The health workforce is the backbone of any health care delivery system. Our research group houses four federally funded centers conducting quality research necessary to develop a strong and quality health workforce in the US:
In addition, our group conducts collaborative research with other organizations across the nation on topics such as enhancing primary care training, workforce shortages, models of team-based care, allied health professions, behavioral health workforce, and workforce diversity. Our group also provides technical assistance to governmental agencies involved in workforce planning.
Selected Current Projects
- CHWS Health Workforce Research Center on Allied Health
- COVID’s Effect on Leveraging Public Data to Track the Allied Health Workforce
- Examining Local Public Health Workforce Capacity and Challenges in Addressing Population Health Needs
- Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Community Pharmacist Patient Care and Future Workforce Needs
- System Level Supports and Barriers Home Care Workers Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- CHWS Health Workforce Research Center on Health Equity
- Burnout and Stress Among Medical and Health Professional Program Faculty
- Gender-Based Wage Gaps Among Health Care Workers: Is There a Spillover Effect?
- State Support for Community College and Diversity in Health Professions Programs
- The Impact of Health Resources on COVID-19 Mortality in Rural and Urban U.S. Communities
- Rural PREP
- Are Family Physicians Trained in Small Rural Residencies of Comparable Quality to Family Physicians Overall?
- Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants
- Washington State Oral Health Workforce Surveillance
- Washington State Sentinel Network
- WWAMI RHRC
- The Distribution of the General Surgery Workforce in Rural America: 2020
- What Is the Geographic Distribution of the Workforce with a DEA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine?