Health Workforce Research and Policy Program

Office of Statewide Initiatives

The mission of the Health Workforce Research and Policy Program in the Office of Statewide Initiatives is to improve the quantity and quality of information and analysis about health care workforce supply and demand in Nevada. The vision of the program is to assist health education institutions and policymakers in Nevada understand Nevada’s need for well-prepared health professionals and to better inform investments in Nevada’s health care workforce and health care system. The Health Workforce Research and Policy Program aims to be the most trusted source for health care workforce data and analysis in Nevada.

Current and ongoing Health Workforce Research and Policy Program projects and activities include:

  • Biennial publication of the Health Workforce in Nevada report, a comprehensive assessment of statewide and regional health workforce supply and demand in Nevada;
  • Annual publication of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) Exit Survey, an assessment of post graduate medical education trends in Nevada;
  • Annual publication of the Physician Workforce in Nevada report;
  • Ongoing survey data collection and analysis of first-year and graduating students in nursing programs in the Nevada System of Higher Education;
  • Biennial publication and dissemination of the Health Care Careers in Nevada manual, a guide for middle- and high school students interested in health care careers;
  • Minimum data set (MDS) development for health care occupations in Nevada, including medicine, nursing, oral health, mental health, and pharmacy;
  • Participation in and data analytic support to local, state, and national health workforce planning efforts, including the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board’s Health Services and Medical Sector Council.

For more information on projects and activities being undertaken by the Health Workforce Research and Policy Program in the Office of Statewide Initiatives, please contact:

John Packham, Ph.D.
Director of Heath Policy Research
Office of Statewide Initiatives
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
(775) 784-1235
jpackham@med.unr.edu

Tabor Griswold, Ph.D.
Health Services Research Analyst
Office of Statewide Initiatives
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
(775) 682-8475
tgriswold@med.unr.edu