Shape Workforce Policy: Participate in the Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Your voice matters in shaping healthcare in Washington. Take the Health Workforce Sentinel Network survey by November 10.

Your voice matters in shaping healthcare in Washington. By completing a brief survey for the Health Workforce Sentinel Network now, you will improve understanding of Washington’s health workforce needs.

Why your participation matters:

  • Drive meaningful change. Previous findings from the Sentinel Network have helped state legislators, educators and other healthcare organizations create new workforce strategies.
  • Inform statewide planning. For example, past findings played a pivotal role in improving behavioral health planning and workforce policies in Washington.
  • Gain valuable insights. Respondents can view findings on the Sentinel Network dashboard to learn new strategies for responding to health workforce challenges.

Take approximately 15 minutes to respond to the questions today. Your ongoing participation is crucial to address evolving state needs. Survey results will be shared with key policymakers and other stakeholders to inform the policy development and funding decisions impacting our vital health workforce.

Take the Survey

Your feedback is critical and confidential. Please be assured that data you provide to the Sentinel Network will be kept confidential. Your organization’s data will be reported in aggregate form with data from similar organizations. Great care will be taken to ensure that no individual organization’s responses can be identified in reports.

Policymakers are paying attention to your input. The WA Health Workforce Sentinel Network is funded by the Legislature, and it is clear that policymakers are paying attention to this tool. For example, information provided by you helped the state craft regulatory changes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in promising workforce pathways. As the pandemic continues, let policymakers know what workforce challenges you are facing now.

Questions? Email or call (206) 543-9797.

Washington’s Sentinel Network is a collaboration of the state’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies and a program of Washington’s Health Workforce Council. Funding to initiate the Sentinel Network came from the Healthier Washington initiative, with ongoing support from Governor Inslee’s office and the Washington Legislature.