State and Local Workforce Activities
(May 19, 2014)
Sector Strategies: NGA Announces Seven States to Participate in Health Care Workforce Policy Academy
The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced the selection of seven states -- Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin -- to develop and implement statewide plans for their health care workforce.
An accessible, well-trained and flexible health care workforce is vital to states' efforts to improve quality of health care and control its cost. The Building a Transformed Health Care Workforce: Moving from Planning to Implementation policy academy will help states develop a plan to serve as a roadmap for implementing health workforce policies that support governors' broad statewide goals.
Several topics will be addresses during the sessions, including:
- Structure of health workforce;
- Data collection and analysis;
- Recruitment and retention;
- Stakeholder engagement and building consensus;
- Scope of practice and Licensing;
- New types of professionals;
- Reimbursement and payment; and
- Education and Training.
A NGA policy academy is a highly interactive, team-based, multi-state process for helping a select number of states develop and implement plan to address a complex public policy issue. Participating states receive guidance and technical assistance from NGA staff and faculty experts as well as consultants from the private sector, research organizations and academia.