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Health Workforce Planning

Leads: Sarah Simkin & Dax Bourcier

Patients experience the health system through the health workforce, and so the workforce should be a necessary focus of efforts to meet patients' needs. For the health system to respond to the needs of patients amidst emerging challenges, workforce planning is necessary. Planning supports the quintuple aim and is arguably foundational for improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, reducing costs, supporting provider well-being, and advancing health equity.

CHWN researchers have been building capacity for health workforce planning though research, advocacy and knowledge translation.