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Aupont Presentation

  1. 1. MassAHEC Network Conference Health Care Pathways: Connecting Education with Careers. Closing the Gap in Health Disparities: From the Classroom to the System Onesky Aupont MD, MPH, MA, PhD University of Massachusetts Medical School April 11, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight the gap between current workforce and system needs </li></ul><ul><li>To emphasize the need to promote health careers in the school </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where are we? Physician-to-Population Level per 100,000
  4. 4. Population living in Federally Designated Shortage Areas
  5. 5. Context in MA and New England - Nearly 80 hospitals in Massachusetts** - Admission: 125/1000 ; ER visits: 488 / 1000 populations** - Nursing Homes residents :44,532** - Occupancy rates: 90%** - Registered Physicians : 33,409  392 per 100,000 population** - Active Primary care providers: 125 per 100,000 population - Registered Nurses : 76,870  1201 per 100,000 population, as of May 2005** - Projected Number of Physician Assistants: 1,186  19 per 100,000 population - Number of Dentists, 2007 : 6,356 - Dental assistant and hygienist : 85 -100 / 100,000 * - 69-76 Pharmacists /100,000 with on average 130 Pharm Tech / 100,000 * - Nearly 75 Psychologist / 100,000* - Social workers : 400 / 100,000* - Physical Therapist: 70/100,000* - EMT and Lab tech 80 and 140 / 100,000* ** Health Facts 2007 * Data for New England (2004)
  6. 6. Aging Physician Workforce
  7. 7. First-Year M.D. Enrollment per 100,000 Population
  8. 8. Workforce Projections
  9. 9. Workforce Projections Projected baseline and shortages for Nurses per 100,00 populations Source: Bureau of Health Professions, RN supply and Demand Projections
  10. 10. Service gaps and discrepancies Challenging health care crisis Persistent Disparities Workforce shortages Health Careers Opportunities Program Centers of Excellence Area Health Education Centers Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Career Academies Community Health Centers Migrant Health Center Program Border Health Program
  11. 11. From the classroom to the system Service gaps and discrepancies Improved Workforce Health Careers Opportunities Program Centers of Excellence Area Health Education Centers Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Career Academies Community Health Centers Migrant Health Center Program Border Health Program Rationale for an early start
  12. 12. <ul><li>Examples of Health Professions </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Therapist </li></ul><ul><li>Radiology Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Dispensing Optician </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Dispensing Optician </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Services: Medical Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Nurse-Midwife </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Bio Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Professional </li></ul>
  13. 13. Motivation! Exposure! Engagement!

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