The Health Work Force Institute's Mission: Strategically develop a sustainable diverse health work force by partnering to identify needs and developing programs to recruit, educate, and retain qualified health care workers.
Washington State is facing a growing public health crisis because of a shortage of health care workers. As many health care workers approach retirement, an aging population is creating more demand for services and fewer people are choosing to enter the field.
The Health Work Force Institute is innovating ensure Washington has the skilled workers needed to deliver high quality health care.
Two programs the Institute started were honored with the 2009 Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice awards.