How two states are looking to address workforce shortages

As staffing shortages persist in healthcare systems across the country, state officials are exploring different ways to alleviate the problem.

Indiana's public health commission met Oct. 21 to discuss potential solutions for the state's shortages, namely of primary care physicians, psychiatrists and long-term care workers.

Potential solutions included increased investment in local health departments and regionalizing some services. 

The group is required to issue a report with recommendations on improving the state’s public health system by the end of next summer.

In Vermont, the Agency of Human Services published a Healthcare Workforce Strategic Development Plan on Oct. 15. 

The plan recommended the creation of hubs and interagency teams to increase support for the state's healthcare system. 

It also recommended establishing a group to pursue more innovative approaches to attracting healthcare workers, including child care, housing supports and tax incentives.

Making medical education more affordable through tuition reimbursement, scholarship and loan forgiveness were also at the forefront of both state's proposed plans.


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