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MEMBERS OF HEALTH CARE WORKER SHORTAGE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED
Subcommittees also being created to assist with additional health care issues
MADISON – Department of Workforce Development Secretary Jennifer Reinert and Wisconsin Technical College System President Dr. Richard Carpenter announced today the members of the new Health Care Worker Shortage Committee. The committee, created last month by Governor McCallum, will be charged with recommending ways to alleviate the shortage of health care workers across the state.
The 24 member committee will have many objectives which include: identifying ways to encourage people to enter health care fields; reviewing state health care education programs; and recommending changes to current state policies that create a barrier for people who might want to enter the health care industry. Assisting the committee will be several subcommittees comprised of individuals from various backgrounds.
The Governor announced the creation of the Health Care Worker Shortage Committee at the Wisconsin Technical College System Health Care Solutions Conference April 29-30. The conference was well attended by representatives from 14 supporting partner organizations, including the Department of Workforce Development; Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association; Wisconsin Nurses Association; the University of Wisconsin System; and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
"It’s important that we not let the synergy from this conference slip away," said Carpenter. "We have an excellent opportunity to collectively address this serious health care worker shortage in Wisconsin," he added.
"I am confident the committee members we have selected will come up with innovative solutions to the challenges Wisconsin faces in finding workers to fill the job vacancies that exist in the health care industry," Reinert said.
The committee members include:
HEALTH CARE WORKER SHORTAGE COMMITTEE
The committee will meet for the first time in early June.
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