Current State of the Health Center Workforce

Pandemic Challenges and Policy Solutions to Strengthen the Workforce of the Future

April 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has created immense challenges for our country’s health care infrastructure and the Community Health Center workforce is no exception. In 2021, health centers experienced unprecedented rates of workforce loss. To learn how to better support the health center workforce, NACHC recently surveyed members to gather information on workforce attrition rates and the policies that would best support employee recruitment and retention moving forward. This report outlines the results of that survey and explores approaches that would help to diversify and strengthen the health center workforce of the future.

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