2022 Alaska Healthcare Workforce Analysis

The Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association recently completed the Healthcare Workforce Analysis Report for 2022. This report includes data and analysis of Alaska healthcare jobs, earnings, wages, growth projections, and workforce demographics.

Source: Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

Alaska January Economic Trends

In January Trends: All Alaska industries expected to add jobs or hold steady, worker shortages are ongoing, and federal infrastructure money will start flowing in 2023. Read more about Alaska’s economic outlook in this issue of Trends.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

UAA receives $1.5M to increase social worker workforce

UAA’s School of Social Work was awarded a $1.5 million grant to significantly increase enrollment capacity, establish a pathway to licensure for graduates, add faculty and staffing, and offer continuing education to maintain clinical licenses. The grant was coordinated by Recover Alaska and includes direct funding from Recover Alaska and public and private partners, including Rasmuson Foundation, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Providence Alaska, Southcentral Foundation, the Anchorage Assembly, Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. 

Source: Green & Gold News

UAA to expand capacity of bachelor’s degree in nursing

UAA School of Nursing students Karen Anne Lee and Kathryn Hoke learn patient assessment, taking vital signs and giving medication in the nursing skills lab in UAA’s Health Sciences Building. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

In response to industry needs and workforce shortages, UAA will expand its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This will allow the university to accept 40% more students who are interested in pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.

Read the full article here.

Source: UAA to expand capacity of bachelor’s degree in nursing – UAA Green & Gold News

College of Health receives grant to bolster behavioral health education across Alaska

AA’s Health Science Building and Parrish Bridge seen from Providence Drive (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA’s College of Health has received a four-year, $1.92 million grant to provide an innovative training program for future behavioral health professionals in Alaska and to facilitate the growth of the state’s behavioral health workforce.

Source: UAA Seawolf Weekly