Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority

The purpose of the VHWDA is to facilitate the development of a statewide health professions pipeline that identifies, educates, recruits and retains a diverse, geographically distributed and culturally competent quality workforce for all Virginians.

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Meeting the Challenge of Behavioral Health Care in Virginia →


Meeting the Challenge of Primary Care in Virginia →


Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) Fellows Program →

VCHI Innovation Fellows serve as "engagement generators" on the Virginia Health Innovation Network, an online learning and collaboration community. Fellows provide support in content development and innovation identification. Fellows also have the opportunity to help manage Network communities in order to engage and interact (virtually) with members and enhance the utilization of the community model. Depending on the time of selection, fellows may be invited to participate in other relevant VCHI initiatives. Finally, select fellows may be offered the opportunity to contribute original content for the VHIN blog and Learn section of the Network.


Student Choice: Find Your Future in Healthcare →

Student Choice: Find Your Future in Healthcare

A good career should have a good balance between your interests, job prospects, potential earnings and the cost of education in time and money. Professions near the top of this chart have the highest projected job growth, while those furthest to the right earn the highest median income. Circles are sized by the number of job openings expected between 2012-22 and colored by minimum degree. The years of education listed are “typical” for the degree. Accelerated programs may be available for some students. Some specialties may require additional education. Hover your mouse over the circles to see the profession and detailed information. Salaries are averages only.


Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine →

VHWDA is mentioned in the Virginia Capitol Connections


Scholarship for Medical-Dental Team Leadership Program →

Health care providers are well-aware that poor oral health is linked to diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, heart disease, childhood illnesses, even lost school and work hours -- yet, oral health is an isolated, and often too neglected, part of health care.  The Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) seeks to support clinicians who wish to deepen their leadership and partnership skills while exploring how health care teams can work together to incorporate oral health into their patient-centered care.


VHCF Scholarships for Nurse Practitioners →

The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has established a special scholarship program to underwrite the costs of tuition and required fees for health safety net Nurse Practitioners (NP) who return to school to obtain a post master's certificate as Psych-Mental Health NPs (PMHNPs).


VHWDA Stakeholder Meeting - December 4, 2013 →

VHWDA Stakeholder Meeting

On December 4, 2013, the VHWDA convened a Stakeholder meeting of agencies and organizations to discuss the current health workforce initiatives taking place in the Commonwealth and identify challenges and concerns that need to be addressed. Please find speaker presentations linked below.


VHWDA Newsletter #5 →

VHWDA Newsletter #5
October 8, 2013

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The Shenandoah University Nursing Faculty Residency Program →

The Shenandoah University received a grant from the VHWDA to create a Nursing Faculty Residency Program. Learn more about the program through monthly newsletters.

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