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Every year, workforce studies presents data and analysis and convenes workforce community leaders at two annual events: the Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference in May and the AAMC Annual Meeting in November.

13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference - Call for Abstracts

The AAMC is soliciting abstracts for health workforce research presentations for the 13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, which will be held May 3-5, 2017, in Arlington, VA. The theme this year is: Working Together for Health: Aligning the Health Workforce with Population Needs.

The AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference is the premier opportunity for researchers, educators, and policymakers to meet and discuss state and federal workforce issues.

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Abstracts will be accepted online through January 9, 2017.

Applicants are welcome to submit either individual abstracts as a presentation or poster, or full panels of three to four related presentations. Abstracts not accepted for a panel presentation may also be considered for a poster.

The Conference Advisory Committee is most interested in research that informs health workforce policy, including research into the relationships between workforce and access, quality and cost, data collection and analysis, sources and quality of health workforce data, methods of measuring supply, demand, and need, and workforce distribution and diversity. Both quantitative and qualitative research submissions will be considered.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following tracks:

Aligning the Health Workforce with Population Health Needs

  • Current health workforce issues related to emerging epidemics
  • Health workforce strategy for eliminating health disparities
  • Strengthening the health workforce for improving population health
  • Determinants of population health (especially social determents of health)
  • Healthcare reform impacts on health workforce and medical care utilization
  • Workforce planning from a population health perspective

Building the System We Need: Implications of New Care Delivery Models and System Redesign

  • Innovative approaches to care and education
  • Changing roles of current health workforce
  • State or health system case studies highlighting innovative use of health workforce
  • Implications of care delivery innovations for health workforce (e.g. practice, transformation, and payment innovations)

Creating the Capacity We Need: Building the Health Workforce

  • Health workforce supply and demand (Physicians, NPs, PAs, allied health, other)
  • Productivity/efficiency
  • Health workforce pipeline and education
  • State or specialty health workforce analysis

Developing the Information We Need: Workforce Data and Methodology

  • Data collection efforts
  • Innovative use of existing or new data sources
  • Innovative analysis techniques (modeling, measures, other)
  • Data display and dissemination methodologies

Serving the Community In Need: Diversity and Health Equity Issues

  • Access to care
  • Underserved communities (e.g., rural, urban, racial/ethnic communities, underserved population)
  • Local area or community health needs assessments highlighting barriers and access to the health workforce

Questions? Please contact workforce@aamc.org.