Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

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Center for Health Policy and Research

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Health Care Reform; Massachusetts


Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Public Health


Passing health reform legislation is the first step in a long process to reduce the number of uninsured individuals and improve access. Creating a workforce to support national health reform is a critical component for success. No matter the extent of national health reform implementation in each state, AHECs across the nation will have an important role in educating and developing the workforce that will provide outreach and enrollment services to the newly eligible uninsured individuals and creating the primary care workforce that will care for this newly insured population.


Tutty, M. (2012). Health reform implementation: Identifying workforce needs from the Massachusetts experience. Journal of the National AHEC Organization, 28(1), 5-6.

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Journal of the National AHEC Organization