2022 Healthcare Workforce Summit

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS), the Office of the Post-Secondary Commissioner (OPC), and the Department of Labor and Training (DLT) – in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation – co-hosted a Healthcare Workforce Summit that brought together healthcare and education providers, policymakers, and labor and community partners for a data-driven, collaborative, facilitated process to identify short-term and longer-term solutions to Rhode Island’s significant healthcare workforce challenges.

The Summit was convened with a keen awareness that Rhode Island’s health system is facing unprecedented barriers to providing high-quality care and services, and that workforce shortages are both a cause and a result of this distress.  Summit attendees heard presentations and discussed the importance of statewide health workforce planning, the use of robust health workforce data to inform policy, and the value of strong partnerships between healthcare and education to prepare a skilled workforce, support career pathways, and increase racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity and equity at all levels of the healthcare workforce.  Summit attendees left with a shared commitment to ongoing collaboration to address these critical issues.

To view the Healthcare Workforce Summit presentations and materials, click on the links below.