Faculty from the Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management has been awarded a contract by the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center to conduct a regional healthcare workforce needs assessment. The assessment will serve leadership across a 38 county region of Southwest Georgia. The health professions assessed include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, health information technology professionals and licensed behavioral health professionals. The assessment includes quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and workforce supply and demand forecast modeling. Dr. Bill Mase and Dr. Bettye Apenteng serve as Principal Investigators with Dr. Gulzar Shah and Dr. Yelena Tarasenko as co-investigators.