The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany School of Public Health recently announced the release of the New York State Health Workforce Planning Data Guide. The new website is an interactive, user-friendly tool that applies visualization techniques to data on health care in New York, including its workforce.
The data guide allows for comparisons by region or by county, and illustrates changes over time.
“Timely and accurate data should drive health workforce decision-making,” said CHWS Director Dr. Jean Moore. “This new tool will make it easier for educators, providers, and other stakeholders to access information on the population and their health care needs, workforce availability, and designated shortage areas, among others, to inform health workforce planning and program development for the next generation of health care workers.”