Gregory Huyer is a Masters student in the Health Systems program in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Gregory is a member of the Canadian Health Human Resources Network and a Contributor to EvidenceNetwork.ca.
The health workforce is the "elephant in the room" at health policy tables -- a large, pervasive issue that unfortunately often goes unaddressed. The health workforce is a pillar of the health system and so like the foundation of our homes, it can sometimes go unnoticed. But if we plan on reforming services (i.e., renovating our home), we are going to have to attend to whether the health workforce foundation can support the changes.
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