Healthcare Workforce Clearinghouse (HWC)
The Clearinghouse serves as the central source for collection, analysis, and distribution of information on the healthcare workforce employment and educational data trends for the state.
The Healthcare Workforce Clearinghouse was established in 2007 under Senate Bill 139 (Scott, Chapter 522, Statutes of 2007). The Clearinghouse is administrated by OSHPD's Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) to collect, analyze, and publish information on the educational and employment trends for healthcare occupations in the state. Funded by the California Health Data and Planning Fund, HWDD works with the state health licensing authorities, Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information Division, and state higher education entities to collect supply, demand and education data.
Design and development of the Clearinghouse was aided by a 35-member Advisory Team that was created to assist OSHPD in the development of a user-friendly, comprehensive, and functional data warehouse infrastructure. The Advisory Team helps identify potential users of the Clearinghouse and formulate potential workforce and education partnerships to facilitate data collection and distribution activities.
OSHPD also facilitated five focus group sessions, which was funded by The California Endowment. Each focus group accommodated 30 - 40 stakeholder participants who identified California’s healthcare workforce and education issues, trends and policy needs. Participants also provided information related to supply, current and forecasted demand, geographical distribution and diversity of healthcare workers, and the educational capacity to produce trained, certified, and licensed healthcare workers.
Annual Report to the Legislature
This report highlights:
- OSHPD's healthcare workforce supply, demand, and education data that support the Clearinghouse.
- Clearinghouse data that OSHPD contributes to California Health and Human Services Agency's (CHHS) Open Data Portal.
- Fact Sheets that display healthcare professions education and employment trends.
- OSHPD's California Primary Care Needs Assessment, which identifies workforce shortage areas in California.
Employment projections for licensed and certified health professionals in California by occupation and either the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or statewide level. Occupational information is based on EDD Labor Market Information Division's long-term (10 year) Occupational Employment Projections.
Age distributions by county for current licensees from the Dental Board of California, Dental Hygienist Board of California, and the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians. Age distribution statistics are available for the following health occupations: Dentist (DDS), Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH), Registered Dental Assistants (RDA), Licensed Vocational Nurses (VN), and Psychiatric Technicians (PT). Age categories are determined by licensee's self-reported year of birth. Counties displayed are derived by licensee's self-reported county of record.
Provider counts by county for current licensees from the Dental Board of California, Dental Hygienist Board of California, and the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians. Provider count statistics are available for the following health occupations: Dentist (DDS), Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH), Registered Dental Assistants (RDA), Licensed Vocational Nurses (VN), and Psychiatric Technicians (PT). Counties displayed are derived by the licensee's self-reported county of record.
This page was last updated on Monday, November 6, 2017.
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