Washington's Behavioral Health Workforce: Barriers and Solutions - Phase II Report and Recommendations
Report highlights an assessment of the barriers affecting the Washington State's behavioral health workforce and discusses potential policy solutions to address them. Includes recommendations pertaining to reimbursement incentives, training, and reciprocity agreements, among other barriers to address throughout the state, including in rural areas.
Author(s): Julia G. O'Connor, Nova E. Gattman, Liz Coleman, et al. Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board view details
Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents
Discusses the role contact tracing plays in preventing further spread of the coronavirus in rural communities. Highlights an IHS hospital in Arizona and its in-person contact tracing initiative. Also covers contact tracing training strategies, featuring the work of Alaska's AHEC program, a center for public health in Washington, and a national public health foundation.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Washington State's 2019 Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce
Highlights the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce supply in the state of Washington in 2019. Explores the demographics, distribution, education, and work setting of LPNs using data collected from a survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and from state license renewals.
Author(s): Benjamin A. Stubbs, Susan M. Skillman Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details