatives to expand GME training    

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 practitioners educated? Data reflections: What does it all mean?    

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