The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) develops research reports. We focus on issues that affect the U.S. health workforce.
Health policymakers consider the supply, demand, distribution, and education of health workers when developing policy and programs.
Projecting Supply and Demand
Our health workforce projections present the national supply of, and demand for, health professions by discipline.
See the most recent workforce projections briefs for nursing, behavioral health, primary care, physicians, and long-term services and support.
Maternal Health Workforce Data
NCHWA's maternal health workforce brief (PDF - 344 KB) provides data on the state of the maternal health workforce.
Nursing Workforce Research
The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) provides information on job satisfaction, stress, and burnout. To view the NSSRN data, visit the data dashboard. For NSSRN data on job satisfaction, visit Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses - Pre-COVID.
Program Accomplishments and Outcomes
We evaluate our programs during and after completion. This allows us to understand the impact of our funding and continue improving our programs.
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET)
BHWET Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2020 (PDF - 71 KB)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
GWEP Accomplishments: 2018-2019 Academic Year (PDF - 146 KB)
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program
AHEC Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 309 KB)
Centers of Excellence (COE) Program
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)
HCOP Outcome Report 2015-2020 (PDF - 335 KB)
Health Careers Pipeline and Diversity Programs
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
SDS Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 283 KB)
Dental Residencies in Graduate Medical Education Programs
Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program
CHGME Program Accomplishments: 2020–2021 Academic Year (PDF - 78 KB)
CHGME Program Accomplishments: 2019–2020 Academic Year (PDF - 89 KB)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Program
PCTE Outcomes - Academic Years 2015-2019 (PDF - 131 KB)
Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Program
PMR Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 138 KB)
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program
THCGME Accomplishments & Outcomes - Academic Year 2020-2021 (PDF - 151 KB)
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Program
NFLP Outcomes - Academic Years 2015-2020 (PDF - 171 KB)
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program
ANEW Outcomes - Academic Years 2017-2019 (PDF - 157 KB)
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program
NAT Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 137 KB)
Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program
NWD Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 124 KB)
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry
PDD Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 130 KB)
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Program
PD Outcome Report 2015-2020 (PDF - 127 KB)
Diversity in the Workforce
Rural and Non-Rural Health Workforce Estimates (PDF - 434 KB)
Health Workforce Chartbook
- Part I: Clinicians (PDF - 2 MB)
- Part II: Clinicians and Health Administration (PDF - 1 MB)
- Part III: Technologists & Technicians and Aides & Assistants (PDF - 1 MB)
- Part IV: Behavioral and Allied Health (PDF - 1 MB)
Public Health Workforce
Our Health Workforce State Profiles provide data on 34 health occupations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.