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Board on Health Care Services
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A WORKSHOP ON ALLIED HEALTH WORKFORCE AND SERVICES1
SUSAN CHAPMAN (Chair), Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Director, Masters Program in Health Policy Nursing, School of Nursing, UCSF; Senior Research Faculty, Center for Health Professions, UCSF
FRED DONINI-LENHOFF, Medical Education Communications Director, American Medical Association
ERIN FRAHER, Director, North Carolina Health Professions Data System; Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery and Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EDWARD SALSBERG, Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
ROY A. SWIFT, Senior Director, Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Programs, American National Standards Institute
TRACY A. HARRIS, Senior Program Officer
AMY ASHEROFF, Senior Program Assistant
ROGER HERDMAN, Director, Board on Health Care Services
1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.
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This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
ALLYNE BEACH, Kaiser Permanente National Workforce Planning and Development
KRISTEN C. DAVIDSON, Northridge High School, Layton, UT
THOMAS ELWOOD, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
GAMUNU WIJETUNGE, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by JACK C. EBELER, Health Policy Alternatives, Inc. Appointed by the Insti-
tute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors and the institution.