Oral Health Care in Maine
In 2011, the Maine Legislature passed a resolve calling for a study of Maine’s oral health care needs. In 2012, the Center conducted a series of research studies to address the questions raised in the resolve. The results of these studies were released in six separate reports. Below is a list of the reports and the Web links to view each of them.
Background Report on Oral Health in Maine, Jan. 2012
Assessment of Oral Health Delivery in Maine, Sept. 2012
New or Expanded Oral Health Workforce Models in the U.S., Nov. 2012
Report of Interviews of Oral Health Stakeholders in Maine, Nov. 2012
Report of the Survey of Dental Safety Net Providers in Maine, Dec. 2012
The five reports listed above can be found at: http://www.mcdph.org/headlinedet.asp?DET=24
The Oral Health Workforce in Maine: Executive Summary, Dec. 2012
Trends in New York Registered Nurse Graduations, 1996-2013
To understand trends affecting the supply of registered nurses (RNs) in New York, the Center surveys RN education programs in the state annually. The 2012 survey found that growth in the annual number of RN graduates in New York is slowing. Much of the increase in graduates between 2011 and 2012 can be attributed to BSN completers, who comprise a growing proportion of overall RN graduates. The job market continues to be very competitive for new RNs, particularly ADN-prepared RNs. For the full report of 2012 survey findings, please go to: nursinged2013.pdf
The Health Workforce in New York, 2012: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Workers
The Center routinely monitors health care employment patterns in New York as well as indicators of health worker shortages. This report, based on 2010-2012 data, presents a trend analysis of the health workforce in New York and provides key information at state and regional levels. Health sector job growth outpaced job growth in all other employment sectors in New York, particularly during the recent recession. Health care providers across the state reported recruitment and retention difficulties for a wide array of professions and occupations, including experienced RNs, clinical laboratory technologists, certified nurse aides, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists and nurse practitioners. Providers reported little difficulty recruiting newly licensed RNs. Download the full report: nytracking2013.pdf
Residency Training Outcomes in New York, 2012
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 their training. A key finding from the 2012 survey was that demand for primary care physicians was stronger than demand for specialists. Further, less than half of new physicians (44%) were planning to stay in New York after completing training. The most common reason for leaving New York was proximity to family (29%). View the report: nyexitsurveyreport2013.pdf
Works in Progress…
HRSA Health Professional Supply and Demand Simulation Models
The Center is part of a research team led by IHS Global Insight to build a new integrated health workforce simulation model for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that is designed to project supply and demand for more than 30 health professions and 42 medical specialties. The model uses a microsimulation approach for modeling both supply and demand, taking into account the characteristics of the person and the local health care environment when modeling supply of health workers and demand for health services.
Community Health Planning in the Adirondack Region
The Center is working with the Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN) and its members to conduct community health assessments and develop plans based on the New York State Department of Health’s Prevention Agenda. The work includes collecting and compiling data needed for the plans, developing reports, interpreting data, and prioritizing health needs. This work is expected to be completed by summer.
The Right Health Professionals in the Right Places (RP2)
As part of the Power of SUNY Strategic Plan, SUNY and a Healthier NY, the university system is launching an important new initiative, “The Right Health Professionals in the Right Places” (RP2). The goal of RP2 is to reduce health workforce shortages and improve health workforce diversity in order to address health disparities. A key activity of the project is to convene regional workgroups that will collaboratively plan health workforce development to address identified gaps and future needs. To support the efforts of regional workgroups, the Center is preparing a health professions data book that provides the best available data on health workforce supply and demand, population need, and the educational pipeline at state, regional, and county levels. The data book is expected to be released in late spring followed by regional meetings.
Forte GJ, Hanley A, Hagerty K, Kurup A, Neuss MN, Mulvey TM. American society of clinical oncology national census of oncology practices: preliminary report. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2013;9(1):9-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2012.000826
In June 2012, the Center in collaboration with American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted a census survey of all oncology practices in the United States in order to better understand key practice-level characteristics. More than 600 practices responded to the survey. This article presents preliminary highlights from an analysis of survey data.
Orkin FK, McGinnis SL, Forte GJ, Peterson MD, Schubert A, Katz JD, Berry AJ, Cohen NA, Holzman RS, Jackson SJ, Martin DE, Garfield JM. United States anesthesiologists over 50: retirement decision making and workforce implications. Anesthesiology. 2012;117(5):953-963. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182700c72
The Center, in collaboration with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, analyzed the responses of anesthesiologists to a 2006 national sample survey of physicians age 50-79 years in order to better understand older anesthesiologists’ work effort and retirement decision making. This article presents the results of this analysis. Among the findings, the work week for anesthesiologists decreased with age. The relative importance of factors reported among those leaving patient care differed by age cohort, subspecialty, and work status.
Web Site Improvements
We have updated our Web site. It is easier to use and gives quicker access to the Center’s reports, presentations, and research about the health workforce. Please visit our Web site, at http://188.8.131.52/~chwsalbany.
We have also updated our Health Careers Web site, with more complete and current information on nearly 60 health professions. The Web site provides general descriptions of health occupations and specific educational and New York state licensure requirements, as well as links to educational programs in the state, and forecasts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on future job growth. To visit the Health Careers Web site, go to: http://www.healthcareersinfo.net.
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