The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (UCSF HWRC) is a dynamic hub of policy-oriented research and investigation, established through support from the US Bureau of the Health Professions. The mission is to help answer the essential question: Is our health care workforce prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging US population?
As baby boomers enter their mid 60s (the “silver tsunami”), an increasing proportion of Americans will require long-term care (LTC), both at home and in the community. The Center will closely examine the health care workforce and help shape policies to meet expanding LTC needs. Our expertise in understanding how the complex LTC workforce contributes to improving access, increasing quality, and attaining high-value health care is a key component of our work. Over the next several years, we will conduct sponsored research on LTC labor market developments, outcomes and impacts of employment and training policies, and report on LTC labor trends.