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


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


Links to findings from research studies by UW CHWS.


Presentations and posters from research studies by UW CHWS

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.

Recent Presentations

Skillman SM Washington State’s health workforce: (1) Physicians and (2) Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network Presented at Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers Workforce Committee meeting, July 29, 2016, Tacoma, WARead More
Skillman SM Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network Presented at the Registered Nurse Supply and Demand Forecasting Meeting, July 21, 2016, Big Sky, MTRead More
Park J, Wu X, Frogner BK, Pittman P The Effects of the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home on Staffing and Productivity in the Community Health Centers 6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), Philadelphia, PARead More

Recent Publications

Gattman N, Reule R, Balassa A, Skillman SM, McCarty RL, Schwartz MR Washington's Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment: Project Phase I Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board FallRead More
McCarty RL, Schwartz MR, Skillman SM Washington’s Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment: Input from Key Informants Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More
Roberts FA, DiMarco AC, Skillman SM, Mouradian WE Growing the dental workforce for rural communities: University of Washington’s RIDE program Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging 40(3):79-84Read More