About Us

Better Information for Better Outcomes

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS)—established in 1996—is an academic research center based at the School of Public Health on the Health Sciences Campus at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Our mission is to provide timely, accurate information and conduct policy-relevant research about the health workforce.

Our work assists health, professional, and educational organizations, policy makers, planners, and other stakeholders to understand issues related to the supply, demand, distribution, and use of health workers.

The research conducted by CHWS supports and promotes health workforce planning and policymaking at local, regional, state, and national levels. CHWS is 1 of 9 health workforce research centers in the US, and the only HRSA-sponsored center with a unique focus on the oral health workforce.