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Resources by Topic: Licensure and certification of health professionals

California's Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
Compiles and synthesizes data on California's licensed behavioral health workforce and pipeline of trainees. Features county-level behavioral health-related maps showing ratios of various types of providers to population and geographic distribution of training programs, graphs showing projected supply and demand for various types of providers, and demographic statistics on California's behavioral health workforce.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn, Joanne Spetz
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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Development and Deployment of Community Health Workers in Delaware
A guide for establishing a Community Health Worker program in the state of Delaware. Includes information about certification requirements and reimbursement mechanisms, along with model programs from other states.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Delaware Center for Health Innovation, Delaware Health and Social Services
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Pharmacist Licensure Survey
Provides workforce demographic and practice characteristics as well as supply and distribution information, from 4,920 pharmacists licensed in Indiana. Features statistics including county-level data on pharmacist geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Mental Health Professionals Licensure Survey
Presents information and data that can be used to promote discussion and inform evidence-based health workforce policy development. Features county-level statistics including population-to-provider ratios and Health Professional Shortage Area designations, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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A Guide for Emerging Professions: Tips for Stakeholders and Advocates of Emerging Professions to Professionalize and Integrate with the Health Care System
Provides background information and constructive knowledge to help stakeholders develop strategies to change policies and structures to integrate the profession into the existing healthcare system.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Utah's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce, 2017: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of APRNs in Utah
Provides a comprehensive examination of Utah's advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) workforce, including analysis of the fourth Utah Medical Education Council's (UMEC) APRN workforce survey. Covers topics such as certification, demographics, average income, education, distribution, supply and demand, practice setting, and more.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Physician Assistant Licensure Survey
Provides demographic and practice characteristics of the Indiana physician assistant (PA) workforce as well as supply and distribution information, intended to improve the quality and accessibility to primary care. Features statistics including county-level PA geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Physician Licensure Survey
Details demographic and practice characteristics for the physician and psychiatric workforce, with the goal of improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare through policymaking, workforce development, and resource allocation. Features statistics including primary care and psychiatry practice distributions with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2015 Indiana Nursing Licensure Survey
Presents a snapshot of demographic and practice characteristics that can be used to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare through policymaking, workforce development, and resource allocation. Features county-level statistics including distribution of RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform
Identifies and discusses health services research on the utilization and integration of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into healthcare service delivery applicable to U.S. policymakers. Includes an analysis regarding the various CHW models, employment data, training and credentialing, and challenges associated with the development of this occupation.
Author(s): John E. Snyder
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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