COVID-19 & the Health Workforce
Information about the effort to vaccinate the health workforce and best practices for health care providers to improve vaccination rates.
Information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to health care services, including workforce shortages and surge capacity issues.
Information on workforce related policies and guidelines, including furloughs and redeployments, that have been implemented by health care organizations in response to COVID-19.
Information on the rapid expansion in use of telehealth in health care delivery. Topics include telehealth impacts on access to health care and telehealth-related changes to health workforce regulations, service requirements and funding.
The elderly are at high risk for COVID-19 infection and death and often reside in long term care settings. Topics include information on the long-term care workforce in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and home health care where many elderly patients are served.
Information about pandemic risks to health care workers and the strategies being used to protect them from COVID-19 and support their well-being.
As a result of the pandemic, medical education and clinical experience opportunities were disrupted for many students. This topic provides information about the strategies used to assure timely progression in the health professions education pipeline during the pandemic.
State and federal changes to rules and regulatory changes to promote more effective and efficient use of the health workforce.
State specific workforce strategies addressing COVID-19.
Each of the health workforce research centers (HWRCs) across the US are assisting in these efforts. These are specific resources developed by the HWRCs.