The Health Work Force Institute makes solutions happen. The Institute is chartered to look past economic, educational, and professional boundaries to develop, test, and launch programs with the most promise to increase the number of people trained to enter the health care work force.
The Institute focuses on programs that fall into all four strategies to address the variables that have confounded past efforts. These are low cost, high impact strategies that will achieve the health care work force we must have.
Without an accurate picture of what the health care industry needs, and how that need will change in the future, we can't implement programs to address that need. For this reason, the Health Work Force Institute conducts and gathers research on the state of the health care work force in Washington. Learn more about the Institute's research projects.
The Institute seeks opportunities to increase the capacity to train and educate competent new health care workers. There simply aren't enough seats available through traditional education programs and, for a variety of reasons, traditional programs don't always meet the needs of potential health care workers. The Institute brings together industry, education, labor, and funding partners to develop innovative programs to deliver education and training. Learn more about the Institute's capacity building programs.
Diversity & Youth
Today there are two pools for new talent in health care: young people and diverse populations. Reaching to people in these populations will provide the work force we need. Learn more about youth and diversity projects.
A huge demand for health care is coming and simply adding staff will not be enough to meet demand. The Institute is dedicated to helping health care facilities implement innovative programs that will help them provide better care with fewer people. Innovation programs focus on increasing industry productivity to deliver improved access, quality, and value. Learn more about the Institute's innovation projects.