- identifying emerging signals of changes in health workforce demand, and
- rapidly disseminating this information to education, training and policy partners who can take action based on findings.
- help ensure the state’s health workforce is prepared to respond to the transforming health care environment,
- have access to current and actionable information about emerging workforce needs, and
- can compare their organization’s experiences and emerging workforce demand trends with similar employer groups.
Funder:CMMI – Washington Health Care Authority – Washington Workforce Board
Links/Documents:This study referenced in the May 2018 Milbank Memorial Fund Issue Brief, Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development by Rachel Block.
Health Workforce Sentinel Network
Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network
The workforce is key to healthcare transformation, and to effectively meet transformation goals the healthcare industry needs early signals of changes in the occupations, skills, and roles required by evolving healthcare systems. The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network (WSHWSN) supports efficient and effective health workforce preparation and deployment by:
Health workforce Sentinels:
Information provided by health workforce Sentinels are kept confidential and are reported in aggregate form, grouped with data from other similar organizations.
The Sentinel Network, is an initiative of Washington’s Health Workforce Council, conducted collaboratively by Washington’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.
Funding to initiate the Sentinel Network came from the Healthier Washington initiative in 2016, with ongoing core support from Governor Inslee’s office and the Washington State Legislature.
Project Director: Susan M. Skillman, MS
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-543-3557
Operation Director: Ben Stubbs, MPH
Health Workforce Sentinel Network in Other States
The Health Workforce Sentinel Network was introduced in Connecticut in Spring, 2019