About the Bowen Center

 The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy

Named in honor of Otis R. Bowen, M.D., former Governor of Indiana, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the United States, Chair of the National Governors Association, and committed family medicine physician, the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy is housed in the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine. Serving alongside stakeholders such as state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, academic partners, health professionals, employers, and community advocates, the Bowen Center’s work focuses on analyzing complex health sector issues and developing strategic solutions.

 Mission:

To advance policies which improve human health and well-being through commitment to service and research contributions.

Vision:
Inform policy. Align initiatives. Advance health.

Commitments:
Equity, transparency, collaboration.

Values:
Integrity, stewardship, engagement.

 

 

 2019 Indiana Health Workforce Summit:

Workforce Alignment in the Health Sector 

Each year, the Bowen Center hosts an annual Indiana Health Workforce Summit. The 2019 Indiana Health Workforce Summit will occur on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Indiana Government Center South located at 10 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana. Our vision is for the Summit to serve as a forum for learning, discussion, and collaboration for stakeholders from all perspectives and sectors. The theme of this year’s summit is Workforce Alignment in the Health Sector.

The Summit will include presentations and discussions on the demand drivers for the health workforce (population health and employer needs) and policy levers that are critical to alignment (including: occupational regulation, education, and reimbursement). We are grateful for the generous support of our state partners and are honored to be able to host this event at a low rate for all attendees, and at no cost to individuals with a “.gov” email address.

Registration

If you are interested in joining us for this event, please register at:
https://indianauniv.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/register.aspx?OrgCode=10&EvtID=9183&AppCode=REG&CC=119031986084

 

Agenda

8:00am-8:45am Networking Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am Welcome & National Anthem                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hannah Maxey, Director of the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy                                                                                                                                                Indiana School of Medicine Orchestra

9:00am-9:15am Opening Remarks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Suzanne Crouch, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 

Torchbearer Award Ceremony

9:15am-10:15am Keynote Addresses: How do we measure “demand” for our health workforce? 
      Dr. Kristina Box, Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health
      Fred Payne, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Workforce Development

10:30am-11:30am Breakout Session #1

     Track:  Health Workforce through a Workforce Development Lens
          Session: Leveraging Federal Funding for Workforce Development Opportunities
               Presenters: Michael Barnes, Department of Workforce Development; Paul Conrad, Affiliated Services Providers of Indiana; Lacy Foy, Indiana State Department of Health

     Track: From Vision to Reality: Ensuring a Health Workforce that Meets Indiana’s Needs
          Session: A Word from Our Employers: The Employer Perspective on Health & Workforce Demand
               Presenters: Phil Morphew, Indiana Primary Health Care Association; Brian Tabor, Indiana Hospital Association; Zach Cattell, Indiana Health Care Association

     Track: Health Workforce Regulation: What it is and Why it Matters
          Session: Setting the Stage: Occupational Regulation 101 & Indiana’s Current Processes
               Presenters: Ronne Hines, Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation; Meredith Lizza, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

11:45am-12:45pm Breakout Session #2

     Track: Health Workforce through a Workforce Development Lens
            Session:  Academic-Employer Partnerships: A Win/Win for Students and Employers
                  Presenters: Cathy Boggs, Community Health Network; Stephanie Bothun, Ascend; Mary Anne Sloan; Janet Rummel, Ivy Tech

     Track: Vision to Reality: Ensuring a Health Workforce that Meets Indiana’s Needs                                                                                                                                                                       Session: Indiana’s Commitment to Improving Maternal/Child Health
               Presenter: Jenny Durcia, Indiana State Department of Health; Kate Schedel, Indiana State Department of Health; Cassondra Kinderman, Indiana Department of Health 

Track: Health Workforce Regulation: What it is and Why it Matters                                                                                                                                                                                              Session: Navigating Regulatory Policy In Indiana: A Case Study of EMS Personnel
            Presenters: Michael Kaufmann, Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Michael Cook, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning

12:45pm-1:45pm: Networking Lunch

1:45pm-2:45pmBreakout Session #3

     Track: Health Workforce through a Workforce Development Lens
            Session: Career Pathways & Apprenticeships in the Health Sector
                  Presenters: Daniel Bustillo, Healthcare Career Advancement Program, Inc.; Carrie Lively, Mee Hee Smith, Indiana Department of Workforce Development; Marie Mackintosh, EmployIndy

Track: From a Vision to Reality: Ensuring a Health Workforce that Meets Indiana’s Needs                                                                                                                                                           Session: Indiana’s Commitment to Combating Addiction
            Presenters: Jim McClelland, Office of Governor Eric Holcomb; Kristen Kelley, Indiana University Opioid Use Disorder ECHO; Cody Mullen, Indiana Rural Health Association

Track: Health Workforce Regulation: What it is and Why it Matters
       Session: Learning Promising Practices in Regulatory Policy From Leading States
             Presenters: Ronne Hines, Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation; Saul Larsen, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies; Chris Winters, Vermont Secretary of State’s Office

3:00pm-4:15pmPlenary Panel
 Session: Responding to Demand: What policy levers are critical to workforce alignment?                                                                                                                                       Panelists:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Occupational Regulation: Ronne Hines, Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation
               Education: Dr. Ken Sauer, Chief Academic Officer, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
               Reimbursement: Allison Taylor, Director, Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
               Legislative: Indiana House Representative Ethan Manning, Indiana House of Representatives

4:15pmClosing

 

The Bowen Health Workforce Information Portal (HWIP)

The Bowen Health Workforce Information Portal (HWIP) was developed to allow stakeholders the ability to readily discover, use, and share health workforce information. Additionally, HWIP provides reliable and timely data on Indiana’s health workforce in order to support data-driven policy development and to inform decisions at both the state and local levels. The HWIP is maintained by the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine in collaboration with the State of Indiana.Between May and July of 2016, the Bowen Center conducted an assessment of stakeholders’ data access and health workforce mapping needs. Based on needs identified by stakeholders, a data portal from which customized health workforce information would be accessed was prioritized. Technical and functional requirements for the Bowen Health Workforce Information Portal were established with the assistance of an advisory committee composed of executive decision makers from key state agencies, who provided ongoing input on technical and functional requirements, wireframes, and graphic design specifications. Three major functions were defined during this process: an Interactive Workforce Mapper, a Map Gallery, and a Data Download application. These functional components will provide a solid foundation from which future expansion may occur in order to provide Indiana with timely and relevant health workforce data to inform health workforce policy and planning.

 

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