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:
- Behavioral Science Workforce Survey 2012 Results
- Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey 2011 Results
- Virginia's Licensed Nursing Workforce: 2010-2012
- Series 1, Issue 13: State & National Employment
- Series 2, Issue 13: Virginia Regional Employment
- Series 3, Issue 5: Income & Compensation