Creating and sustaining the healthcare workforce is essential to providing compassionate and quality care across our state. The recent pandemic exacerbated long-standing workforce challenges and added pressure to an already strained workforce. NCHA supports comprehensive solutions addressing the entire pipeline, from preparing tomorrow’s healthcare leaders through world-class education programs to bolstering the resiliency of today’s healthcare heroes with the resources they need to continue providing high-quality care.

NCHA has set an enterprise-wide goal of helping North Carolina’s hospitals & health systems be the best industry to work for in the state. The Association, Foundation and NCHA Strategic Partners are working with an advisory committee to implement a Workforce Plan. Our three areas of focus include:

  1. Pipeline and workforce development
  2. Retention, burnout, and care delivery
  3. Violence, safety, and trust

RTI Workforce Report

A new RTI workforce report, “Critical Workforce Needs Assessment,” highlights healthcare workforce trends in North Carolina.

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Workforce Resources

Find resources to help address workforce challenges — includes links to partners, reports, white papers and more.

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Workforce Business Solutions

Learn more about Strategic Partners’ workforce solutions, including pilot programs and business services.

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Mentorship Program

NCHA supports a nine-month-long mentorship program to inspire and equip high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities to the next level in their career development.

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Workforce Stories

Watch videos and read stories featuring efforts by North Carolina hospitals and health systems to support healthcare workers, cultivate resilience, and develop the next generation of healthcare professionals.