Attracting and retaining motivated, dedicated, and high-quality employees is a continual challenge, one that will become even more critical as the workforce ages, demand for success escalates, and competition for qualified health care workers intensifies. While the economic recession has offered temporary reprieves in many regions of the state as health care workers delay retirement, that relief is starting to wane. The changing economy combined with the passage of health care reform legislation and the aging population will combine to result in greater demand for health care services.

FHA is advocating for Florida's strong health care workforce by supporting measures to educate and train new health care employees, encourage financing measures that promote workforce retention, and ensuring that measures to protect and grow a strong health care workforce are included on both the state and federal levels.

For more information, contact FHA Vice President of Nursing Martha DeCastro.