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Use the buttons below to search this site for reports and other documents related to that occupational group. The order here reflects the size of each of these licensed provider groups in South Carolina.
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Physical Therapists
Dentists
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Optometrists and Opticians
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In the News

Nurses Lead Innovations in Geriatrics and Gerontology - According to rwjf.org, on July 11, 2014, nurse-led initiatives are intended to help the nation’s health care system prepare for a crush of elderly people with multiple chronic conditions.TO READ MORE click here

Bottlenecks in Training Doctors - According to nytimes.com, on July 19, 2014, experts disagree over how bad the current shortages are. But virtually all agree that the problem is acute in rural areas and in poor urban neighborhoods. As of June 19, according to one estimate cited by analysts in the Department of Health and Human Services, there was a shortage of 16,000 primary care physicians in such underserved areas.TO READ MORE* click here

Nurses Shift, Aiming for More Time with Patients - According to the Wall Street Journal, on July 21, 2014, hospitals hope extra face time and personal attention will help make recovery easier. TO READ MORE click here





Fast Facts
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Pharmacists play an increasingly important role in our healthcare system. The traditional role of the pharmacist is expanding beyond the dispensary into a more active involvement in patient care as part of the health care team. Knowing the size and characteristics of the current pharmacist workforce in the state is valuable information for educators and policy makers concerned with ensuring an adequate supply of pharmacists for South Carolina. This report provides a detailed description of the pharmacist workforce in the state, as well as information about how it has been changing in recent years. It includes information about the number and type of pharmacists practicing in the state, their demographic characteristics, information about where and how much they practice, wages, and an estimate of the current balance between pharmacist supply and demand in South Carolina. To read the full report click the report cover above.



Background
The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

South Carolina Health Professions
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Calendar of Events

7/30/2014 - 7/30/2014 HWTAC Webinar - The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center is sponsoring a webinar title 'Community Health Assessment How-to" at 2:00 p.m. See the website of the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center for more information: http://healthworkforceta.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b7960dfcf756f94605561779d&id=5d0cbc8ba0&e=208e27231a

8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014 Meeting - The steering committee for the Future of Nursing Action Coalition will meet at 10:00 at the SC Hospital Association Conference Center in Columbia.


From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431