On September 17, 2015, a group of researchers, policymakers, and workforce experts came together to celebrate the official launch of the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute (GWHWI). Guest speakers Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Tim Evans, the Senior Director for Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group, praised the GWHWI as an important national and global initiative. In addition, GW's public health dean Lynn Goldman stated that the institute will fulfill the public service goal set forth by GW’s strategic plan.
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The changing roles of registered nurses in Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations
This study from GWHWI co-director Patricia Pittman, suggests that Pioneer ACO leaders believe that payment models are affecting the deployment of the health workforce and that these changes are, in turn, driving outcomes. Read article