Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs. The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.
Innovations in Education and Training for a 21st Century Health Care Workforce
With support from the Macy Foundation and others, the National Health Policy Forum has over the past two years mounted a fairly substantial set of meetings and written products on the health care workforce. These efforts have brought the Forum’s audience of congressional and executive branch health care policymakers up to speed on a number of important healthcare workforce issues, including the content and financing of physician education and training, and the role of non-physician professionals in delivering health care.
To sustain this momentum, the Forum will continue to convene policymakers and develop issue briefs on workforce issues such as skill mix considerations; health professional education and training needs; and the deployment of the health care workforce more broadly.
Through these efforts, the Forum will ensure that workforce policies are given adequate attention in ongoing health care reform discussions and efforts to improve the efficiency of the health care system, and that high quality, impartial information exists to guide future health professions education and workforce policy.