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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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Medicaid Patients Struggle to Get Dental Care - According to USA Today, on February 15, 2015, “’Translating Medicaid coverage into care is a significant problem,’ said David Jordan, who directs the dental access project at Community Catalyst, a national consumer advocacy group based in Boston. ‘The number of adults on Medicaid who are able to see a dentist is woefully short of where it needs to be.’” TO READ MORE click here

Who is the Dental Board Serving? - According to rdhmag.com, on February 13, 2015, “Almost all dental boards in the United States develop standards of professional conduct, including continuing education requirements to maintain a high level of integrity and performance in the practice of dentistry. However, according to FTC records a number of regulating dental boards have overstepped their authority by making decisions not to "protect the public," but to protect the special interest group they represent.”TO READ MORE click here

Nurses Take on New and Expanded Roles in Health Care - According to RWFJ.org, on January 20, 2015, “Today, the venerable Boston hospital is testing out another innovation, but this time it’s in the field of nursing. When a patient arrives at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) now, he or she is assigned an attending registered nurse (ARN) for the duration of the hospital stay and after discharge. The ARN builds a relationship with the patient and his or her caregivers, and ensures that all members of the patient’s health care team follow a shared care plan. Unlike other RNs, ARNs are designed to promote continuity of care, ideally with a five-day, eight-hour work schedule.”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.

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.

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Calendar of Events

1/15/2015 - 1/15/2015 Future of Nursing Action Coalition Steering Committee Meeting - The Steering Committee will meet in Columbia at the SC Hospital Association Conference Center at 1:00 p.m.

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