Expanding and supporting our health care workforce
In early 2019, the Endowment received more than $1.9 million from the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. These funds will be held as part of the Endowment's permanent corpus, and the earnings from their investment used to support health care providers serving medically underserved populations through the Forward Fund.
The Endowment’s allocation of the Forward Fund resources is advised by a stakeholder group that includes representatives from the Legislative Commission on Primary Care Workforce, Bi-State Primary Care Association, New Hampshire Hospital Association, New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers, University of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and Integrated Delivery Networks. The advisory group's input helped the Endowment to set a focus for the Forward Fund in its first three to five years.
The focus of grantmaking within the Forward Fund will be responsive to workforce issues over time. Current priorities include strengthening NH’s clinical placement opportunities, eliminating policy and practice barriers to licensure, and implementing a coordinated State Plan to expand and support the health care workforce.
NEW: An Update to Tomorrow's Healthcare Workforce: Strengthening NH's Clinical Placement Opportunities
A disconnect exists between the healthcare workforce needs in New Hampshire and the limited availability of placement sites for health professional students. The NH Area Health Education Center Network assessed opportunities and barriers related to clinical placement, in collaboration with academic training programs, students, and healthcare organizations. This report synthesizes the data collected and creates an action plan.
Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce (Full Report)
This strategic plan, intended for implementation within two years, includes 107 strategies to build and retain New Hampshire's health care workforce in four areas: pipeline, recruitment, and retention needs facing the state; critical policy and regulatory issues; data needs; and provides a mechanism for coordination and governance of workforce development efforts.
Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce (Executive Summary)
This Executive Summary provides an overview of the strategic plan to build and retain New Hampshire's health care workforce.