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Regional Workshops Explore Healthcare Workers Solutions

Regional Workshops Explore Healthcare Workers Solutions

During the past three months, NGA’s Healthcare Delivery and Postsecondary Education teams convened teams from 20 states and territories in a series of regional workshops as part of the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce project. These workshops brought together healthcare and workforce leaders to engage in regional discussions focused on common healthcare workforce challenges, hear from industry experts and develop innovative solutions. Each meeting also featured a session led by an official from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) focused on how states and territories can best work with the administration and draw upon existing resources to support retention and recruitment efforts.

The east regional workshop was held May 24-25, in Washington, D.C. at Boston Consulting Group’s DC office. This workshop brought together seven project states for two days of interactive programming. Session topics included interstate licensure compacts, healthcare workforce data and planning, and recruitment efforts. Participants heard from a number of experts and NGA partners including the Council for State Governments, the Children’s Hospital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Veritas Health…

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