Title VII funding not associated with practice outcomes in cross-sectional study of physicians graduating medical school between 2004-2010

Product type: policy brief from the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center project “Association Between Title VII Funding for Medical Schools and Physician Workforce Outcomes.” Objective: To examine the association between attending a Title VII-funded medical school and probability of practicing in primary care or underserved communities. Data/Setting: We used data from the 2016 AMA Physician Masterfile, the… Read more »

Framing and Disseminating Nursing Workforce Research for Policy

Product type: Keynote presentation to IRGNI, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 23, 2018. Presenters: Erin Fraher, PhD Overview: We’re facing ever expanding “know-do gap” between growing body of rigorous nursing workforce and scope of practice and payment policy Getting research translated into actionable policy change requires: –Documentation of key trends requiring policy action… Read more »

Physician Projection Models: Why the Differences and Why Does It Matter?

Product type: presentation at AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, Tysons Corner, VA., May 10, 2018 Presenters: Fraher E, Knapton, A, Kandrack, R, Holmes, M. Overview:  The physician shortage narrative persists. It causes us to ask, and answer, what I think is the wrong question We developed different modeling approach to identify types of health care… Read more »

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Wage Differences by Employment Setting.

Product type: manuscript published July 2018 in Nursing Outlook. Authors: Y Li, Mark Holmes, Erin Fraher, Barbara Mark, Cherly Jones. Background: Previous studies reported that primary care nurse practitioners working in primary care settings may earn less than those working in specialty care settings. However, few studies have examined why such wage difference exists. Purpose:… Read more »

Social Work Student and Practitioner Roles in Integrated Care Settings

Product type: manuscript. Authors: Erin P.Fraher PhD, MPP, Erica Lynn Richman, PhD, MSW. Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW, Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW. Introduction: Social workers are increasingly being deployed in integrated medical and behavioral healthcare settings but information about the roles they fill in these settings is not well understood. This study sought to… Read more »

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 »

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the North Carolina Health Workforce

March 2, 2018 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Ricketts PhD, MPH; Evan Galloway, MPS; Katie Gaul, MA Presentation to the North Carolina Health Deans           Presentation Overview Sheps Center houses health workforce data and expertise that are invaluable to UNC System and state policy makers Allied health workforce studies were funded in… 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 »

North Carolina’s Physician Training Programs Are Not Producing the Workforce Needed to Meet Population Health Needs

February 12, 2018 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Presentation to the Joint Oversight Subcommittee on Medical Education Programs and Medical Residency Programs, North Carolina General Assembly Presentation Overview Goal of this presentation: provide data on workforce outcomes of GME training requested in S.L. 2017-57, Sec. 11J.2 (SB 257, Sec. 11J.2) North Carolina doesn’t face an overall… Read more »