October 21, 2021

Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network is open

WA Health Workforce Sentinel Network closes October 31!

There is still time to make your health workforce needs known through Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network. The deadline is October 31 so please don’t miss this chance to make sure policy makers, educators, and others around the state know the most up-to-date information about your current workforce challenges, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submit your information today by following this link

One of the strengths of the Sentinel Network is that it gathers information from all parts of the state, amplifying the voice of employers no matter where their organization is located. The table below shows the number of responses from each area of the state as of October 20. This is a great start, but we’d love to hear from more of you. Please follow the link above to submit your information before October 31.

Your feedback is critical and confidential

Details you provide, including recruitment challenges, are confidential so you can share freely and securely. Don’t let your current health workforce needs go unaddressed!


The WA Health Workforce Sentinel Network: Making a difference

Washington’s health care providers are able to quickly and regularly communicate their needs through the Sentinel Network’s simple, online questionnaire. This information is collected twice a year and pushed out to key policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders.


Policymakers are paying attention

The Sentinel Network is funded by the WA Legislature, and it’s clear policy makers are paying attention to this tool. For example, information provided by you and your colleagues since the Sentinel Network launched in 2016 has helped healthcare training programs invest in promising workforce pathways. Sentinel Network information also helped the state craft regulatory changes to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


See what other Sentinels are saying at findings dashboard, policy briefs and COVID-19 findings pages.


Questions? Contact us at: healthworkforce@wasentinelnetwork.org or (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.

Washington Association for Community Health

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