Jean Moore was appointed Center Director, effective April 1, 2004. Ms. Moore replaces Edward Salsberg who established the Center and led it for eight years. Mr. Salsberg accepted a position with the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington D.C. as the Director of a new Center for Workforce Studies.
The Center’s website was recently re-designed to improve its appearance and accessibility to Center reports and presentations. You can view the Center’s website at chws.albany.edu.
New York Health Careers Website
Earlier this year, the Center completed work on a New York Health Careers website. It is designed to be a guide for students, guidance counselors, current health care workers or anyone interested in a career in health care. It includes detailed information on over thirty health careers. We are actively seeking sponsors for the Health Careers Website to support the maintenance and updating of profession-specific information and hyperlinks. You can view the New York Health Careers website at www.healthcareersinfo.net.
The Center has recently completed a number of reports that are now posted to the Center’s website, including:
The Health Care Workforce in New York State, 2003: Trends in the Supply and Demand for Health Workers in New York City, Long Island, and Upstate New York
The Center monitors annual health care employment patterns as well as other indicators of the supply and demand for health workers by occupation and setting in New York State and produces an annual report of findings. The most recently completed report analyzed 2003 trends in health care workforce supply and demand in New York State. These annual reports are primarily supported through funding from the 1199 Hospital League Health Care Industry Planning and Placement Fund, Inc.
The New York City Physician Workforce, 2000
This report, funded by the United Hospital Fund of New York, profiles the supply and distribution of physicians practicing in New York City in 2000 by borough, neighborhood and specialty.
New York State Registered Nursing Graduations, 1996-2005
To better understand trends affecting the supply of registered nurses (RNs) in New York State, the Center surveys RN education programs in the state annually. The brief survey includes questions on applications, acceptances, and graduations for the current year as well as projected graduations through 2005. This summary presents the highlights of 2003 survey findings.
Health Care Employment Projections: An Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Projections, 2002-2012
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistic publishes occupational and industry projections biennially for employment in the United States in the coming decade. Projections by sector and by occupation for the period 2002 through 2012 were released in 2004. The Center analyzed these projections and summarized the most significant findings related to health occupations in this report.
Nursing Aides, Home Health Aides, and Related Health Care Occupations — National and Local Workforce Shortages and Associated Data Needs
Nursing aides and home health aides are responsible for providing direct patient care to chronically ill, disabled, and elderly persons in nursing homes and other institutional or community-based settings as well as at home. This report, commissioned by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions compiles data from existing data systems that describes these paraprofessionals, documents the strengths and weaknesses of existing data sources; and identifies strategies that might be implemented to improve the relevance, accuracy, and timeliness of the data. The full report can be found on HRSA’s website:
A Comparison of Changes in the Professional Practice of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives: 1992 and 2000
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions commissioned the Center to conduct a study documenting the extent to which nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives experienced increasing legal scope of practice in each of the fifty states between 1992 and 2000 and were helping to meet the health care needs of underserved populations. This report presents the findings of this study, including changes in roles and responsibilities of these professionals as well as the increase in acceptance and recognition by patients, physicians, and the general public. A copy of the full report can be obtained from the HRSA information Center at www.ask.hrsa.gov/detail.cfm?id=BHP00198.
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