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 Mission & Goals 


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.

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Roxanne Fulcher
Director, Health Professions Policy
Ph: 202.728.0200 x274

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