Minnesota Among States to Develop Workforce Plan

[MMA News Now, May 29, 2014] Minnesota is among seven states that will receive training in how to develop and implement a statewide health care workforce plan, according to the National Governors Association (NGA). The other states include Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The Building a Transformed Health Care Workforce: Moving from Planning to Implementation policy academy will help Minnesota and the other states develop a plan to serve as a roadmap for implementing health workforce policies that support governors’ broad statewide goals.

In January 2013, the MMA identified addressing the primary care workforce shortage as a major initiative.


Several topics will be addressed during the NGA sessions, including:

•    Structure of health workforce;
•    Data collection and analysis;
•    Recruitment and retention;
•    Stakeholder engagement and building consensus;
•    Scope of practice and licensing;
•    New types of professionals;
•    Reimbursement and payment; and
•    Education and Training.


A policy academy is a highly interactive, team-based, multi-state process for helping states develop and implement a plan to address a complex public policy issue. Participating states receive guidance and technical assistance from NGA staff and faculty experts as well as consultants from the private sector, research organizations and academia.

Go online to learn more about NGA’s health division. 

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