Workforce retention, recruitment, and development are strategic issues in healthcare. While a health center’s CEO and their staff manage workforce items on a day-to-day basis, a health center board should be aware of the workforce challenges and opportunities at the health center. This article provides tips that a board can consider in partnership with the CEO to help address these items through board-level functions, including strategic planning, budget approval, policy approval, and other forms of oversight and board development. Boards may also find it helpful to watch the companion video on this topic to generate board discussion.
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