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Spring 2019
Welcome to Our Newest Team Member!

Anh Le joined the University of Washington (UW) Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) as a new full-time program manager supporting our two grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Anh is a UW alum of the School of Public Health as well as the Evans School of Public Policy.


Recent Publications and Presentations

UW CHWS had a successful showing at the Annual Health Workforce Conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Alexandria, VA (May 1-3, 2019). If you missed it, you can download our presentations here.

Through our HRSA-funded Health Workforce Research Center on Allied Health, UW CHWS conducted a survey (by mail and email) of Washington State’s certified medical assistants. The results were published in Medical Care Research and Review and among the key findings were that while generally satisfied, 56.2% of Washington State's certified medical assistants (MA-Cs) reported they would seek training or employment in another healthcare occupation within five years, with higher percentages among MA-Cs who felt overwhelmed by their workload and/or not satisfied with promotion opportunities. More details, including by sub-state region, are presented in our full report available here.

With funding from the Washington Center for Nursing, UW CHWS conducted a survey of registered nurses (RNs) in the state. Overall, more than 63% of surveyed nurses have baccalaureate or higher nursing degrees and of these RNs, about half completed that degree program at an institution in Washington state. Download the full report here.

Upcoming Conferences

The UW CHWS team will be showcasing their research findings at several upcoming conferences this summer. Our investigators have also played an important role behind the scenes by serving on organizing and award committees. We hope to see you at the following meetings!

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM)
June 2-4, 2019
Washington, DC

Behind the Scenes: Dr. Patterson serves as Vice Chair of the Health Workforce Interest Group. Dr. Frogner served on the Health Workforce Theme Review Committee and Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Awards Committee.
Pre-conference Session for the Health Workforce Interest Group (HWIG)
10:00 am - 11:30 am – Round Table Discussions
• Allied Health Round Table (Skillman)
• Diversity and Health Equity Round Table (Frogner)

8:00 am - 9:15 am – Poster Session
• B-80 - Variation in Use of Home Health Care by Urban-Rural Status and Geography (Mroz, Andrilla, Skillman, Patterson, et. al. – Research funded by WWAMI RHRC)
• B-294 - How Do U.S. Medical Schools Use Targeted Admissions to Increase the Number of Doctors in Rural Areas? (Jopson, Andrilla, Skillman, Patterson, et. al. - Research funded by Rural PREP)
• B-307 - Filling Gaps for Medical Assistants: The Apprenticeship Approach (Jopson and Skillman)
• B-331 - How Can We Support Small and Rural Residency Programs as Unified ACGME Accreditation Approaches in 2020 (Patterson, Jopson, Andrilla, Skillman, et. al. - Research funded by Rural PREP)
• B-332 - State Incentive Programs That Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Underserved Populations (Patterson, Schwartz and McCarty)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Podium Presentations
• Overeducated and Undervalued? An Exploratory Analysis of Educational Surplus, Income, and Immigration Status in Entry-Level Healthcare Jobs (Patterson)
• The Healthcare Industry’s Competition for Low-Skilled Labor (Frogner)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Poster Session
• C-132 - Investigating the Impact of Geographic Location on Colorectal Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: A National Study of the SEER Cancer Registry (Andrilla, et. al. – Research funded by WWAMI RHRC)

10:00 am-11:30 am – Podium Presentation
• Using a Novel Approach to Obtain and Deploy Demand Data for Health Workforce Development: Recent Applications of the Health Workforce Sentinel Network (Skillman)

12:00 pm-1:30 pm – Podium Presentation
• Overcoming Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Strategies for the Workforce Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (Andrilla - Research funded by WWAMI RHRC)
National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference
June 12-14, 2019
Denver, CO
Podium Presentations

• Nurse Workforce Supply and Demand Projections: How Different Models and Source Data Influence the Results (Skillman)
• Describing workforce demand: Three states’ data collection and dissemination approaches and examples of uses of the data (Skillman)
• Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary Care (Skillman - Research funded by Rural PREP)
International Health Economics Association (IHEA) World Congress
July 13-17, 2019
Basel, Switzerland

Behind the Scenes:
Dr. Frogner serves on the organizing committee for the Economics of the Health Workforce Interest Group.
Poster Session
• The Healthcare Industry’s Competition for Low-Skilled Labor (Frogner)
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