GW Health Workforce Institute

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

and around the world.

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06/12/2021

The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute) at the George Washington University, is a university-wide initiative to strengthen health workforce policies in the United States and around the world. The Mullan Institute is housed in the Department of Health Policy and Management and its members represent the Milken Institute School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Business, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration.

The Institute Associate provides coordination, program management, and research support for the Mullan Institute. This position performs research and provides enhanced support to research centers/institutes at the university, to include data collection, annotation, report generation, and outreach. This position typically reviews, summarizes, and analyzes academic research, creates presentation materials, drafts reports, and develops research proposals for grants. This role performs tasks in support of the day-to-day running of the coordinating center/institute, including administration and logistics, maintenance of study documents, assistance with data quality procedures, and interaction with the coordinating center/institute staff, as well as the national study group. The position typically assists in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.

Responsibilities Include:

Providing project management for designated projects;

Presenting project results to funders and other external parties;

Supporting faculty researchers in planning and designing research
Performing administrative and managerial research work;

Serving as the lead methodologist on assigned projects;

Using qualitative methods to collect, analyze, and report data
Conducting systematic literature reviews;

Summarizing results for inclusion in scientific and clientele oriented publications;

Writing of technical publications and reports;

Supervising junior staff;

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

An MPH or equivalent degree in health policy, public policy, or health administration;

Significant knowledge and understanding of research methodology including study design, IRB protocol review, study implementation, data collection, data analysis, and the write up of results;

Expertise in STATA and SAS
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;

Strong background and interest in health policy, public policy, or health administration;

Strong attention to detail
Ability to work well both independently and in a team setting.

The #pandemic showed how poorly distributed the health workforce is across the nation. "It's not distributed by populati...
05/27/2021
Pandemic has made shortage of health care workers even worse, say experts

The #pandemic showed how poorly distributed the health workforce is across the nation. "It's not distributed by population need. It's distributed by where there happens to be hospitals that have a lot of resources. There's an issue of hospitals with low resources struggling more when it comes to the availability of care during a pandemic and in normal times." Mullan Institute director Dr. Patricia Pittman is quoted in a recent ABC Health News piece. Read the full article here: https://abcnews.go.com/US/pandemic-made-shortage-health-care-workers-worse-experts/story?id=77811713

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the ongoing shortage of health workers, leaving many facilities short-staffed even as coronavirus cases plummet nationwide.

In their new Health Affairs blog, Mullan Institute's Edward S. Salsberg and Candice Chen discuss how the steady growth i...
05/21/2021
Graduate Medical Education Positions And Physician Supply Continue To Increase: Implications Of The 2021 Residency Match | Health Affairs Blog

In their new Health Affairs blog, Mullan Institute's Edward S. Salsberg and Candice Chen discuss how the steady growth in graduate medical education (GME) positions without any major new federal dollars could mean graduating seniors are likely to face increased competition for jobs, especially in desirable communities and near academic medical centers.

"GME—the residency and fellowship training where physicians differentiate into specialties—is a critical determinant of the physician workforce. GME is required for every physician seeking to become licensed to practice medicine. As such, GME determines the overall supply and specialty distribution of the future physician workforce (and to a certain extent, the geographical distribution and practice in rural and underserved settings)."

Read the full blog here: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210518.286037/full/

There has been steady growth in GME positions without any major new federal dollars and that GME growth has more than kept pace with increases in graduating MD and DO seniors.

The Mullan Institute and our partners have launched a new research project, Moral Injury Among Nurses: Stories of Fractu...
05/07/2021
Moral Injury

The Mullan Institute and our partners have launched a new research project, Moral Injury Among Nurses: Stories of Fractured Hearts & Wounded Souls that will elevate the voices of nurses who experience moral injury in order to understand the system-level causes of their trauma. This study will collect nurses' stories and we will curate them and select a subset that exemplifies the range of issues faced by nurses in different settings.

Learn more about this project and share your story at www.gwhwi.org/moralinjury. #NursesWeek2021

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The American Federation of Teachers (@AFTunion) just released their inaugural Biannual Journal, #AFTHealthCare, featurin...
04/26/2021
HEALTH WORKFORCE INSTITUTE

The American Federation of Teachers (@AFTunion) just released their inaugural Biannual Journal, #AFTHealthCare, featuring a lead story on moral injury by the director of the Mullan Institute, Dr. Patricia Pittman. In her piece, Moral Injury: From Understanding to Action, Dr. Pittman discusses the importance of naming the system-level factors that lead nurses to perceive they are powerless, and have no choice but to participate in actions they view as in conflict with their professional moral code. Read Dr. Pittman's piece here. www.aft.org/hc/spring2021/pittman

Read #AFTHealthCare's full journal here: www.aft.org/hc

COVID Initiatives

A new study led by Mullan Institute researchers published today in JAMA, documents under-representation of Blacks, Hispa...
03/31/2021
Health Workforce Diversity Tracker

A new study led by Mullan Institute researchers published today in JAMA, documents under-representation of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans in the U.S. health workforce. Across 10 health care professions, Blacks are underrepresented by 46%, Hispanics are underrepresented by 76%, and Native American people are underrepresented by 46%.

Read the entire JAMA article here : http://ow.ly/wHAs50Eds6Z

This study is part of the new GWMI Health Workforce Diversity Tracker initiative. Access the diversity tracker data, analyze it, and share it with others at http://ow.ly/SDhh50Eds6Y.

Watch the entire short film about the GWMI Diversity Tracker here: http://ow.ly/cZPW50Eds70

The Mullan Institute is committed to conducting research and policy analysis to promote greater equity in health care and society. The Diversity Tracker will...

03/23/2021

Coupled with recent federal action, state policies have been powerful tools in rapidly expanding the COVID-19 vaccinator workforce. The Mullan Institute team has created an interactive tool that displays these temporary, emergency state policies authorizing specific professions to provide the #COVID-19 vaccine.

Dentists, EMTs, and students are just some examples of the professions states have authorized to administer #COVID-19 vaccines to rapidly expand their vaccinator workforce. The Mullan Institute team has created an interactive tool that displays these temporary, emergency state policies authorizing specific professions to provide the #COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more: www.gwhwi.org/vaccinator-policies

A recently published article Health Affairs by Mullan Institute team members, Patricia Pittman, Noah Westfall, Margaret ...
03/12/2021

A recently published article Health Affairs by Mullan Institute team members, Patricia Pittman, Noah Westfall, Margaret Ziemann and Julia Strasser, tackles the issue of how the current health workforce has been identified as one possible bottleneck for distributing the #COVID-19 vaccine, prompting a general call to authorize as many health care professionals to administer the vaccine as possible. The federal government’s guidance first authorizing pharmacists, and then other types of health personnel, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations represents an important emergency workforce policy response.

http://ow.ly/hWbD50DWDq5

The expanded SOP rules and staffing models could also provide a positive legacy for future vaccination campaigns, even beyond this pandemic. The federal government is recognizing that it has substantial legal and policy interests in ensuring that there is a unified, whole-of-nation response to pandemics across federal, state, local, and private entities. We are learning that part of the response must be greater flexibility in determining how health professions and non-medical personnel can be trained, supervised, and deployed during any public health emergency.

A recently published article Health Affairs by Mullan Institute team members, Patricia Pittman, Noah Westfall, Margaret Ziemann and Julia Strasser, tackles the issue of how the current health workforce has been identified as one possible bottleneck for distributing the #COVID-19 vaccine, prompting a general call to authorize as many health care professionals to administer the vaccine as possible. The federal government’s guidance first authorizing pharmacists, and then other types of health personnel, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations represents an important emergency workforce policy response.

http://ow.ly/hWbD50DWDq5

The expanded SOP rules and staffing models could also provide a positive legacy for future vaccination campaigns, even beyond this pandemic. The federal government is recognizing that it has substantial legal and policy interests in ensuring that there is a unified, whole-of-nation response to pandemics across federal, state, local, and private entities. We are learning that part of the response must be greater flexibility in determining how health professions and non-medical personnel can be trained, supervised, and deployed during any public health emergency.

Don't miss Beyond Flexner's director Toyese Oyeyemi's panel discussion on Bias, Discrimination and Racism in HealthWorkf...
03/05/2021

Don't miss Beyond Flexner's director Toyese Oyeyemi's panel discussion on Bias, Discrimination and Racism in Health
Workforce Education, Health Care and Global Health at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2021 annual virtual conference on March 11 at 10 am EST. Register now: https://www.cugh2021.org/

Don't miss Beyond Flexner's director Toyese Oyeyemi's panel discussion on Bias, Discrimination and Racism in Health
Workforce Education, Health Care and Global Health at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2021 annual virtual conference on March 11 at 10 am EST. Register now: https://www.cugh2021.org/

03/04/2021

The Mullan Institute's new County Health Workforce Estimator will help county and local public health officials project shortages in the near future and take steps to help keep staffing at safe levels. Check out the status of your county today. In partnership with National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Premier Inc.

www.gwhwi.org/estimator.html

As the world enters the second year of the #COVID19 pandemic, the introduction of vaccines offers a glimmer of hope, but...
02/26/2021

As the world enters the second year of the #COVID19 pandemic, the introduction of vaccines offers a glimmer of hope, but reaching herd immunity is still an uphill battle due to inequities in access to vaccines. 10 countries have administered 81% of all #COVID19 vaccines while 130 countries have yet to receive a single vaccine dose. Moreover, at the current global vaccination rate, it would take 4.8 years to fully vaccinate 75% of the global population.

https://medglobal.org/vaccine-equity/

As the world enters the second year of the #COVID19 pandemic, the introduction of vaccines offers a glimmer of hope, but reaching herd immunity is still an uphill battle due to inequities in access to vaccines. 10 countries have administered 81% of all #COVID19 vaccines while 130 countries have yet to receive a single vaccine dose. Moreover, at the current global vaccination rate, it would take 4.8 years to fully vaccinate 75% of the global population.

https://medglobal.org/vaccine-equity/

Tomorrow: Don't miss GWMI's Clese Erikson presentation on how state policies affected access to #telehealth prior to #CO...
02/24/2021

Tomorrow: Don't miss GWMI's Clese Erikson presentation on how state policies affected access to #telehealth prior to #COVID and what states are doing to make #telehealth more accessible during #COVID at the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals Telehealth Summit. http://ow.ly/8rlq50DIgNp

Tomorrow: Don't miss GWMI's Clese Erikson presentation on how state policies affected access to #telehealth prior to #COVID and what states are doing to make #telehealth more accessible during #COVID at the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals Telehealth Summit. http://ow.ly/8rlq50DIgNp

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call to the world for #COVID19 vaccines to be administered in every cou...
02/19/2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call to the world for #COVID19 vaccines to be administered in every country by #WorldHealthDay on April 7, beginning with health care workers and older people.

The WHO urged COVAX and the ACT Accelerator to fairly distribute vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics globally while also ensuring that all #COVID19 vaccines are distributed free of cost at the point of care without a heavy financial burden on citizens.

Vaccinating the world's population efficiently and equitably is about more than stopping the spread. It's about #healthequity: creating the structures that give everyone an equal chance at a long and healthy life. https://www.who.int/campaigns/annual-theme/year-of-health-and-care-workers-2021/vaccine-equity-declaration

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call to the world for #COVID19 vaccines to be administered in every country by #WorldHealthDay on April 7, beginning with health care workers and older people.

The WHO urged COVAX and the ACT Accelerator to fairly distribute vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics globally while also ensuring that all #COVID19 vaccines are distributed free of cost at the point of care without a heavy financial burden on citizens.

Vaccinating the world's population efficiently and equitably is about more than stopping the spread. It's about #healthequity: creating the structures that give everyone an equal chance at a long and healthy life. https://www.who.int/campaigns/annual-theme/year-of-health-and-care-workers-2021/vaccine-equity-declaration

Mullan Institute's Clese Erikson and Meg Ziemann will be presenting a workshop, "Accelerating a Social Mission Research ...
02/11/2021
2021 NCEAS Annual Conference - NCEAS

Mullan Institute's Clese Erikson and Meg Ziemann will be presenting a workshop, "Accelerating a Social Mission Research Agenda", on Monday 2/22 @ 3pm EST at the Northwestern Medicine National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health Annual Conference. Want to tune in? Register now before registration closes tomorrow.

👉🏽 https://sdoheducation.org/2021-nceas-annual-conference/

Social mission research (SMR) is research focused on health professions training programs' contribution to advancing health equity and addressing health disparities. In this workshop, we will utilize a collaborative approach to developing a roadmap for accelerating a SMR agenda with a particular focus on outcomes related to preparing the healthcare workforce to identify, understand and address social determinants of health. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of SMR to date and then quickly turn to a highly interactive, solutions-oriented group discussion on how to address persistent evidence gaps and accelerate SMR.

Join us for the NCEAS Annual Confernece Education in Action: Teaching to Anti-Racism to Today's Learners on February 22nd-24th, 2021.

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