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Resources by Topic: Health aides and assistants

Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Virginia's Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce: 2018
An overview of the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of OTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce: 2018
An overview of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Certified Nurse Aide Workforce: 2018
An overview of the certified nurse aide (CNA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Certified Nurse Aide Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of CNAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Active Ottumwa: Adapting Evidence-Based Recommendations to Promote Physical Activity in a Micropolitan New Destination Community
Reports on the development of an evidence-based community-wide intervention promoting physical activity in Ottumwa, Iowa, a micropolitan community of nearly 25,000. This program, Active Ottumwa, utilizes lay health advisors, and incorporates behavioral and social intervention approaches to improve health. Evaluation procedures for this study include a community survey, longitudinal cohort assessment, observational data, interviews, and project records.
Author(s): Barbara Baquero, Christine M. Kava, Sato Ashida, Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Helena H. Laroche, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5), 917
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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North Dakota Nursing Facility Workforce Survey Chartbook: 2016
Analyzes the survey results from 78 nursing facility chief executive officers in North Dakota. Describes characteristics of the nursing facility workforce. Includes rural versus urban comparisons for multiple measures, such as registered nurse (RN) vacancy rates, number of nurse full-time equivalents (FTEs), level of difficulty in filling staff positions, most important problem in recruiting RNs, and many others.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Robin Besse, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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State of Care: Wisconsin's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Wisconsin. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, scope of practice, recruitment and retention, and unique challenges in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Wisconsin and at the national level, older adult population by county, and labor force participation and unemployment rates in Wisconsin by age, education, gender and family composition, and poverty.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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State of Care: Minnesota's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Minnesota. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, and unique challenges and changing demographics in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Minnesota and at the national level, and older adult population by county.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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Variation in Residential Care Community Nurse and Aide Staffing Levels: United States, 2014
Presents national and state estimates of staffing levels for registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses, and aides. Features statistics with breakdowns including metropolitan or nonmetropolitan statistical area, nonprofit or for-profit status, size of facility, and types of services provided.
Author(s): Vincent Rome, Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health Workforce Demand in Washington State: Employers' Current and Expected Needs for Home Care Aides, Medical Assistants, Nursing Assistants Certified, Licensed Practical Nurses, Associate's Degree Registered Nurses
Provides an overview of current and expected employer demands for key entry level healthcare occupations in the Washington, such as home care aides, medical assistants, nursing assistants certified, licensed practical nurses, associate's degree registered nurses.
Author(s): Lorella Palazzo, Susan M. Skillman, Anne Basye, Caitlin C. Morrison
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies
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