February 14, 2023

Hearing on Health Care Workforce Shortages

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a full Committee hearing, “Examining Health Care Workforce Shortages: Where Do We Go From Here? on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 10 am ET. Legislators will focus on the nationwide health care professionals shortage among nurses, doctors, dentists, and mental health services providers. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chair of the Senate HELP Committee, has recently proposed a major expansion of the National Health Services Corps and community health centers.

You can view the hearing on the HELP Committee’s website, here.

Hearing witnesses include:

James Herbert PhD, President, University of New England

Sarah Szanton PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, John Hopkins School of Nursing

James E.K. Hildreth Sr., PhD, MD, President and CEO, Meharry Medical College

Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice President, Ochsner Health System.

LeadingAge will submit a statement for the hearing record, highlighting the dire straits aging services workforce professionals face and the need for sustained congressional engagement.