The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has partnered with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and its healing arts boards to collect important health workforce data. The workforce survey will be available for licensees to complete during the electronic licensure renewal process. Licensed health care professionals are encouraged to participate, as the data will shape the future of health workforce policy in California.
HCAI’s California Health Workforce Research Data Center will serve as the state’s central repository for health workforce data, and will collect, analyze, and distribute information on educational and employment trends for healthcare occupations in the state.
The purpose of this survey is to collect critical workforce related data which will be used to inform stakeholders and be an input into important, future workforce policy development in California.
HCAI plans to present data and findings from the center at future DCA and healing arts boards meetings and online.
The center will also produce an annual report highlighting:
- Supply and demand of the health workforce.
- Geographical distribution of the health workforce.
- Diversity of the health workforce, by specialty (including, but not limited to, data on race, ethnicity, and languages spoken).
- Current and forecasted demand for healthcare workers, by specialty.
- Educational capacity to produce trained, certified, and licensed healthcare workers, by specialty and by geographical distribution.
The data will not be shared or publicly released in a manner that can be used to identify an individual, and it won’t be used to impact licensure status in any manner.
Questions to commonly asked questions about HCAI and the workforce survey can be found here.
Please contact your board directly if you have questions about the electronic renewal process.