California’s nursing workforce strategy
Our guest for this episode is Garrett Chan, the President & CEO of Healthimpact, the nursing policy center for the state of California. Garrett and his team partner with other nursing organizations, health care providers, academic institutions and policy makers to build the nursing profession and support the 400,000 nurses working in the state of California.
Today he and Dan talk about Healthimpact’s workforce strategy, including pipeline building, transition to practice, mental health support for nurses and streamlining the state’s licensure process, as well as what the state is doing to meet the growing need for nurses in rural areas.
Links to recommended reading:
- Healthimpact Resources
- California Newly Licensed RN Employment Survey Research Report
- Innovation Landscape — Solving Shortages: How Technology Can Help Meet California’s Immediate Health Workforce Needs
- Episode 51: How COVID-19 has impacted the nursing workforce
- Episode 68: The unique challenges of nursing on a remote island chain
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/garrett-chan