Healthcare Workforce Development Division

HWDD Programs and Services

Note from the deputy director

Federal and State authorities provide guidance and criteria for HWDD program operations. HWDD supports healthcare accessibility through the promotion of a diverse and competent workforce while providing analysis of California's healthcare infrastructure and coordinating healthcare workforce issues. The division's programs, services and resources address, aid and define healthcare workforce issues throughout the state by:

  • Encouraging demographically underrepresented groups to pursue healthcare careers.
  • Identifying geographic areas of unmet need.
  • Encouraging primary care physicians and non-physician practitioners to provide healthcare in health professional shortage areas in California.

HWDD staff collect, analyze and publish data about California's healthcare workforce and health professional training, identify areas of the state in which there are shortages of health professionals and service capacity, and coordinate with other state departments in addressing the unique medical care issues facing California's rural areas.

Stacie Walker, Deputy Director
Healthcare Workforce Development Division
Phone: (916) 326-3700

This page was last updated on Thursday, December 29, 2016.