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How Hospitals can Navigate Workforce Challenges

What to know about employee well-being, behavioral health, workplace violence

June 23, 2022

A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) highlights strategies to help hospital leaders address workforce challenges during the pandemic and beyond.

The AHA released the first installment of the three-part series Wednesday focused on supporting the health care workforce. Among the key topics are:

  • Addressing well-being
  • Supporting behavioral health
  • Preventing workplace violence

“America’s health care workforce is the heart of health care,” Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO, said in a statement. “The AHA has sounded the alarm repeatedly that our workforce is in crisis, and the national emergency demands immediate attention from health care leaders and policymakers at every level of government.

The upcoming reports will provide information about data and technology, as well supporting recruitment, retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The first report is available to review online.