GW Health Workforce Institute

GW Health Workforce Institute The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at the George Washington University, is an university-wide initiative to strengthen health workforce policies in the U.S.

and around the world.

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"All of us have an opportunity and an obligation to do better to create an academic environment that is intentionally mo...
10/28/2020

"All of us have an opportunity and an obligation to do better to create an academic environment that is intentionally more inclusive and at the same time focused on dismantling the various roadblocks that have been strategically and systematically placed as barriers for individuals that are numerically underrepresented in medicine..." - Dr. Demicha Rankin

Join us this Thursday, October 29th at 1 pm for the Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health Profession’s Education. Register here. http://ow.ly/tdBT50C3sZM

Currently, Dr. Rankin is the Associate Dean for Admissions at Ohio State University College of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Rankin provides strategic direction and leadership for all activities for the Office of Admissions. Dr. Rankin is firmly rooted in the medical schools’ mission to recruit a highly qualified, diverse body of students to train a physician workforce capable of addressing healthcare disparities and embarking on healthcare research.

"There are no quick solutions to workforce diversity, however, it can be addressed with continued development of pipelin...
10/27/2020

"There are no quick solutions to workforce diversity, however, it can be addressed with continued development of pipeline programs that address the barriers underrepresented minority students experience. There must be a continued commitment to diversity and inclusion that includes broadening access and increasing the number and percentage of disadvantaged URMs prepared for careers and leadership..." - Dr. Brigit Carter Duke University School of Nursing #GWMIEquitySummit

Join the discussion with Dr. Brigit Carter, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, from Duke University School of Nursing will be a panelist on our Mullan Institute Summit panel "Creating Better Educational Pathways and Articulation Agreements" this Thursday, October 29 at 1 pm EDT. Register here: http://ow.ly/6wJD50C15Mv

Dr. Carter is an Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Senior Fellow at the Mullan Institute.

“The safety net of our country had many holes that existed long before this pandemic. Many of them were manufactured thr...
10/26/2020

“The safety net of our country had many holes that existed long before this pandemic. Many of them were manufactured through systemic oppression and racist policies that have been exacerbated by COVID. The medical institution is not immune to these inequities and racial caste continues to dictate who has access to care, who has quality of care, and who suffers the consequences. This is why Black, Latinx, and Native American communities have been disproportionately impacted from the spread of this virus. We can no longer pretend the sociological and the medical aren’t inextricably connected, and this realization has to start with our training.” - LaShyra "Lash" Nolen

It's not too late to register for the Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health's Profession's Education this Thursday, October 29th at 1 pm EDT #GWMIEquitySummit. To register for the event and see the full agenda visit our website: http://ow.ly/F25250C14VA

Ms. Nolen is a second-year student at Harvard Medical School where she is serving as student council president of her class, the first documented black woman to hold this leadership position. She is a published author and fervent advocate for social justice whose commentary has been published in the Boston Globe, New England Journal of Medicine, NPR, Teen Vogue, and HuffPost, among others.

"...Together, forward-thinking individuals will have the power to create educational models that strengthen diversity an...
10/23/2020

"...Together, forward-thinking individuals will have the power to create educational models that strengthen diversity and support the graduation of providers who are better prepared to mitigate healthcare disparities and advance health equity." - Dr. Kenya Beard

Next Thursday, October 29th at 1 pm EDT, Dr. Kenya Beard, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Nassau Community College will join the panel discussion "Changing the experience of students and faculty of color in health professions schools" at the virtual Mullan Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health Profession’s Education. Dr. Beard's research focuses on strengthening the capacity of academia to graduate a diverse workforce that's more prepared to advance health equity. #GWMIEquitySummit

To register for the summit and view the full agenda for the event visit: http://ow.ly/XFk050BZa8P

"At first, we approached health workforce needs as an issue of diversity. Then, we expanded our diversity efforts to hig...
10/22/2020

"At first, we approached health workforce needs as an issue of diversity. Then, we expanded our diversity efforts to highlight the importance of inclusion. Next, we underscored the importance of an equity lens." Dr. Maranda Ward

Next Thursday, October 29th, at 1 pm EDT, Dr. Maranda Ward will be joining us for the Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health's Profession's Education #GWMIEquitySummit. To register for the event and see the full agenda visit our website: http://ow.ly/LjZM50BZ7Ys

Dr. Ward is an expert on health equity in the GW Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences where her research focuses on the social determinants of health and eliminating health disparities.

"What we're looking to do is name and frame the challenges to increasing and improving health workforce diversity, and t...
10/21/2020

"What we're looking to do is name and frame the challenges to increasing and improving health workforce diversity, and then being able to identify practical pathways to overcoming those barriers".

Tune in next Thursday, October 29th to hear Beyond Flexner Alliance director and Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Senior Fellow Toyese Oyeyemi Jr. close out the Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health Profession’s Education, by framing actionable next steps to make health workforce more equitable.

To register and view the full agenda visit our website: http://ow.ly/8I6950BZ6a5

Please join us next Thursday, October 29th, at 1 pm EDT for The Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism...
10/20/2020

Please join us next Thursday, October 29th, at 1 pm EDT for The Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit: Structural Racism and Health Profession’s Education. #GWMIEquitySummit

Dr. Yolanda Haywood the Senior Associate Dean of Diversity & Faculty Affairs, the ​Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and an Associate Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences will be joining the panel discussion "Motivating Policy Change to Promote Equity" at 3:50 pm EDT.

To register for the event and view the entire Mullan Health Workforce Equity Summit agenda visit: https://www.gwhwi.org/health-workforce-equity-summit.html

Please join us for the virtual Mullan Institute Health Workforce Equity Summit “Structural Racism and Health Profession’...
10/02/2020

Please join us for the virtual Mullan Institute Health Workforce Equity Summit “Structural Racism and Health Profession’s Education” on October 29, 2020, from 1 pm - 5 pm ET. #GWMIEquitySummit

Please visit our website to register: https://www.gwhwi.org/health-workforce-equity-summit.html

The Summit is an annual event that convenes stakeholders, scholars, and the public on important and timely topics relating to health disparities, equity, and the health workforce. Longstanding racial inequities exposed by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement contributed to the decision to focus this year’s summit on priorities and strategies to increase diversity in the health workforce.


The overall goal of this year’s Summit is to identify barriers to increasing diversity in health professions and actions to address those barriers.

The latest Mullan Institute webinar, "The Ins and Outs of Hazard Pay for Healthcare Workers", examines the concept of Ha...
09/30/2020

The latest Mullan Institute webinar, "The Ins and Outs of Hazard Pay for Healthcare Workers", examines the concept of Hazard Pay, defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as “additional pay for performing hazardous duties or physical hardship.” The panel provides a brief overview of current hazard pay proposals, examines the need and impact of hazard pay for low and high-wage essential health care workers, and offers an economist perspective and possible approaches.

Dr. Natalie Kirilichin, a GW emergency physician and PI at the Mullan Institute, moderates. Panelists include Dr. Michael Strain, Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy and Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); Dr. Sarah Nolan, Deputy Policy Director for Healthcare at Service Employees International Union(SEIU); and Ms. Laura Wooster, Associate Executive Director of Public Affairs at the American College of Emergency Physicians - ACEP.

Watch here: https://www.gwhwi.org/covid-19/the-ins-and-outs-of-hazard-pay-for-healthcare-workers

Are you or anyone you know a Salesforce expert? We are looking for a candidate to join our team that is passionate about...
09/11/2020

Are you or anyone you know a Salesforce expert? We are looking for a candidate to join our team that is passionate about #healthequity and has the technical skills to support the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program. Visit our website for more information on how to apply. https://www.gwhwi.org/jobs.html

The Mullan Institute COVID-19 Workforce Deficit Estimator latest projections warn of widespread hospital workforce short...
08/13/2020
26 states will soon face shortage of ICU doctors

The Mullan Institute COVID-19 Workforce Deficit Estimator latest projections warn of widespread hospital workforce shortages during a second wave of Covid-19 infections in late fall. ICU doctors, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, and hospital pharmacists will be in short supply in many states.
Many hospital workers are already tired; some have died. The situation is predicted to get much worse, but it doesn't have to happen. We can flatten the curve by wearing masks and social distancing. ABC News Milken Institute School of Public Health

Twenty-six states will soon face shortage of ICU doctors; nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists will come up short too, according to a new study.

We are excited to announce the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at Milken Institute School of Publi...
07/31/2020
Acuerdo entre UNAJ y George Washington University para promover la formación en Equidad en Salud

We are excited to announce the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at Milken Institute School of Public Health will be partnering with Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche to develop a Higher Diploma in Health Equity that would begin in 2021.

http://ow.ly/ZDlx50AN0Aq

This program will be spearheaded by Mullan Institute Director Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, Professors Jonatan Konfino (Professor of Public Health at UNAJ and GW), Teresa Poccioni (Director of the UNAJ Institute of Health Sciences) and Martin Silberman (Professor and Research Coordinator of the Higher Diploma in Health Networks of UNAJ).

The objectives of the Higher Diploma in Health Equity include:

1. Deepen the knowledge of the theoretical foundations of inequities in health and social medicine
2. Promote the use of tools that facilitate health analysis and health policies from an equity perspective
3. Incorporate the perspective of equity in the design of health policies and epidemiological research
4. Promote professional awareness of its potential contribution to the evaluation and solution of inequality problems
5. Develop interprofessional and teamwork skills.

--- Nota publicada el 24 de julio de 2020 --- El rector Ernesto Villanueva suscribió una Carta de Intención con el Milken Institute for Public Health de dicha universidad estadounidense, en el marco de un proyecto de desarrollo conjunto de una oferta académica de posgrado entre ambas institucione

Happy Birthday, Fitz! Dr. Mullan – as we knew him – was an inspirational social activist, writer, and educator. He was a...
07/22/2020

Happy Birthday, Fitz! Dr. Mullan – as we knew him – was an inspirational social activist, writer, and educator. He was a champion and crusader in making health care more just and equitable. Beyond Flexner Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

The Mullan Institute is looking for three successful candidates to join the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity team. Are...
07/06/2020

The Mullan Institute is looking for three successful candidates to join the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity team. Are you or anyone you know looking to be part of a team working on important issues to advance health equity locally and globally? Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is part of a larger network of programs working on important global issues at the Atlantic Fellows We are hiring for the following roles:

- Research Associate
- Senior Research Assistant
- Research Assistant

To learn more and to apply visit our website. https://www.gwhwi.org/jobs.html

As States Reopen, Do They Have The Workforce They Need To Stop Coronavirus Outbreaks? GMWI's Contact Tracing Workforce E...
06/18/2020
As States Reopen, Do They Have The Workforce They Need To Stop Coronavirus Outbreaks?

As States Reopen, Do They Have The Workforce They Need To Stop Coronavirus Outbreaks? GMWI's Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator was featured on @NPR's @MorningEdition segment today. https://www.gwhwi.org/estimator-613404.html

Our tool helps states identify their current need for #CTs based on the number of #COVID-19 cases in their states. Dr. Candice Chen explains how the inputs from our tool are designed to represent the real-world challenges contact tracers might have in reaching all possible contacts. Read the full article and listen to the segment here.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/18/879787448/as-states-reopen-do-they-have-the-workforce-they-need-to-stop-coronavirus-outbre?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

06/03/2020

The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity stands with our communities in grief and indignation at the tragic killing of George Floyd and the persistent racism in our country. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is further heightening the urgency of change, as it brutally exposes racial inequities, as well as other forms of systemic injustice in our society.

The late Fitzhugh Mullan described himself as a civil rights doctor, and our Institute’s mission honors this legacy. We will continue to work tirelessly with others to enhance the capacity and the courage of the health workforce to address these, and other, structural and social determinants of health equity. In these troubled times, the focus on health workforce equity is more important than ever.

Among other ongoing and planned initiatives of the Mullan Institute, later this year we will launch a Health Workforce Diversity Initiative: a public tracking tool that will measure the extent to which our health workforce at the state and local level reflects the communities they serve.

#BlackLivesMatter

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In solidarity. #BlackOutTuesday
06/02/2020

In solidarity. #BlackOutTuesday

The #COVID-19 pandemic is putting incredible strain and highlighting critical gaps in our oral health system and workfor...
05/21/2020

The #COVID-19 pandemic is putting incredible strain and highlighting critical gaps in our oral health system and workforce. The Mullan Institute's newest webinar "Ensuring Access to Oral Health Care" examines the implications of #COVID-19 for the oral health workforce.

https://www.gwhwi.org/covid-19

Expert panelists from the American Dental Association, UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The Research Society at Harvard School of Dental Medicine discuss the impact of #COVID-19 on dental practices, share innovations -including teledentistry and integrated oral health, primary care, and public health -and discuss implications and policy needs for future practice to ensure oral health care access.

The Mullan Institute has released the next videos in its prerecorded mini-webinar series: Emergency Health Workforce Pol...
05/12/2020

The Mullan Institute has released the next videos in its prerecorded mini-webinar series: Emergency Health Workforce Policies to Address COVID-19:

An Opportunity to Build the Public Health Workforce

Data Tool to Calculate Contact Tracer Workforce Need

These two webinars focus on the critical public health workforce needed in the face of COVID-19. The first, moderated by GW's Dean Lynn Goldman Milken Institute School of Public Health , provides an overview of public health workforce spending and needed investments; observations from the field, providing an in-depth look at on-the-ground public health work in Washington, DC; and past experiences from the HIV/AIDS epidemic that inform the pandemic response.

The second, moderated by Dr. Leana Wen, focuses on the essential contact tracing workforce and the Mullan Institute's Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator tool. The tool aims to bring greater awareness of contact tracing to communities and help county, state, and national planning efforts for safe re-opening. The webinar discusses realistic measures of staff volume and workload, and considerations for planning and expanding staffing resources, including the importance of considering local level individual and community needs.

https://www.gwhwi.org/covid-19

Contact tracing is an essential component of our public health response to #Covid-19. The Mullan Institute has partnered...
05/06/2020

Contact tracing is an essential component of our public health response to #Covid-19. The Mullan Institute has partnered with ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to launch The Contact Tracer Estimator which will help state and local health departments determine the number of staff needed to effectively identify and trace people who have been in contact with new cases of COVID-19 and slow the spread of the virus. http://ow.ly/r27X50zyWEm

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