• Caring and dedicated professionals
    Caring and dedicated professionals
  • Caring for all Populations
    Caring for all Populations
  • Health professionals working as a team
    Health professionals working as a team
  • Caring and dedicated professionals
  • Caring for all Populations
  • Health professionals working as a team

 About the Maine Health Workforce Forum

Many Maine communities face shortages of health care professionals such as dentists, mental health providers, nurses, pharmacists, primary care doctors and home care workers. The Maine Health Workforce Forum was established in 2005 by the Maine Legislature to address Maine’s current and projected workforce needs. The Forum is a statewide group of public and private sector stakeholders committed to ensuring a sufficient supply and qualified health and long term care workforce in Maine. Membership in the Forum is open and voluntary and includes: employers, representatives of health professional associations, licensing boards, educational institutions, and Maine Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Forum’s purpose is to ensure a high level of communication, information sharing, coordination, collaboration, planning, resource development, program alignment, and data collection and analysis among the various public and private organizations, educators, and practitioners concerned with an adequate supply of health care workers to meet health, public health, and long term care needs in Maine. In addition, the Forum provides guidance and recommendations to policy makers.


UPCOMING EVENT ---    April 15, 2014


Maine's Health Workforce:  What Do the Data Tell Us?

Presented by the Maine Health Workforce Forum

A Presentation of the 2014 Health Occupations Report

Gain an understanding of Maine's current health occupations data and the implications for Maine's health workforce and access to healthcare.  Presentation by Paul Leparulo, Center for Workforce Research and Information, Maine Department of Labor.  Comments by Jeanne Paquette, Commissioner, Maine Department of Labor and Dora Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP, VP for Clinical Afffairs, University of New England.

When:    April 15, 2014, 8:30 Registration, 9:00 - 10:30 Presentation

Where:  MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Helath, Augusta

2014 Health Occupations Report

Meeting Agenda and Driving Directions

For more information:  Sally Sutton, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.