Understanding the Issue

Jobs. Better care. Economic growth. 

These are just some of the reasons why the allied health workforce in California is critical to its residents, patients, businesses and governments. 

Allied health is the largest and fastest growing segment of the health care sector — with some of its most diverse workers — but its promise is in jeopardy, largely because training programs are not producing the number of workers that California will need.

This site explains who allied health workers are, why they’re important, why they’re in such short supply, and solutions already at work that hold promise for some communities.