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
UW CHWS receives $2.25 million, 5-year cooperative agreement grant from Health Resources and Services Administration!
UW CHWS is happy to announce a $2.25 million, 5-year renewal of their collaborative agreement grant with the Health Resources and Services Administration to continue conducting research on the allied health workforce. To learn more, visit our webpage on the Health Workforce Research Center on Allied Health.

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

Skillman SM, McCarty RL Washington State’s behavioral health workforce assessment Presentation at the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Region E meeting. Bellingham, WA. July 26, 2017Read More
Frogner BK A framework for educating health professionals to address the social determinants of health Webinar for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Minnesota, MN. May 26 2017Read More
Frogner BK Implications of Trump administration policies for the health workforce Panel presentation at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Health Workforce Interest Group, New Orleans, LA, Jun 24 2017Read More

Recent Publications

Skillman SM, Dahal A Alaska's physician workforce in 2016 Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More
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