Framework for Longitudinally Evaluating Health Professions Diversity Programs

Framework for Longitudinally Evaluating Health Professions Diversity Programs

Project Overview This project developed an evaluation framework and plan for a prospective longitudinal evaluation of four diversity grant programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce: Nursing Workforce Diversity, Centers of Excellence, Health Careers Opportunity Program, and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. The project had four main objectives: Conduct[...]

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An Examination of the Healthcare Workforce Issues in Rural America

Project Overview Insight worked with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) to develop a Congressional Report on the supply, access, quality of care, and demographic issues that impact the health care delivery system in rural America. ACICBL consists of member representatives from Area Health Education Centers, Health[...]

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Coming Home: The Patient-Centered Medical-Dental Home in Primary Care Training

Project Overview Since 1998, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) has advised Congress and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues under the domain of Title VII, Section 747 programs. These programs include undergraduate- and graduate-level training of[...]

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Enhancing Flexibility in Graduate Medical Education

Project Overview Insight worked with the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) to develop a Report to Congress on removing barriers to achieving an expanded and more appropriately trained physician workforce. For more than 25 years, COGME has advised Congress and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the adequacy[...]

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Evaluation of the Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program

Project Overview This project assessed the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (CGEP) as an approach to achieving national geriatric education objectives. Insight provided descriptive information on grantee programs and activities to illustrate how CGEP best supported geriatric training and education for nurses and nurse aides. This included information on faculty activities, the extent[...]

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Evaluation of HRSA’s Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and the Nursing Scholarship Program

Project Overview Insight conducted a 5-year evaluation of two Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) programs—the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and the Nursing Scholarship Program. The evaluation assessed the impact of these programs on critical shortage facilities and the communities they serve. The programs were designed to encourage nurses to choose careers in underserved[...]

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Evaluation of MCHB Combating Autism Act Initiative Activities

Project Overview In 2011, Congress passed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) and appropriated funds to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to support grants focusing on autism and related developmental disability education, early detection, and intervention. MCHB awarded 127 grants for training, research, and state demonstration programs aimed[...]

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Evaluation and Redesign of the Bureau of Health Professions’ Comprehensive Performance Monitoring System

Project Overview This project evaluated an electronic data collection instrument (EDCI) to improve the availability, quality, and timeliness of grantee data through the Uniform Progress Report (UPR) and the Comprehensive Performance Management System (CPMS). The UPR assists the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) in evaluating grantees’ progress toward their goals[...]

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