Health Workforce Not Ready to Meet the Goals of the Affordable Care Act

Apr 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from Association of Academic Health Centers

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people will be entering an already strained health system in 2014. More than just the number of health workers, other factors, including misaligned incentives, long-standing barriers to interprofessional collaboration, and accounting for rapidly evolving technology, must be addressed to handle the influx. Focusing on these issues, top health leaders will call for an integrated, forward-thinking, comprehensive national health workforce policy and the necessity to prioritize and fund the National Health Care Workforce Commission, which has been unable to move forward despite members being appointed in 2010.

WHO:  Steven A. Wartman, MD, Ph.D., President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Jay Gershen, Ph.D., DDS, President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Nancy Dickey, MD, President Emerita, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Professor, Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center

WHAT:  Out of Order, Out of Time: A Briefing on the State of the Nation's Health Workforce

WHEN:   April 15, 2013 (2:00-3:00pm)

WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center - Room SVC-215

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The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is a national, non-profit organization that seeks to improve health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation's academic health centers.  

SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers