Workforce

Upcoming Events

(View on calendar.)

In-Person Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 07:30
In-Person Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 07:30
Webinar
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 13:00
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 13:00
Webinar
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 13:00
In-Person Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 07:30
Webinar
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 13:00
In-Person Event
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 07:30
In-Person Event
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 07:30
In-Person Event
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 07:30

Competencies

Workforce Competencies photo

Workforce Competency Development


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 professionals.

Health care is a labor-intensive field, requiring 24-hour-per-day/seven-days-per-week staffing to achieve optimal quality outcomes. Investment in a qualified and engaged multi-disciplinary workforce is foundational.

To advance workforce issues, the AHA has developed a Workforce Agenda focused on the following priorities:

  • CAPACITIES: Ensure hospitals have sufficient workforce capacities, through a pipeline of talent that hospitals can hire, retain and grow, to be able to successfully support health in their communities.
  • COMMUNITIES: Support and tap into health professional communities to build resiliency and a healthy, safe, and diverse work environment.
  • COMPETENCIES: Identify, promote and develop required workforce competencies for current and future needs.
  • CATALYSTS: Provide tools, programs and services to be catalysts for member and field action to change and adopt new technologies and models for care delivery.

Workforce Library


AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:

AHA Physician Alliance logo
AONE logo
AHVRP logo
ASHHRA logo
ASHRM logo
Institute for Diversity and Health Equity logo

Related Resources

Issue Landing Page
The need for a strong behavioral health care workforce is more important than ever. The AHA is working to strengthen this important area of health care and…
Issue Landing Page
In cooperation with the AHA’s professional membership group the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), the foremost authority…
Press Releases
To reflect its commitment towards creating an environment inclusive of all nurse leaders, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today…
Letter/Comment
Public
The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program is a vital investment in strengthening the pediatric workforce and access to ca
Resources
America is growing more and more diverse every day. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts we will become a majority-minority country by 2045. Specifically, the multi…
Fact Sheets
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 imposed caps on the number of residents for which each teaching hospital is eligible to receive Medicare direct graduate…