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Addressing America’s Healthcare Worker Shortage
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical vulnerabilities across American society. Among the hardest hit industries has been the U.S. healthcare system, which was already hemorrhaging workers in all areas of practice for years prior to the pandemic. Nearly 20 percent of America’s health care workers have left the field during the crisis, and even more say they are considering doing so soon.
It is a situation so dire that the American Hospital Association calls it a “national emergency.”
To address this crisis, state lawmakers and governors have implemented or proposed a wide ranging suite of policies to bolster their health care workforce both now and in the future, including:
- Tuition and loan forgiveness
- More scholarships and training for nurses and medical personnel
- Greater funding for nursing programs
- Raising Medicaid reimbursement rates
- Addressing mental health for medical personnel
- Enabling more foreign-trained medical personnel to work in the U.S.
The latest State Net Capitol Journal webinar brings together a panel of national healthcare experts to discuss these and other efforts to ease this critical workforce shortfall.