Save the Date: Oct. 26 Healthcare Workforce Summit

Hide Featured Image

Aug. 17, 2023 - Join the CWDC and partners, including the Colorado Hospital Association, on Oct. 26, 2023 for a hybrid summit to strengthen coordination and address workforce shortages across Colorado’s healthcare industry. The event will help improve alignment and collaboration across industry and public partners in workforce development and education to build on the momentum of efforts to address healthcare workforce shortages.

Why Attend?

A 2021 analysis from Mercer found that Colorado will be facing a shortage of 54,000 entry and mid-level healthcare workers and more than 10,000 registered nurses in Colorado by 2026. As organizations seek to address these shortages it is necessary to develop a cohesive statewide plan that builds on Colorado’s strengths and addresses ongoing matters of policy and practice that create persistent barriers to addressing workforce shortages. 

When and Where

  • October 26, 2023
  • Hybrid event with the option to attend virtually or in person in Pueblo, CO. 
  • Virtual attendees are encouraged to meet locally with regional teams for action planning and solution development. Additional details to follow in the coming weeks.


  • Healthcare providers, including but not limited to providers in behavioral health, direct care, and public health. 
  • Public partners invested in addressing healthcare workforce shortages, including: workforce development organizations, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, economic development organizations, community organizations, and policy/regulatory authorities.


Throughout the Healthcare Workforce Summit participants will gain inspiration from panels of workforce exemplars in Colorado and engage in action planning and solution development to strengthen connections across existing programming. By engaging with statewide and regional partners, attendees will advance regional strategies to address workforce challenges. The event will include:

  • Regional collaboration, including through sector partnerships 
  • Employer panel spotlighting actions employers are taking to address healthcare shortages 
  • Inform policy steps needed to advance workforce innovation and/or map the current landscape of healthcare policies and regulation
  • Map existing programming and resources addressing healthcare shortages regionally 

Mark your calendar for Oct. 26 and stay tuned for more information and registration details in the coming weeks. 

Questions? Contact Bobbie Wolfe at