Health Care Employment Projections: An Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Projections, 2010-2020
The Center recently completed a report based on an analysis of the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics 10-year (2010-2020) occupational and industry projections for employment in the U.S., which are released every two years. The Center’s report analyzed health sector and health occupations employment and highlights the increasing importance of health care jobs to the country’s economy.
Download the report here: blsproj2012.pdf(426 KB)
Oral Health in Maine
In recent years, oral health stakeholders and policymakers in Maine have expressed concern about the oral health status of the state’s population and the need to improve access in some areas. In 2011, the Maine Legislature passed a resolve calling for a study of Maine’s oral health care needs. This first report is an assessment describing initiatives to address limited access to oral health services, the oral health status of the state’s population, and the oral health workforce in Maine.
Download the full report here: oralhealthmaine2012.pdf (2.8 MB)
Research Briefs on the New York Health Workforce
The Center has produced a series of research briefs on New York’s health workforce based on data from re-registration surveys of dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives. The latest briefs are described below.
New York’s Primary Care Workforce: Who Contributes?
There is growing recognition that the primary care clinician workforce is expanding. This research brief is based on a broad assessment of primary care capacity in New York and describes the contributions of all primary care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives.
Download the research brief here:NYPriCare2012.pdf (330 KB).
New York’s Rural and Urban Physician Workforce in 2010
The vast majority of New York’s active physicians practice in urban areas. This research brief examines the differences between physicians working in urban and rural counties of the state and considers demographic, educational, and practice characteristics.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nyruralurbanphys2012.pdf.
A Profile of Active Registered Nurses in New York
Registered nurses (RNs), who work in a variety of settings, are a vital part of the state’s health workforce. An analysis of licensed RNs in New York finds that not all of the state’s licensed RNs are active and not all active RNs work in the state. There is also wide regional variation in both the distribution and educational attainment of active RNs.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nyrn2012.pdf.
Underrepresented Minority Physicians in New York
Blacks/African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos are underrepresented in the New York physician workforce compared to their presence in state’s population. This research brief examines the demographic and practice characteristics of active underrepresented minority physicians and highlights the important contributions they make in increasing access to primary care services for underserved populations.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/urmny2012.pdf.
The International Medical Graduate Physician Workforce in New York
New York’s active physician workforce has one of the highest proportions of international medical graduates in the country. This research brief is based on an assessment of the state’s active physicians and focuses on two distinct groups of international medical graduates, foreign born and U.S. born, and compares them to U.S. medical graduates.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nyimgphys2012.pdf.
Active Dental Hygienists in New York
Dental hygienists are a vital part of the oral health workforce. This research brief examines the supply, distribution, and characteristics of active dental hygienists in New York. Active dental hygienists are unevenly distributed across the state, with substantial maldistribution across the five counties of New York City.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nyhygienist2012.pdf.
Active Dentists in New York
Access to oral health services in New York is uneven. This research brief describes the supply and distribution of active dentists in the state and finds that while there is wide regional variation in the number of dentists per 100,000 population, most regions are well above the national rate of 55 dentists per 100,000. Key demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of the state’s active dentists are also examined.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nydentist2012.pdf.
Research Brief on Newly Trained Physicians
The Center conducts an annual survey of all physicians completing a residency or fellowship training program in New York in order to better understand demand for new physicians and the outcomes of training. The following research brief is based on analyses of data from this survey.
Retention of New Physicians Completing Training in New York
In recent years, a growing number of physicians who complete their graduate medical education in New York leave the state to practice. This research brief considers the differences between those physicians who remain in the state to practice and those who leave.
Download the research brief here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/09/nyphysretention2012.pdf.
Jean Moore, director of the Center, gave a presentation titled, “Transforming Data into Health Workforce Intelligence” at a symposium convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis on May 15-16, 2012. The presentation provided examples of health workforce research in New York and the impacts of these efforts on state policies and programs.
Download the presentation here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/052012c.pdf.
David Armstrong, a research associate at the Center, gave a presentation titled “Changes in Practice Patterns of Newly Trained Primary Care Physicians” at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 8th Annual Physician Workforce Research Conference held May 3-4, 2012 in Washington D.C. This presentation examined trends in practice patterns using data from the Center’s New York resident exit survey.
Download the presentation here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/052012b.pdf.
Jean Moore, director of the Center, gave a presentation titled, “Supporting Health Worker Flexibility in New York” at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 8th Annual Physician Workforce Research Conference held May 3-4, 2012 in Washington D.C. This presentation described recent efforts of an MRT advisory committee to identify strategies to make better use of the state’s health workforce, including recommended changes to scopes of practice for licensed personnel and scopes of services for assistive personnel.
Download the presentation here: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/052012a.pdf.
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