Research Scientist at Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Randl Dent, was featured with others in this podcast from MPRnews discussing the lack of providers of color and the barriers facing them when entering the behavioral health workforce. Listen here.
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.
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.