Collecting Workforce Data

Accurate, ongoing data collection in all areas is needed to develop the workforce the country needs.

 

Goal and Impact

There are major gaps in the available data on the health care workforce and the nursing workforce especially. Although efforts have been made since 2010 to collect and analyze data, more collaboration is needed by nursing organizations and others so that the information can be synthesized and gaps in care better identified.

Visit this collection of materials specific to the ongoing effort to find solutions.

When the public and private sectors work together and the diverse sources of health workforce data are integrated, national goals and priorities in education, training, and practice can be set, and planning and policy at the state and national levels will better match the nation’s needs. The Campaign can be more effective in reaching all its goals, creating a diverse nursing workforce with nurses as leaders in health and in the community.

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Progress

Almost half of the Campaign’s Action Coalitions have made workforce data their main focus. Consistent with that, the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers reports that more than 70 percent of State Nursing Workforce Centers are partners with Action Coalitions in their states—a step toward creating a comprehensive collection of workforce data that integrates the diverse sources of statistics.

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This graph is a part of the Campaign for Action Dashboard, a series of charts and graphs that show goals by which the Campaign evaluates its efforts to implement recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health.



Related Resources:

  1. Dashboard Indicators

    Feb 02, 2017

    The Campaign for Action Dashboard is a series of graphs and charts the Campaign uses to evaluate its efforts to implement the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. It contains seven primary indicators: more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Dashboard Indicators, Milestones, Location: National,

  2. Charting Nursing's Future Library

    Dec 12, 2016

    Charting Nursing’s Future, a series of policy briefs launched in 2005, covers a range of issues related to nursing, including education, the shortage of nurses, diversity in the workforce, and the role of nurses in quality initiatives and the Culture of Health. The Robert more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing, Location: National,

 

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