Health Centers’ Workforce: Policy Brief

February 7, 2022

Like many health care providers, the Community Health Center workforce has experienced immense strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued federal investment in current primary care workforce programs is essential to respond to these challenges. There is also a need for policy changes that help to diversify and strengthen the current and future Community Health Center workforce.

This brief, Health Centers’ Workforce: The Backbone of Our Country’s Health, explores some of those key programs and policy suggestions, but first explores the key staff roles within a health center, how the workforce has grown over time, and the important work  that health centers have done throughout the past year.