As an inherently interprofessional organization, AAHC has an extensive history of publications, analyses, and stakeholder discussions regarding health workforce policy.
Recognizing Graduate Medical Education as a significant component of healthcare workforce training, AAHC held a series of roundtable discussions around the country to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement for academic health center programs, and to better inform policymakers considering reform.
The current environment of state and local rules and regulations regarding the scope of practice for various health professionals continues to change and evolve, and the AAHC has endeavored to track these changes for members over the last several years. Similar to its roundtable series in GME, AAHC will be launching an effort to convene stakeholder discussions across the country to gather information for members and to inform policy makers about these important changes.
Academic health centers have a unique opportunity to capture synergies between the various healthcare disciplines. AAHC has partnered with a number of other organizations to advance this central component of the 21st century health workforce.
Effectively monitoring population needs and providing a matching workforce to address these needs remains a continuing challenge for academic health centers. AAHC published a comprehensive report on the need for strategic workforce policies, Out of Order, Out of Time: The State of the Nation’s Health Workforce, and worked with policy makers to create the National Health Care Workforce Commission.