Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: Holistic Admissions Makes a Difference

November 5, 2014 7:14 PM

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The practice of medicine, nursing and all health professions is changing. Whether it's new tests, tools and treatments or the reforms in the ways people access and pay for care, health care is always evolving. Yet we're still struggling to change the health care workforce. The makeup of our health care workforce is not reflective of our nation's changing demographics or needs, and this contributes to inequities in health.

Research has shown us that having a diverse health care team -- whether that be language, culture or where they grew up -- improves quality of care and patient trust in the health care system. Over the years, we've tried many different approaches to help bring diversity and cultural understanding to...

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