The ‘Wild West’ of Health Workforce Policy


The ‘Wild West’ of Health Workforce Policy

October 13, 2022

The ‘Wild West’ of Health Workforce Policy

Early in the pandemic, state officials unleashed a flood of emergency orders relaxing the rules that limit the care each health profession can provide. Now these temporary measures are expiring and health professionals from pharmacists to physician assistants are jockeying to shape the next wave of workforce reforms.


Susanna Storeng, DMSc, PA-C, Physician Assistant, High Plains Community Health Center

Bianca Frogner, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington

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