WHA’s 2023 Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Report shows that the health care workforce must grow faster to meet the increased demand for health care created by an aging population. Health care employers will need to retain current employees while also attracting new talent to Wisconsin and to health care fields by making health care career pathways visible, achievable and meaningful. Even with the best efforts, it’s unlikely the workforce will grow fast enough.
WHA’s workforce analysis and recommendations focus on the targeted and sustained growth needed to address current and future challenges and on ways to increase capacity with a multi-generational workforce that cannot grow fast enough and is now falling behind.


Hospital Well-Being Efforts

In October 2022 the U.S. Surgeon General released a framework for mental health and well-being in the workplace outlining Five Essentials for Workpalce Mental Health and Well-Being: Protection from Harm, Connection and Community, Work-Life Harmony, Mattering at Work and Opportunities for Growth. Wisconsin hospitals are putting the framework to practice, applying the five essentials to improve workplace mental health and well-being. 

Click on each of the Five Essentials to read real stories of Wisconsin hospitals' well-being efforts.
Protection from Harm Opportunity for Growth Connection & Community Mattering at Work Work-Life Harmony