Health Care Workforce

Health care, at its core, is about people caring for people. Yet combined pressures — a shrinking workforce, an aging population, financial concerns, increased demand and other stresses — have translated into a severe personnel deficit.

HCF recognizes the importance of the health care workforce and examines such issues as the preparedness of certain sectors to meet patient demand and provide quality, culturally competent services.



  • Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future

  • Institute of Medicine

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition.

  • A consortium of acute care healthcare agencies committed to the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) through a collaborative model designed to promote shared learning and participation.

  • A database that collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the United States.

  • Offers solutions-driven approaches to the toughest health care challenges through three areas of focus: Leadership programs, research and consulting services.

  • Healthy Work Environment Initiative


  • Issues in Missouri Health Care 2011: Issue briefs exploring the challenges facing Missourian's and their health care system. Developed by Health Management Associates and funded by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the Missouri Foundation for Health.

  • Supports the delivery of quality health care by nurses and other health care providers through education, collaboration, and information.

  • Focused on innovation in nursing practice and quality outcomes for citizens in Kansas and Missouri.




  • NPR, July 29, 2014
    2014-07-31 21:31

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