Wyoming Healthcare Workforce Project
The Department of Health's Resources and Services Administration, through Requests for Proposals, provided $5 million to foster state partnerships that will guide planning and implementation of workforce development plans to increase Full Time Equivalent primary care workforce by 10-25% over the next ten years. Wyoming qualified for a one-year planning grant of $150,000, with the funding period closing in June of 2011.
Current projections for Wyoming's primary care workforce are sobering based on the now defunct Wyoming Health Care Commission:
As a whole, the industry will need to add 7,554 jobs (24.1 percent) in Wyoming from 2008 to 2018. Three of the industry's four subsectors are projected to see substantial employment increases: ambulatory health care services (2,646 jobs, or 30.9 percent), hospitals (2,295, or 20.8 percent), and social assistance (1,812, or 28.4 percent.
The Healthcare Workforce Project held several meetings and developed four main working groups: These four working groups have developed the goals listed below:
At the final meeting, several reports were presented:
Final Reporting Documents