Panel Recommends Solutions to a Demographic Riddle: Who Will Care for Graying Population

Panel on the future of the health care labor force in an aging society

The University of Illinois at Chicago Nursing Institute convened a blue-ribbon panel for a series of meetings, held between September 2000 and February 2001 in Chicago, on the "Future of the Health Care Labor Force in a Graying Society."

Key Results

The panel's report, Who Will Care for Each of Us? America's Coming Health Care Labor Crisis, is available online.

Key Recommendations

The panel's report includes recommendations for the private sector, the federal government and public-private partnerships aimed at recruiting and retaining nursing care providers by increasing wages and benefits, creating a more professional and desirable work environment and ensuring adequate training and education.