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Health Workforce Information Center
Access this HRSA federally funded online library for information on health workforce programs, funding, data, research, policy, educational opportunities, best practices, models, news, and more. Users may seek information based on health profession type, state or topic. AACC's Health Professions Education Center information is included on the site. An HWIC interview with HPEC Director Roxanne Fulcher is published in HWIC's newsletter, Health Workforce News, which features articles and resources on the latest health workforce issues.

National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD)
NCAHD provides data mapping and analysis support of advocacy, medical education planning/expansion, research, and other health care workforce planning using the nation's most complete collection of health care provider, demographic, socio-economic, and political data. NCAHD annually updates the National Healthcare Workforce Database. AACC's HPEC director serves on the board.

National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE)
NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills, as well as representatives of business, labor, military, and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year and other post-secondary institutions in workforce education and economic development. NCWE links policy and workforce education and economic development by providing support, research, and information to members on trends and policies.

Allied Health

National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges (NN2)  
NN2 promotes and encourages innovation, collaboration, and communication among two-year colleges sponsoring health career programs.


American Health Care Association (AHCA)
AHCA is a nonprofit federation of affiliated state health organizations, representing more than 11,000 nonprofit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers serving elderly and disabled individuals.

Council on College Nursing Education (CCNE) 
Created by members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CCNE accredits exclusively four-year and graduate-level nursing programs.

National League for Nursing (NLN)
NLN is a membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, including nurse educators, education agencies and health care agencies.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Consisting of 60 member boards, NCSBN develops the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, NNAAP and MACE examinations. NCSBN posts NCLEX-PN / NCLEX-RN Examination Pass Rates and states that participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) to enable multistate licensure for nurses.

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
NLNAC is the only nursing accrediting body that accredits associate-, bachelor's-, master's-, and doctoral-level nursing programs. NLNAC also accredits LPN programs.

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) 
NOADN is dedicated to enhancing the quality of associate degree nursing education, strengthening the professional role of the associate degree nurse, and protecting the future of associate degree nursing in the midst of health care changes.

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative (BIMI) 
The BIMI is interested in developing a larger, more highly skilled nursing workforce. In 2004, the BIMI provided funding to the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care to create an online Centralized Clinical Placement Center to match San Francisco Bay Area students with clinical placement opportunities within local hospitals.

Center to Champion Nursing in America  
The Center to Champion Nursing in America is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the AARP, and the AARP Foundation. HPEC continues to pursue its goal to encourage RWJF, AARP, and IOM to take affirmative action to support through the Campaign for Action the role that community colleges play as significant leaders of, and contributing participants in, educating the nation's nursing workforce.

John A. Hartford Foundation / Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC)
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing seeks to create leadership opportunities and advance the geratric nursing curriculum. BAGNC seeks to alleviate the critical shortage of leaders in geriatric nursing education and research.

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 
Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to support innovation in health professional education and to align the education of health professionals with contemporary health needs and a changing health care system.

Public Health

Association of State and Territorial Health Organizations (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members are the chief health officials of these jurisdictions who are informed by ASTHO of the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO's members are the 2700 local health departments across the United States that implement public health policies and services.

Trust for America's Health (TFAH)
TFAH is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health organization focused on making disease prevention a national priority.

Rural Health

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
NOSORH assists State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association's mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.

Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA)
RCCA is a network and advocacy group that helps build the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural America. The Alliance seeks to reduce rural isolation and offer solutions to problems facing rural communities.

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