Workforce Development

Efforts to support training to enhance employee skills.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 728, The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act.
Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
Legislation pending in the State House would quickly increase the supply of well-qualified nurses who would first have to undergo rigorous background checks, and then make the nurses available to fill vacancies in underserved areas.
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts has announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards.
MHA testified in support of HB1737 / SB1147, An Act Establishing a Behavioral Health Workforce, during Tuesday’s meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts has the third highest annual mean wage of RNs in U.S. states -- $92,140, trailing only California and Hawaii.
The Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure is holding a hearing today on SB.103 filed by Senator Joe Boncore (D-Winthrop) that would authorize Massachusetts to join 31 other states that have adopted the national Nurse Licen
The Health Policy Commission in coming months is scheduled to decide on whether the state’s healthcare cost growth benchmark – currently set at 3.1% – should remain at that level.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
MHA, ONL and others are strongly supporting a bill that would authorize Massachusetts to join 31 other states that have adopted the national Nurse Licensure Compact.
MHA-endorsed priority legislation is proposing a step to help resolve the shortage of behavioral healthcare workers.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
MHA is filing legislation to etch into law rules to help foster safer hospital workplaces.
As 2019 begins, here are a few key developments that should occur.
The Betsy Lehman Center is seeking five pilot hospitals to participate in creating a peer support program to help clinicians and other staff deal with medical errors and other unexpected patient outcomes.
Recently the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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Resources

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