About Us

Learn more about the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies (UW CHWS).

Studies

Descriptions of completed and in-progress health workforce studies by UW CHWS.

Publications

Links to findings from research studies by UW CHWS.

Presentations

Presentations and posters from research studies by UW CHWS

CHWS News

CHWS Deputy Director Sue Skillman explains health care’s transition from a volume-based system to a value-based system.
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CHWS Newsletter

 
View current and past issues of our quarterly newsletter to learn more about how our work is helping shape the health workforce.

Research Partner

Rural Health Research Center

The University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies (UW CHWS) was established in 1998 with funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is based in the Research Section of the Department of Family Medicine, part of the University of Washington School of Medicine. UW CHWS houses one of seven Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) across the U.S. funded by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at HRSA. Each HWRC focuses on a specific aspect of the health workforce. UW’s HWRC is addressing the allied health workforce. Read the key findings from studies conducted between 2013 and 2016 across six health workforce research centers here.


Recent Presentations

McCarty RL, Skillman SM Barriers and Solutions in Washington’s Behavioral Health Workforce Presented at the Future of Healthcare in Washington State Conference, Renton, WA. March 30, 2017Read More
Stubbs BA, Skillman SM, Ferguson D. The Sentinel Network: Identifying Emerging Health Workforce Demand and Training Needs in Washington State Presented at the Washington Association of Healthcare Recruiters meeting, March 15, 2017, Seattle, WARead More
Stubbs BA, Skillman SM, Ferguson D The Sentinel Network: Identifying Emerging Health Workforce Demand and Training Needs in Washington State Presented at the Northwest Rural Health Conference, March 1, 2017, Seattle, WA.Read More

Recent Publications

Skillman SM, Dahal A Wyoming’s Physician Workforce in 2016 Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More
Stubbs BA, Frogner BK, Skillman SM The Value of Real Time Labor Market Information for Monitoring Health Workforce Demand: A Case Study Examining Employer Demand for Health Information Technology Skills Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More
Skillman SM, Dahal A Montana’s Physician Workforce in 2016 Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More