A research study by GWHWI members Patricia Pittman and Ellen Scully-Russ, explores the dynamic processes and interactions by which workforce planning and development (WFPD) is evolving in this new environment. A case study design is used to examine how workforce changes are being managed by Kaiser Permanente and the Montefiore Health System. Read article
The UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released a new report "Working for Health and Growth: Investing in the Health Workforce". This report makes ten recommendations to strengthen health and social protection systems, including the creation of new jobs in the health sector. In collaboration with the WHO, the GWHWI convened leading health workforce organizations for a briefing on this report. The briefing was led by Jim Campbell, Director of the WHO Health Workforce Department and hosted at the GW School of of Nursing. Read report
The GWHWI co-hosted a conference on Health Workforce Innovations with the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The goal of this meeting was to identify promising health workforce innovations that support delivery system transformation and develop recommendations for their implementation. GWHWI members Patricia Pittman, Clese Erikson, and Edward Salsberg presented on behalf of GWHWI.
WASHINGTON, DC (September 7, 2016)— The Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Beyond Flexner Alliance today announced the selection of the inaugural Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education.
The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in imbuing the social mission into health professions education. Social mission is defined as activities or initiatives that teach, model, or improve community engagement, diversity, disparities reduction, value based care, or engagement with the social determinants of health. Social mission enhancement means making programs not only better, but fairer.
This year’s nomination process was highly competitive with awards presented in four categories: individual excellence, program excellence, institutional excellence, and lifetime achievement.
Inaugural Awardees – 2016
Each awardee receives $2000 and a commemorative plaque. The awards are supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.
About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University: Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,900 students from 54 U.S. states and territories and more than 50 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, MHA@GW, which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.
A study in the Journal of Healthcare Management explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) that have a variety of staff configurations. Authors found that CEOs considered two major dimensions in their decisions: choice and balance of providers (physicians versus nurse practitioners [NPs] and physician assistants [PAs]) and configuration of clinical support staff. Authors include GWHWI members Patricia Pittman, Leah Masselink, and Leighton Ku. Read article