The Workforce Development Board or as they were called in the past- Workforce Investment Boards… some are still referred to as WiBs
The role of the boards is to support workforce development in their specific region by attracting federal and state funding to meet employer needs.
Very important to get your name out to these entities. Boards can be the fiduciary to large grants you wish to secure via HRSA, HHS, etc. and take care of all the reporting… This is what they are good at. Visit www.GRANTS.gov to see the hundreds of federal grants available for healthcare & nursing each year!
Engagement with your State Nursing and/or Healthcare Workforce Centers or Nursing Education organization.
The National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers, Inc. (The FORUM) is to collect accurate state-specific data pertaining to: Determining the capacity of Nursing Education Programs at the RN and LPN levels via their MDS for Education; Understanding the Supply of Nurses via the MDS for Supply Survey; and Identifying the Workforce Demand identified of healthcare facilities and organizations that employ nurses via the MDS for Demand. Website: https://www.nursingworkforcecenters.org/
Only CT and Vermont have entities in their states that are members of the FORUM. CT would be happy to work with MA, NH, and RI to establish a connection with an existing organization within your states undertaking data work to become a member of the Forum.