In 2010, the Alaska Health Workforce Coalition (The Coalition)— a public-private partnership created to address health workforce issues—completed the Alaska Health Workforce Plan which was adopted by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board as well as Coalition member organizations. The Coalition has now merged with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s (The Trust) Workforce Focus Area and its partners to strengthen and sustain the efforts and pledge support for an Action Agenda that will take the planned strategies forward into implementation.
Because the number of occupations that comprise the health workforce is so large, the Coalition realized early on that not all areas of need could be addressed immediately. Therefore, the Coalition worked diligently during 2011 to identify a reasonable set of priorities that can be advanced over the next four years. The following Action Agenda focuses on six occupations and six systemic change initiatives determined by the Coalition to be in highest need of attention.
Want a brief overview? A short presentation is located here.