Provider shortages have plagued healthcare organizations for decades, and these shortages have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. These increasing shortages have highlighted the need for Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET) programs as a way to “grow your own” workforce at health centers. Understanding what roles are currently in demand, and which are likely to increase in demand in the near future, is critical to assessing what type of HP-ET or other recruitment programs can most benefit a health center.

Learn about projected workforce needs based on National Health Service Corps Vacancy Data and the options available to develop or sustain HP-ET programs to meet these needs in the ACU STAR² Center’s latest publication.

More Resources on Building and Sustaining Health Center Workforces

ACU’s Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention (STAR²) Center provides resources, training, and technical assistance to help Health Center Program grantees with their clinician workforce challenges and questions. We are a National Training and Technical Assistance Partner of the Bureau of Primary Health Care funded through a national cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration, ensuring that services are offered free of charge to all health centers and look-alikes.