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MSDC Named to New Task Force on Healthcare Workforce

May 3, 2022, 08:33 AM by MSDC Staff
The task force will make recommendations for local action to support and grow the healthcare workforce.


On Monday, May 2, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the creation of a new task force, charged with "rebuilding, strengthening, and expanding the District's healthcare workforce." The Medical Society of DC has one representative on the 28-person task force and will be participating in this important discussion on how the District can support a vibrant healthcare workforce.

The task force will convene between May and September 2022 and aims to create short-, mid-, and long-term recommendations to expand the District's healthcare workforce. Dr. Wayne Frederick and Anita Jenkins will serve as co-chairs. The task force brings together representatives from the DC healthcare sector, education community, and District government. 

“Our health care workers have been incredible throughout the pandemic. At every single stage of the pandemic, they’ve demonstrated the utmost professionalism and compassion. But they’ve been through a lot, and this task force is going to put forth fresh ideas for how to best support current and aspiring health care workers,” said Mayor Bowser. “We have an opportunity, right now, to bring more residents into a high-demand field and, in doing so, to provide relief and support to our amazing frontline health care workers.”

MSDC will be sharing more information as discussions begin in the coming weeks, but if you have any questions please contact us.