Health Workforce Strategic Plan

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This Health Workforce Strategic Plan provides a forward-looking framework for health workforce improvements, focused on four key goals: expanding supply, ensuring equitable distribution, improving quality, and enhancing the use of data and evidence to improve program outcomes. It will facilitate coordinated and intentional efforts to address long-standing barriers to strengthening the health workforce – barriers that have been amplified by ongoing crises including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the economic condition for lower and middle-income families, changing health impacts due to climate change, and the need to advance racial equity. This Strategic Plan also aligns with the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness and Presidential Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.