The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is hosting a free online forum on March 24, titled “Charting a Path Forward: Addressing Ohio’s Health Workforce Shortages.”
A strong health workforce is critical for improving health, achieving equity and attaining sustainable healthcare spending in Ohio. Workforce shortages in behavioral health, direct care and public health were a concern at the local, state and national level before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have only gotten worse.
This online forum will explore the causes of the health workforce shortages in Ohio, how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing workforce crisis and potential policies and strategies for increasing and diversifying the workforce.
Speaking for the event include Teresa Lampl, Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers; Dr. Michelle Durham, Vice Chair of Education, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center; Ankit Sanghavi, Executive Director, Texas Health Institute and Brian Posey, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP.
The event will also include a panel discussion featuring Lori Criss, Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ursel McElroy, Director, Ohio Department of Aging.