The Human Touch — Addressing Health Care’s Workforce Problem Amid the Pandemic

September 21, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, Recruitment & Volunteers, Volunteer

Last modified September 22, 2020

As the health workforce continues to struggle to meet the needs of the pandemic, projections suggest that the pandemic will continue into 2021. This piece by The New England Journal of Medicine furthers the conversation about the need for organized aid from volunteers, med students, retired physicians, and more to fill the gaps in the workforce.

The importance of matching supply with local needs is ongoing and may only grow as caseloads increase throughout the country. These platforms can collectively function as a “throw blanket over the patchwork quilt” — a cohesive second layer filling the gaps seen at the primary layer of state emergency responses to workforce shortages.

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