HPIO has released a new brief titled “The role of diversity in Ohio’s health workforce” (pdf, 16 pages).
The policy brief highlights how diversifying Ohio’s health workforce, by increasing the presence of racially and ethnically diverse populations, individuals from poor socio-economic backgrounds and rural or Appalachian Ohio can contribute to a number of benefits, including increased access to health services for Ohio’s most underserved populations. This brief also discusses a number of strategies that can be implemented to diversify Ohio’s health workforce.
Among the topics explored in the brief are:
- What are the potential benefits of a diverse health workforce?
- What are some barriers to developing a diverse health workforce?
- What are some strategies aimed at diversifying the health workforce?
- What is going on in Ohio to diversify the health workforce?