Concerns about the supply, diversity, cultural responsiveness, geographic distribution, and safety of the health workforce have reached a critical level across the country. Philanthropy has a role to play in maximizing the health workforce to achieve patient safety, provider well-being, equitable access, care quality, and improved health outcomes. Therefore, GIH recently conducted a survey to learn about funders’ strategies related to their health workforce investments. This fact sheet summarizes the responses to that survey, which was conducted between October – November 2023 with 57 respondents. The complexity of the survey answers points to the fact that there is not just one unmet need, but a variety of factors causing strain on the system and a range of approaches funders are using to tackle the problem.

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