National Health Care Workforce Commission

Overview

The 15-member National Health Care Workforce Commission was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to identify barriers limiting health care workforce production, and to encourage innovations that can address the current and future personnel requirements of the health care system. 

The AAFP has long been concerned about the growing shortage of family physicians in the United States, and the lack of a comprehensive strategy for addressing the problem. The National Health Care Workforce Commission is uniquely suited to develop a strategic plan that can align graduate medical education policy with the pressing requirements of the country’s health care system.

The AAFP calls on Congress to fund this critically important organization so that it may begin its essential work.


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