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Workforce Supply

From High School to RN: An Innovative Approach to Creating a Diverse Workforce

Colorado Healthcare Ethics Resource: Supportive Resources for Colorado's Healthcare Workers

Workforce and Staffing Support Options During COVID-19 Surge

Nurse and Hospital Staffing: A Comprehensive Approach to Implementation and Achieving Safe, Reliable and Effective Care

Four Measures that are Key to Retaining Nurses


Leadership Beyond the Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic: Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Supporting Preparedness in the Spheres of Impact

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce

HRSA Center for HC Workforce Analysis

American Nurses Association

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Healthforce Center at UCFS

Rural Assistance Center

HOSA Future Health Professionals

HRSA's Area Health Resources Files

Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-Level Projections

Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center

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Dec 5, 2022
AHA expresses concern about the potential impact of H.R. 3648, the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2022
Dec 5, 2022
Patients requiring additional care after a hospitalization — such as skilled nursing, behavioral health or therapy-at-home — face growing delays in accessing that care. Delays in discharges as patients move through the continuum of care can cause harm to patients’ health outcomes and can impact their quality of life by slowing their recovery.
Dec 5, 2022
Significant workforce shortages at facilities, such as those in post-acute and behavioral health, is making it more difficult for hospitals to efficiently and appropriately discharge patients. Hospitals have to bear the costs of caring for patients for those excess days without any reimbursement.
Nov 28, 2022
Hospital and health system leaders can register for a Dec. 6 AHA Advocacy Day event in Washington, D.C. The in-person event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon ET. Attendees also can participate in a networking event on Monday evening, Dec. 5.
Nov 16, 2022
The AHA today released its 2023 Health Care Workforce Scan — an annual snapshot of America’s hospital and health system employment, based on reports, studies and other data sources from leading organizations and researchers.
Nov 10, 2022
Share the Advisory, which includes talking points, with your leadership and communications teams Patient and workforce safety are top priorities for hospitals and health systems.
Nov 4, 2022
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Make Your Voice Heard” Request for Information (RFI) on promoting equity and efficiency in
Oct 24, 2022
As Congress begins to focus on its end of the year agenda for 2022, America’s hospitals and health systems respectfully request that you consider the following priorities.
Sep 15, 2022
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows that hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs and equipment, as well as for the workforce.