2024 AHA Health Care Workforce Scan

Latest insights and trends to consider in your workforce planning

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Guide to Developing New Ways to Retain, Attract and Support Workers

Health care is about people taking care of people, and that’s difficult to achieve without a strong and healthy workforce. That’s why we must address emerging and continuing workforce issues, and develop and implement sustainable solutions for improvement.

For insights and practical recommendations to help you take innovative steps to support, retain and recruit staff, look to the 2024 AHA Health Care Workforce Scan. Drawn from the most authoritative reports and filled with real-world hospital case studies offering tried-and-proven approaches, it provides actionable ways to:

  • Provide high-quality care with a changing clinical workforce.
  • Build a sustainable and adaptable talent pipeline.
  • Support well-being, satisfaction and safety.

For a high-level, two-page overview of the state of the health care workforce, download this Executive Summary of the 2024 AHA Health Care Workforce Scan.

Download this AHA members-only presentation to share key points from the 2024 AHA Health Care Workforce Scan with your colleagues or other audiences.


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Key Findings of 2024 Health Care Workforce Scan

The 2024 AHA Health Care Workforce Scan reveals four fundamental factors shaping the workforce.

Stress in health care staff

Staffing Models Need Modernization

Today, it takes a village to manage patient care. Effective leaders will rely more heavily on a team approach to avoid overburdening staff.

Hospital employees using medical equipment

Technology Is a Game Changer

From telehealth and virtual nursing to artificial intelligence, technology plays a growing role in health care, both clinically and administratively.

Medical people in hall with child

Care Continues Beyond Hospital Walls

The multiple benefits of providing ambulatory, community-based and at-home care include reduced cost, greater convenience and broader health care access.

Medical staff ascending in a stairwell

Hybrid Work Models Gain Traction

More than one-third of providers plan to mix in-person, hybrid and remote models primarily for administrative work, but also for care delivery.