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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Facts About Virginia’s Workforce

In recent years, the Governor of Virginia, as well as legislators, health care organizations and other stakeholders, have made health workforce development a priority by creating the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA). Designed to marry health workforce efforts and initiatives in Virginia, the VHWDA is instrumental in facilitating pipeline development across the full spectrum of health professions. As part of this vision, the VHWDA gathers information on supply and demand beginning with primary and secondary education through recruitment and retention in underserved areas throughout the Commonwealth.

To support regional and state-wide efforts, the web-based "Health Chart Book" helps identify health care, economic and social conditions important for local and regional development. Users can identify areas throughout the state that may have similar needs, identify health care shortages or track population growth and trends for future workforce development. Additional data and statistics resources are available below:

VHWDA Health Workforce Reports, 2015

Meeting the Challenge of Primary Care in Virginia

Meeting the Challenge of Behavioral Health Care in Virginia

Workforce Resources

GeoHealth Innovations

Department of Health Professions, Healthcare Workforce Data Center

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

Virginia Department of Health

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Virginia Health Information

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

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