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The GWHWI is committed to building the research and policy base for more effective and more accountable governance of the health workforce. Our central focus is federal and international health workforce issues, in particular the quality of workforce data, and the effectiveness of public and private policies that determine health care education and delivery system practices. These topics include questions about interdisciplinary team composition and roles; the impact of new technologies on the organization of work; the use of provider incentives as a strategy for modifying professional practice; the cost effectiveness of different graduate education models, and the social and geographic inequities in the distribution of the health workforce. Topics also include the interface of global and the domestic workforce policy, and the importance of keeping a global perspective even when focusing on local issues.
- Current Research Projects
View a list of health workforce related projects currently being led by GWHWI researchers.
- Health Workforce Research Center
The GW Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) is one of seven HRSA-funded centers that collects, analyzes, and reports data on the health workforce. The Centers’ aim is to produce policy-oriented research that will help inform public policy making at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as at the health system level.