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 and 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 Idaho’s physician workforce in 2016 Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Read More
Frogner BK, Wu X, Park J, and Pittman P The Association of Electronic Health Record Adoption with Staffing Mix in Community Health Centers Health Services Research 52(S1)407-421 DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12648Read More
Frogner BK The Health Care Job Engine: Where Do They Come From and What Do They Say About Our Future? Medical Care Research and Review DOI: 10.1177/1077558716688156Read More