Nevada Health Workforce Research Center

Employees holding the Health DataBook

The mission of the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center 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 center 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 Nevada Health Workforce Research Center aims to be the most trusted source for health care workforce data and analysis in Nevada.

Current and ongoing Nevada Health Workforce Research Center projects and activities include:

  • Annual 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  Nevada Graduate Medical Education (GME) Exit Survey, an assessment of postgraduate medical education trends in Nevada;
  • Biennial production of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book;
  • Annual publication of the  Physician Workforce in Nevada report;
  • Annual publication of the Nursing 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;
  • Ongoing updates to the  Nevada Instant Atlas, an online database with current health-related data.

For more information on projects and activities being undertaken by the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, please contact:

Office of Rural Health
Gerald Ackerman
Gerald Ackerman
Assistant Dean, Rural Health; Director, Office of Rural Health; Director, Nevada AHEC Program
(775) 738-3828
GH
2366
Office of Rural Health
Keith  Clark
Keith Clark
Director, Rural Programs, Office of Rural Health; Director, Frontier AHEC
(775) 738-3828
GH
2366
Office of Rural Health
Allan  Fisk
Allan Fisk
IT Technician
(775) 738-3828
GH
2366
Office of Rural Health
Tabor Griswold
Tabor Griswold, Ph.D.
Program Director, Health Workforce Research
(775) 682-8475
GH
2366
Office of Rural Health
John  Packham
John Packham, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives
(775) 784-1235
2366
Office of Rural Health
Jamille Sirotek
Jamille Sirotek
Administrative Assistant II
775-738-3828 ext. 21
GH
2366
Office of Rural Health
Terri  Smith
Terri Smith
Operations Specialist
(775) 738-3828
GH
2366