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Allied Health Workforce Policy Board

Charge:

Statutory responsibilities (PA04-220) include:

  1. Monitor data and trends in the allied health workforce including but not limited to: a) state’s current and future supply and demand for allied health professionals; and, b) current and future capacity of state system of higher education to educate and train students pursuing allied health professions;

  2. Develop recommendations to form/promote economic cluster for allied health professions;

  3. Identify recruitment and retention strategies for public and independent institutions of higher education with allied health programs;

  4. Develop recommendations to promote diversity in allied health workforce including but not limited to racial, ethnic and gender diversity and for enhancing the attractiveness of allied health professions;

  5. Develop recommendations regarding financial and other assistance to students enrolled in or considering enrolling in allied health programs at public or independent institutions of higher education;

  6. Identify recruitment and retention strategies for allied health employers;

  7. Develop recommendations about recruiting and utilizing retired nursing faculty members to teach/train students to become licensed practical nurses or registered nurses;

  8. Examining nursing programs at public and independent institutions of higher education and developing recommendations about the possibility of streamlining the curricula offered in such programs to facilitate timely program completion.


Co-Convener, Frances Padilla – Universal Health Care Foundation

Co-Convener, Stuart Rosenberg – St. Francis Hospital

 

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