The core mission of hospitals and health care systems is caring for people. To fulfill that mission, hospitals and health systems need compassionate, skilled, trained, and dedicated people who do the work that supports the mission. Hospitals view employees and employee relations as a top priority.
In cooperation with the AHA’s professional membership group the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), the foremost authority in health care human resources, the AHA provides timely support for hospital and health system employee relations efforts through research, learning, information sharing, product and resources, collaboration and advocacy. Below are resources from across the AHA that help hospitals fulfill their workforce planning and human resource needs.
- 49th Semi-Annual ASHHRA/IRI Labor Activity in Health Care Report [Members-only resource]
- Hiring Vets
- Working with Volunteers: AHA’s Association for Health Care Volunteer Resources
- Sustainable Health Care Delivery through Strategic Workforce Development Webinar Series
- 2018 Talent Scan, a snapshot of America’s health care employment landscape
- Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Care Environment: Workforce Development
- The Workforce Imperative: An Engaged Staff is Critical to Achieving the Triple Aim
- AONL Guiding Principles for the Aging Workforce
- Community Health Workers and Navigators
Hospitals are working within the communities to increase the pipeline of talent into the health care field. Through partnerships with universities, apprenticeship programs and other outreach efforts, hospitals are working to ensure they can meet the health care needs of individuals and communities.