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Workforce Supply & Demand Projections

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Data Source

Health Professions Resource Center (HPRC)

Data Description

Projected supply and demand for the nurse, physician, and oral health workforces are estimated for Texas statewide and by public health region using IHS Markit’s Health Workforce Model. The model includes two parts: the Health Workforce Supply Model (HWSM) and the Healthcare Demand Microsimulation Model (HDMM). The HWSM generates the supply projections and the HDMM generates the demand projections. Both models use a microsimulation approach for which the unit of analysis is the individual: in this case, providers for the HWSM and patients for the HDMM. The model used Texas-specific data when possible and data from national or other sources when necessary.


FTE = Full-Time Equivalent
HDMM = Healthcare Demand Microsimulation Model
HWSM = Health Workforce Supply Model
LVN = Licensed Vocational Nurse
RN = Registered Nurse
CRNA = Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
CNM = Certified Nurse Midwife
NP = Nurse Practitioner

Related Links

For underlying nurse datasets, please contact the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies at For underlying physician or oral health datasets, please contact the Health Professions Resource Center at

These dashboards were last updated August 2020.