Anita Glicken, M.S.W.

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Anita Duhl Glicken MSW, Professor and Associate Dean Emerita at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, has over 30 years of administrative, research and education experience. She was a founding member of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) and is now serving as Executive Director. The NIIOH provides backbone support, and is the national voice, for interprofessional integration of oral health into primary care. In 2009, Ms. Glicken launched the PA Leadership Initiative on Oral Health, creating a model systems change strategy that engages national organization leaders to work together to integrate oral health across professional education and practice. Ms. Glicken has served on several national expert panels to develop tools and resources supporting workforce research, education and policy, including HRSA’s 2014 Interprofessional Oral Health Core Competencies for Primary Care Providers and the 2015 Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care.

Past leadership roles include President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and President/CEO of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Health Foundation, where she worked with HRSA’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) to create a database on certified PA practice to inform health policy and workforce planning. A clinical social worker, Ms. Glicken’s career has focused on healthcare transformation, partnering with others to create innovative education and care delivery models grounded in interprofessional collaboration and health equity. Most recently she was founding Project Director of an American International Health Alliance contract to build midlevel health workforce capacity in South Africa. Since 2012, she has been an invited member of the U.S. delegation of the International Health Workforce Colaborative. Ms. Glicken is the author of over 100 publications in health care education, workforce and research.