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NoVaHealthFORCE - Foley

  1. 1. NoVaHealthFORCE
  2. 2. What is NoVaHealthFORCE: <ul><li>A coalition of private sector, business, government, community, healthcare, and educational leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: establish a long-term, business-driven , sustainable strategy to address the Northern Virginia healthcare worker shortage </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Did NoVaHealthFORCE Do? <ul><li>Commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers Study of the healthcare workforce requirements of Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Developed Comprehensive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Study of the Northern Virginia Healthcare Workforce Shortage Update January 2008
  5. 5. In Northern Virginia, without intervention by 2020: <ul><ul><li>There will be 17,651 Allied Health and Nursing workforce vacancies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nursing and Allied Health workforce estimated FTE worker shortage is estimated to grow to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>36% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These estimates do not consider impacts that may result from the Department of Defense Base Realignment (BRAC) initiatives </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. NoVaHealthFORCE Strategies
  7. 7. NoVaHealthFORCE Action Plan: <ul><li>Action plan developed by eight working groups </li></ul><ul><li>Working groups consisted of stakeholders from: education, healthcare industry, local, state and federal government, social service agencies, and economic development authorities </li></ul>
  8. 8. NoVaHealthFORCE Strategies: <ul><li>Goal 1: Increase capacity within the healthcare education and training system </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Develop and sustain an ongoing supply of persons interested in entering health care career fields </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Nurture Innovation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Capacity: <ul><li>Address the lack of nursing and allied health faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Address the need for additional clinical training sites and clinical faculty </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pipeline: <ul><li>Increase awareness of the healthcare career fields </li></ul><ul><li>Improve healthcare career preparedness in the school systems </li></ul><ul><li>Provide upward mobility opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate foreign trained healthcare personnel to enter the workforce </li></ul>
  11. 11. Innovation: <ul><li>Enhance the adoption of Information Technology in Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Harness the potential of the healthcare consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Create innovative approaches in healthcare human resource management </li></ul>
  12. 12. Innovation (cont.): <ul><li>Nurture the career fields of tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a forum to share best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Designate an organization to coordinate the implementation of these actions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Accomplishments and Outcomes
  14. 14. NOVA Leadership in “Capacity” has resulted in: <ul><li>First CEO Roundtable of all the regions healthcare CEOs and College and University Presidents (6x) </li></ul><ul><li>First regional meetings of College and University Dean’s of Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>First Summit of regional Healthcare Nursing Executives and College and University Nursing Deans to address the shortage of clinical training shortages </li></ul><ul><li>General Assembly Nursing Grant: $1.5 million** </li></ul><ul><li>DOL Diagnostic Imaging Grant: $1.2 million** </li></ul><ul><ul><li>**Plus matching funds from the healthcare industry </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. NOVA Leadership in&quot; Pipeline” has resulted in: <ul><li>NoVaHealthFORCE Web page </li></ul><ul><li>DoL Grant for a Bridge Program </li></ul><ul><li>Pathway to the Baccalaureate </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with the region’s School District Superintendents </li></ul>
  16. 16. NoVaHealthFORCE Leadership in “Innovation” has resulted in: <ul><li>Collaboration with the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with GMU for the development of academic pathways in HIM </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with the Northern Virginia Technology Council for the formation of a Health Technology Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals </li></ul>
  17. 17. NoVaHealthFORCE Leadership in &quot;Innovation” has resulted in (cont.): <ul><li>Invited as examples of innovation and “ Best Practices ” to give healthcare workforce presentations at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The national ACHE Congress, Chicago, IL (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The national AHIMA Convention in San Diego, CA (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The IFHRO Congress in Seoul, Korea (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA Wellness Conference in Los Angeles, CA (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PwC publication: What works* Healing the healthcare staffing shortage </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Lessons Learned
  19. 19. Accelerated “ Op Tempo” : <ul><ul><li>Need to improve career ladders to support students and industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing need for continuing education for incumbent workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing need for blending of academic pathways from Certificate (Credit/WDCE) to Associate to Bachelors to Masters level </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Exploit “ Force Multipliers ” and “ Unity of Effort” : <ul><li>Community Colleges have the ability to align: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Schools (Prerequisites) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development Authorities/ WIBs </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Summary
  22. 22. NoVaHealthFORCE has been a leader in developing a regional model for addressing the healthcare workforce shortage : <ul><li>This model can be utilized for workforce development in other industries/regions </li></ul><ul><li>The key is the synergy created by the alignment of all stakeholders brought together by the community college </li></ul>
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