Workforce

America's hospitals and health systems are innovating and reshaping how they deliver care, which requires developing and planning for the workforce of the future.

An aging population, better care coordination and integrating behavioral and physical health care are all challenges the changing health care workforce must address.

The American Hospital Association’s Workforce Center supports hospitals facing unique workforce issues by providing the most up-to-date models and research on care delivery, supply and demand of health professionals, and clinical work environments.

As hospitals and health systems re-deploy providers in response to new care models, the resources below will help you implement strategies for workforce planning, recruitment, retention and development that best serve your community’s needs.

Workforce - Additional AHA Resources and Information

Workforce Center Reports The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce: A Literature Review "Connecting the Dots Along the Care Continuum" white paper “Reconfiguring the Bedside Care Team of the Future" white paper “Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model” white paper...

Capacities: Workforce Supply, Planning and Advocacy

*/ /*-->*/ Workforce Advocacy Human Resources and Labor Behavioral Health Workforce Issues The U.S. will need to hire 2.3 million new health care workers by 2025.* An aging population, a rise in chronic diseases and increased behavioral health conditions ...

Clinical Work Environment

Coordinated Care Models and Interprofessional Care Teams Call an Ambulance — for Care 3 Best Practices for Partnering With Post-Acute Providers for Better Care Integrating Community Health Workers into Complex Care Teams: Key Considerations Closing the Chasm Between Inpatient and ...

Hospitals Against Violence

*/ Violence — in its many forms — is a major public health challenge. The AHA, along with its nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, are committed to addressing all forms of violence affecting our staff as well as the patients and commun...

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