The Iowa Department of Education provides health occupation licensing information, to include supply and demand data, as well as an interactive map that illustrated the concentration of licensed entry-to-mid-level health occupation professionals, distributed by Iowa county and zip code areas. Use the left-to-right scroll to view the entire dashboard.
Experiences of Safety-Net Practice Clinicians Participating in the National Health Service Corps During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The impact of the COVID-19
pandemic has been particularly harsh for low-income and racial and ethnic minority communities. It is not known how the pandemic has affected clinicians who provide care to these communities through safety-net practices, including clinicians participating in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).
Iowa Healthcare Workforce Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Initiative
The Iowa Medical Society (IMS), in coordination with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Hospital Association (IHA), the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), and the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), leads the Iowa Healthcare Workforce Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Initiative. The goal of this project is to use input from local communities and healthcare workforce stakeholders to identify actionable solutions that would advance Iowa’s healthcare workforce. Through a variety of stakeholder events and meetings with healthcare providers, this initiative has gathered the insight necessary to assemble a Strategic Action Plan.
Dentists seek first boost in Iowa Medicaid reimbursement rate in 20 years.
Dentists are urging Iowa Lawmakers to plug an extra 31-and-a-half million dollars in Iowa's Medicaid budget to cover dental care. Laurie Traetow, executive director of the Iowa Dental Association, says for the past 20 years, there’s been no change in what the state pays dentists who provide care to Iowans covered by Medicaid. Read more...
Factors Affecting Access to Dental Care for Seniors in Rural Iowa Infographic
Physician Workforce Study Report
In January, 2020, OSCEP completed a report to the Governor of Iowa and the General Assembly about the status of the physician workforce. The report includes an examination of the geographic distribution of physicians, demographics, supply and demand analysis, recruitment and retention trends, as well as current and future projections.
A Survey of Psychologist Demographic Characteristics and Factors that Influence the Practice of Psychology in Iowa
The Iowa Psychological Association released a Survey of Psychologist Demographic Characteristics and Factors that Influence the Practice of Psychology in Iowa. The purpose of the survey was to to examine psychologist demographic characteristics, issues related to the business of psychology (e.g., billing/reimbursement), factors that influence the practice of psychology (e.g., delivering psychological services and access to care concerns), and how psychologists uniquely contribute to the well-being and public health of Iowans.
Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report
The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce, a program under the Iowa Board of Nursing, released the Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report (April 2021). The purpose of the survey was to gauge what the demand is for nurses in Iowa, potential shortages, and barriers in the recruitment and retention of the nursing workforce. The report providers information about the top reasons employers are having difficulty filling nursing openings, and the degree to which the difficulty exists.
Infographic: Identification of Rural Communities with Limited Access to Safety Net Health care Provider
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