Academy Health

The health workforce is a vital component of the country’s health care delivery system. Efforts to expand access to care, improve the quality of care, or address health disparities depend on the availability of a diverse, well-trained, and adequately sized health workforce. Providers have faced the ongoing challenge of health workforce shortages, which worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and persists today.

We were delighted to receive the largest number of abstract submissions for the 2024 Annual Research Meeting in the past four years, reflecting the increasing importance and urgency of health workforce issues not only within the health care system but also in society as a whole. This year, we are excited about the diverse lineup of health workforce theme panels, podium presentations, and posters. These sessions will create inspiring and collaborative spaces for engaging in thought-provoking discussions.

Here are some sneak peeks of what you can expect from this year’s health workforce theme sessions:

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Montana State University

An article written by health workforce leaders and published today in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for health care delivery organizations, educators and government leaders to “cut through bureaucratic barriers and adapt regulations to rapidly expand the U.S. health care workforce and sustain it” for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The article was written by eight leaders of public and private research centers who interact with and study the U.S. health workforce, including Peter Buerhaus, director of the Montana State University Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies and professor in the MSU College of Nursing. Additional authors are Erin P. Fraher, Patricia Pittman, Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck and David Armstrong

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Times Telegram

Mohawk Valley Health System CEO Darlene Stromstad said she needs all the health care workers she can get to take care of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Oneida County and surrounding areas…

…Whether New York has a shortage of health care workers when there’s not a pandemic can be a question of perspective, said Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany.

“Do we have adequate numbers? Yes and no,” she said.

“Sometimes it’s not about counting the numbers. … They tend not to be well-distributed,” Moore said. “And many times, access to the underserved remains a sort of chronic problem.”

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