The Health Workforce

Health workers are the cornerstone of the health care delivery system in the United States. Efforts to improve the quality of health services and expand access to care for patients depend on the availability of an adequate supply of appropriately prepared health workers.

There have been health care workforce shortages for years, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated those shortages. At a time when more health workers are needed to address an aging population, many are retiring or looking to other employment sectors for jobs. Additionally, aging faculty, the inability to secure training slots, and the lack of clinical preceptors are impacting the production of new health care workers. Data and information are needed to understand the production, supply, and distribution of the current and future health workforce.

Related Resources:
The Health Care Workforce in New York State: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Care Workers
2022 New York Residency Training Outcomes: A Summary of Responses to the 2022 New York Resident Exit Survey
Health Worker Recruit and Retention in New York City: What are the Issues? What are the Strategies?
Graduate Medical Education in New York: The Nation’s Largest Supplier of Physicians