The health care employment sector continues to grow statewide, according to the University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recent report on New York’s workforce, “The Health Care Workforce in New York, 2014: Trends in the Supply and Demand for Health Workers.” Between 2000 and 2013, health care sector employment rose nearly 20 percent while job growth in other employment sectors remained constant. “Health care employment continues to grow in New York State,” said Dr. Robert Martiniano, senior program manager at CHWS, “and is an important economic driver. However, we see a maldistribution of health care providers, particularly in primary care, which limits access to basic health services for many New Yorkers.”
CHWS director, Ms. Jean Moore noted, “This report draws data from a variety of sources to document New York State’s health workforce. While such research can help us to broadly understand the health workforce, it still lacks the specificity needed to describe health workforce issues at the local level. The availability of more detailed workforce data can help us to better describe local-level supply and distribution, and to identify areas of need.”
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