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Press Conference Invitation: Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) Launch
Date:2/2/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: The new Health Workforce Information Center, www.healthworkforceinfo.org, will provide free access to the most recent resources on the nation's health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. As shortages of physicians, nurses and allied health personnel grow worse, information available through the center will help policy makers, hospitals and schools develop strategies to meet future workforce demands.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and operated by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the center will offer the latest on:

  • health workforce programs and funding sources;
  • workforce data, research and policy;
  • educational opportunities and models; and
  • news and events, also available through e-mail updates.

WHO: Elizabeth Duke, Administrator, Health Resources and Services

Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Darrell Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

James Bentley, Senior Vice President for Strategic Policy Planning, American Hospital Association

Mary Wakefield, Director, HWIC and Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. CST)

WHERE: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor,

Washington, DC 20045, Map and directions:

http://www.press.org/directions.cfm

CALL-IN

DETAILS: 800-909-4792

CONTACT: Wendy Opsahl, Communications Coordinator, Health Workforce

Information Center, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and

Health Sciences

701-777-0871, wopsahl@medicine.nodak.edu

Tara Balsley, Office of Communications, Health Resources and Services

Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

301-443-4325, tara.balsley@hrsa.hhs.gov


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