The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis is pleased to announce its Health Workforce Webinar series, starting December 11, 2012 at 2:00PM ET. This ongoing series has been created to present health workforce tools and resources for state health workforce planners, researchers, policy makers, and others interested in the health workforce. Webinar topics will include new reports from the National Center as well as presentations from health workforce experts.
Our first Webinar will feature the Area Resource File (http://arf.hrsa.gov/). The ARF is a county-level, health resource information database that contains over 6,000 variables from over 50 sources, including data on more than 15 health professions, health professions shortage areas (HPSAs), health facilities, health expenditures, population demographics, and more. The ARF can now be downloaded for free and new tools and maps have been developed to ease comparisons across counties and states. LT Nadra Tyus of the National Center will be joined by Al Meltzer and Colleen Goodman of Quality Resource Systems, Inc. (QRS) to demonstrate both the utility of the AHRF website and its data, and how the ARF can inform your state health workforce assessments.
Health Workforce Webinar: The Area Resource File
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 11, 2012; 2:00-3:00PM Eastern
Dial-in Number: 888-603-8914; passcode: 7298874
Future webinars will take place about every other month. We welcome your suggestions for Webinar topics and any other questions you might have. Please forward this to any interested parties we might have missed. We look forward to your participation.
Edward Salsberg, Director
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis