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This work group was charged with assessing the sufficiency of the health work force statewide, including primary, mental health, chemical health, dental and long term care. The group will identify effective strategies and opportunities to identify, address, and prevent shortages.

The work group's recommendations were included in the Roadmap to a Healthier Minnesota , which was endorsed by the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force on December 13, 2012. The Workforce work group's recommendations can be found in the Roadmap Supplement.

Archive/Meeting Materials:

June 21, 2012

Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Draft Recommendations (PDF)
MERC Funding Formula Handout
Health Support Specialist Registered Apprentice Handout
Aging Services of Minnesota Handout
Dental Hygienists and Head Start Handout

Public Comment from MMCGME on MERC Funding
Public Comment from MNA on Draft Recomendation 2 and the original recommendation with MNA's changes
Public Comment from Sanford Health, Mayo Clinic, St. Lukes, Health Partners, and Essentia Health on Nurse Licensure Compact
Public Comment from Minnesota's Level 1 Trauma Centers

April 20, 2012

Meeting Agenda (PDF)
DRAFT Meeting Minutes - March 21, 2012 (PDF)

March 21, 2012

Agenda (PDF)
March 1 Minutes FINAL (PDF)
Presenter List (PDF)

Panel Presentations

Medical School Academic Health Center, University of MN

Public Testimony

Fairview Medical Group (PDF)
Essentia Health (PDF)
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (PDF)
Normandale Community College (PDF)
Essentia (PDF)
MN Department of Education - FasTRAC (PDF)
MN Community Health Worker Alliance (PDF)
Northwestern Health Sciences University (PDF)
Health Careers Center - Area Health Education Center - University of Minnesota (PDF)
Nurse Licensure Compact (PDF)

March 1, 2012

Agenda (PDF)
March 1 Minutes FINAL (PDF)
Presenter List

Panel Presentations
University of MN, AHEC - Interprofessional and Workforce Development (PDF)
MN Board of Nursing - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PDF)

Public Testimony

University of MN, School of Dentistry - Oral Health (PDF)
MDH Oral Health Program - Oral Health (PDF)
University of MN, Department of Pediatrics - Diversity (PDF)
University of MN, School of Nursing - Advanced Practice Registed Nurses (PDF)

February 8, 2012 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
Request for Comment (PDF)

Panel Presentations

MDH Workforce Data Collection (PDF)
DEED Healthcare-Related Labor Market Information (PDF)
Education-Related Data (PDF)
Long-Term Care Workforce Data (PDF)
Hospital-Related Workforce Data (PDF)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Workforce Data (PDF)

Stakeholder Presentations

Metro MN Council on Graduate Medical Education (PDF)
Minnesota Medical Association (PDF)
Minnesota Academy of Physicians (PDF)
Essentia Health (PDF)
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (PDF)
Fairview Behavioral Services (PDF)
Minnesota Psychological Association (PDF)
Aging Services of Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota (PDF)

January 11, 2012

Workforce Stakeholder's List (PDF)
Workforce Work Group Overview and Plan (PDF)
Workforce Strategies - Framework for receiving input and analyzing issues (PDF)
December 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

December 21, 2011

Agenda (PDF)
December 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Loan Forgiveness

Public Comment on Loan Forgiveness (PDF)

Additional Public Comments are available in the meeting materials from Work Group Meetings

Community Health Workers

Letter from Community Health Worker Alliance (PDF)

Physician Assistants

Letter from Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (PDF)