Mullan Institute Director Patricia (Polly) Pittman commented on GWMI member Dr. Leana Wen's column in the Washington Post; opinions. Together they discussed Nursing shortages. "Ironically, it's the hospitals' own decision to rely on travel nurses that ultimately depleted their regular staff." She adds, "Hospitals have no redundancy, and the lean staffing really hurt them here." says Polly. Read the full opinion here.
Pay, Staffing and Fatigue: Minnesota Nurses Strike Highlights Worsening Shortages Across US
Patricia Pittman, George Washington University professor and director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity was featured in this piece from US Today. "The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated longstanding nursing workforce challenges", said Pittman. read the full piece.
Clese Erikson, principal investigator at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University was featured in this piece from PatientEngagementHit: "While it may seem hard to understand how structurally racist redlining policies that were implemented nearly 100 years ago would impact access to care today, this initial analysis suggests that could be the case,” Clese Erikson. Learn more and read article here.
A team of researchers from the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University created a data mapping tool that's been badly needed for years, "the first comprehensive national database on the behavioral health workforce." Article here.
Assistant research professor Julia Strasser at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University was recently mentioned in a news article by Relies Media. In her statement, Dr. Strasser highlights the popularity and safety of oral contraceptives. “Oral contraceptives are extremely popular and safe. If they are over the counter, that will eliminate some access barriers,” says Julia. Read full piece here.