To produce a health care workforce of sufficient size and skill to meet the nation’s health care needs requires complete data on the current health workforce and a profound understanding of how changes in population will affect future demand.
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA), a division within the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), helps to build that body of knowledge by estimating the supply and demand for health workers in the US and developing tools and resources to inform decision-making on health care workforce investments.
The Health Workforce Research Center grant program provides funds to 7 workforce research centers in the US:
Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan
Carolina Health Workforce Research Center at the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
GW Health Workforce Research Center at George Washington University’s GW Health Workforce Institute
Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies
Oral Health Workforce Research Center at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies
UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care at the University of California, San Francisco’s Healthforce Center
University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Washington
Learn more about NCHWA by visiting their website at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/health-workforce-analysis