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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Workforce Development

The Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) utilizes a multi-stakeholder collaborative model to identify, recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals to successfully create and improve a competitve health workforce throughout the Commonwealth. The core work of the VHWDA is centered around community partnerships to develop a strong workforce pipeline at a younger age; increase interprofessional training opportunities and jobs; provide funding and support for education, career advancement and pipeline development; and identify and communicate regional health workforce shortages and needs with key stakeholders and legislators.

In this section you can learn more about health workforce organizations in Virginia, conferences and training opportunities, regional shortages and workforce data, community grants and initiatives and Virginia's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) regions. In the navigation on the right, select the region you live in to learn more about the AHEC near you and discover other regional resources.

*The Virginia AHEC Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Grant (#U77HP03047) for $731,416 (FFY12).

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