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CHA Releases Allied Health Workforce Survey Results
Critical Roles: California's Allied Health Workforce

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CHA is pleased to release Critical Roles: California’s Allied Health Workforce. This report highlights key findings from a recent CHA Allied Health Workforce Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gather up-to-date data regarding the effects of the economy on the demand for allied health professionals and to identify hospital workforce needs and concerns in the next one, three, and five years.

This report is the second comprehensive survey of the allied health professional workforce since CHA formed the Healthcare Workforce Coalition in 2007. The Coalition’s purpose is to develop strategic solutions to the shortage of non-nursing allied health professionals. Other members of the Coalition include the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, California Health Workforce Alliance, UC San Francisco Center for the Health Professions, California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the California Primary Care Association.

The full report is attached.

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