Nursing & Allied Health Initiative

Nursing students at University of Massachusetts Amherst

The DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative performs a critical intermediary role as facilitator and independent broker of public and private partnerships of higher education faculty and executives, health care employers, industry associations and other key stakeholders. This initiative also sponsors, leads and coordinates statewide and regional pilot innovation programs to increase the supply of qualified nurses and allied health professionals, increase the capacity of nursing faculty in our higher education institutions, and reform curriculum to address emerging industry requirements for healthcare quality improvements.

For more information, go to About the Nursing & Allied Health Initiative.

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Save the Date: 3rd Annual MA Healthcare Workforce Summit

The 3rd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit, titled "A Culture of Health Building Healthier Communities Together," will take place on September 30, 2016 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, Mass. Nursing and Allied Health Professionals are invited to join the Massachusetts Action Coalition for a networking, poster presentations, breakout sessions and a keynote address from Dr. Joanne Disch, former president of the American Academy of Nursing and professor at the University of Minnesota.

Register online here.

PDF Flyer: 3rd Annual Healthcare Workforce Summit

Call for Poster Presentations

The Massachusetts Action Coalition invites healthcare professionals to submit poster abstracts that demonstrate innovative implementation of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report and/or provide a focus on building healthier communities.

Poster abstracts are due September 2, 2016.

PDF 2016 Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit: Call for Poster Presentations