The recruitment and retention of highly qualified health care professionals is a primary focus of CVHN’s workforce development program. The program supports our community health center members in their work to serve the needs of the diverse and medically underserved population throughout the greater Central Valley.
The Central Valley faces health care workforce shortages at a much higher concentration than other California regions. These shortages include a significantly lower number of primary care and specialty physicians than the California rates.
To address these issues, CVHN partners with its member health centers on various workforce development issues, including strengthening pipeline programs, connecting health centers to the resources needed to up-skill their workforce, and supporting provider recruitment and retention efforts.