Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program
Workforce Research, Planning and Development
Annually, each of the three community-based Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) conducts a survey of all primary care practices in its region to get a snapshot of the supply and distribution of primary care practitioners (PCPs). This inventory guides AHEC’s program development to address needs of the current workforce, as well as identifies emerging workforce shortages. This Vermont Primary Care Workforce Snapshot report is a compilation of the three regional surveys.
Averaging all practitioners across the state, the overall supply of PCPs is under adequate levels, using benchmarks established by the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee Report (GMENAC). A more refined examination of the workforce in each primary care specialty, as well as within regions of the state, shows areas of both adequacy and shortage. There is a statewide shortage of internal medicine physicians. Overall, the most significant shortage is for primary care practitioners who care for adults.
For more information please refer to Vermont Primary Care Workforce 2012 Snapshot (PDF).
- Vermont Primary Care Workforce 2011 Snapshot (PDF)
- Vermont Primary Care Workforce 2010 Snapshot (PDF)
- Vermont Primary Care Workforce 2009 Snapshot (PDF)
AHEC Nursing Workforce Research, Planning and Development
The University of Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program announces that effective July 1, 2010 the Office of Nursing Workforce Research, Planning, and Development activities have become a part of AHEC.
- AHEC and Office of Nursing Workforce, Research, Planning, and Development Announcement (PDF)
- 2011 Board of Nursing Reclicensure Survey APRN (PDF)
- 2011 Board of Nursing Reclicensure Survey RN (PDF)
- Licensed Practical Nurses in Vermont Board of Nursing Relicensure Survey: May 2010 (PDF)
Go to choosenursingvt.org for additional informaiton on Nursing Workforce Research, Planning and Development
Master Provider Index
During the 2006 legislative session, the UVM AHEC Program was charged with convening a work group for the purpose of "making recommendations for the creation of a Master Provider Index designed to assure uniform and consistent identification and cross-reference of all Vermont health care professionals in the development and implementation of health care technology in Vermont" (Act 191-H861, Section 58, Master Provider Index).
The Master Provider Index would consist of a database that allows for comprehensive cross-referencing of the multiple "unique identification codes" applied to health care providers through licensure, credentialing, and billing and claims processing mechanisms. This database would enable the identification of health care information linked to health care professionals across settings and payers. The Legislature has indicated that this information would be used for the purpose of supporting the implementation of health information exchange and public health and policy research, analysis and planning.
Questions or comments about the Master Provider Index may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Act 191, Full text (100 pages) (PDF)
- Act 191, Section 58, Master Provider Index (2 pages) (PDF)
- Final MPI Report January 2007 (PDF)
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