New Toolkit to Help States Navigate COVID-19 Health Workforce Challenges

CMS and the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) released a new toolkit to help state and local healthcare decision makers maximize workforce flexibilities when confronting COVID-19 in their communities. Developed by the Healthcare Resilience Task Force as part of the unified government’s response to COVID-19, the toolkit includes a full suite of available resources such as information on funding flexibilities, liability protections, and workforce training, to maximize responsiveness based on state and local needs. For example, state and local communities will be able to see how and where workforce waivers can be applied based on information from other areas. The resource builds on the Trump Administration’s commitment to a COVID-19 response that is locally executed, state managed, and federally supported.

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