November 30, 2021

Pandemic Workforce Woes? Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network can help!

Do you have enough health care workers with the skills you and your patients need? How has the pandemic’s resurgence impacted your ability to provide health care in your corner of the state?

Take about 15 minutes to share at: www.wa.sentinelnetwork.org/join.

Your feedback is critical and confidential

Details you provide, including recruitment challenges, are confidential so you can share freely and securely. Don’t let your health workforce needs go unaddressed in the upcoming legislative session.

WA’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network: Making a difference

Washington’s health care providers are able to quickly and regularly communicate their needs through this simple, online questionnaire. Information is collected twice a year and pushed out to key policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders.

Policymakers are paying attention to your input

The WA Health Workforce Sentinel Network is funded by the Legislature, and it’s clear policy makers are paying attention to this tool. For example, information provided by you helped the state craft regulatory changes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in promising workforce pathways. As the pandemic continues, let policy makers know what workforce challenges you are facing now.

See what other Sentinels are saying at the findings dashboard, in policy briefs, and COVID-19 findings pages.

Questions? Email healthworkforce@wasentinelnetwork.org or call (206) 543-9797.

Washington’s Sentinel Network is a collaboration of the state’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies and a program of Washington’s Health Workforce Council. Funding to initiate the Sentinel Network came from the Healthier Washington initiative, with ongoing support from Governor Inslee’s office and the Washington Legislature.