Collaborate and partner to address America's health professions workforce challenges through its community colleges.
- Expand enrollments in and strengthen nursing and allied health programs, while securing for community colleges a proportionate share of federal funding appropriated for those purposes.
- Bolster existing and build new pathways to support the career and academic progression necessary for a well-prepared 21st-century health-care workforce.
- Build the infrastructure to allow for redesigned and interdisciplinary curricula to support the nation's health system shift to delivering quality, team-based care.
- Expand the workforce educated at the graduate level to meet the nation's need for faculty while also increasing access, emphasizing prevention and wellness, and decreasing cost.
- Increase access to and satisfaction with health care across the nation by providing a health professions workforce that mirrors the nation's diversity.
- Ensure the inclusion of 2-year programs and their graduates in federal laws and policies created to support the nation's health-care workforce.
- Strengthen federal advisory groups that examine and set workforce policy by ensuring that community colleges—the predominant suppliers of health-care workers—are represented.