The information bulletin examines legal and practical challenges presented by the aging of the health center workforce and provides tips on how to address each of these challenges. The document also explores issues that could arise in the context of an aging workforce including labor shortages, policies to minimize age discriminated-related liability, accommodating leave requests and absences from work, and avoiding discrimination against employees functioning as caregivers.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).