CHA News Article

CHA Efforts Focus on Health Workforce Development

CHA sent a letter last week to Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, detailing hospital-specific recommendations for health workforce development. The letter was a follow up to a meeting CHA hosted in May with Wakefield and Herb Schultz, regional director of Health and Human Services, Region IX. The meeting brought together federal and state health workforce officials and external stakeholders, including hospital leaders, to discuss California’s efforts in health workforce development and to discuss strategies to leverage federal partnerships for funding. CHA’s letter, attached below, also emphasized the need for innovative funding models to support clinical training, especially for critical positions such as clinical laboratory scientist.