Despite government-implemented policies intended to boost workforce capacity, the pandemic placed unrelenting pressure on clinicians. To show how the pandemic and ensuing policies have affected the District’s clinician supply, we submitted multiple Freedom of Information Act requests to DC Health to create a database of clinicians who are licensed to practice in D.C. at three points in time (April 2020, January 2021, and August 2021), presenting the clearest picture of who is available to provide care to District residents.
The mission of the D.C. Policy Center is to arm decision makers with fact-based, unbiased, and reliable research and analyses to help create a vibrant local economy that can maximize opportunities for residents, workers, and businesses in the District of Columbia. Through objective and rigorous research and collaboration, the D.C. Policy Center develops and tests policy ideas, disseminates its findings, actively promotes policy solutions, and engages in constructive dialogue and debate.
From quarterly economic indicators, to housing data, to demographics, our staff and independent fellows are available for media interviews and speaking engagements. We strive to respond to media requests same-business-day.