The NACHC Survey Shows a Huge Loss of the Health Center Workforce


Fighting a global pandemic on the frontlines of underserved communities has decimated the health center workforce with unprecedented rates of attrition. A new survey by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) reveals that 68% of health centers report a loss of workforce of up to 25 % in the last six months alone. Health centers are losing nurses more than any other staff, a trend that has brought into focus a worsening national crisis and an immediate challenge to future pandemic readiness. “The future of the Community Health Center workforce and our readiness to meet public health challenges is uncertain,” said Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, interim President and CEO of NACHC. “We must immediately invest in policies that will retain current health center staff, broaden the pipeline for the future workforce, and foster creative strategies at the community level for short and long-term solutions.” Read the entire press release from NACHC or download the report.