Governor's Health Workforce Council

Governor Mike Pence created the Governor’s Health Workforce Council, which is charged with coordinating health workforce-related policies, programs, and initiatives within Indiana in order to reduce cost, improve access, and enhance quality within Indiana’s health system. The Council is also focused on developing data-driven health workforce policies to grow Indiana’s well-trained health workforce.

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The Council brings together state agencies, legislators, health care experts and industry leaders. It includes members from both the public and private sector, including representatives from the Governor’s office and designees from the Department of Workforce Development, Senate Health and Provider Services Committee, House Public Health Committee, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Commission on Higher Education, Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy, Anthem, Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Rural Health Association and Indiana Primary Care Association.

Health Workforce Policy and Programming

The following workbook has been developed by the Indiana Governor’s Health Workforce Council to serve as an inventory of health workforce policies and programmatic initiatives for the State of Indiana. It has been developed to facilitate connections, synergy, and collaboration between the various health workforce-related initiatives throughout Indiana. 

The workbook has been organized into two separate tabs; the first tab contains initiatives within Indiana state government and the second includes initiatives external to state government.

If you see an error or find an initiative is missing from this list, please let us know at bowenctr@iu.edu.  

Initiative TitleOrganization/EntityInitiative Type (Forum, Incentive Program, Governance Body, etc.)Health Professions IncludedYearsPoint of ContactPOC EmailCode/Rule Citation
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Boardhttps://www.in.gov/che/boards-and-committees/graduate-medical-education-board/Commission for Higher EducationGovernance Body for GME FundingPhysicians (Post-graduate)2015-PresentEugene Johnsonejohnson@che.in.govIC 21-44-7http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/021#21-44-7-2
State Loan Repayment Program (NHSC) / Indiana Health Care Professional Recruitment and Retention Fund Program (IHCPRRF)https://www.in.gov/isdh/28090.htmIndiana Department of HealthIncentive ProgramMental health & addiction-related disciplines and primary care physicians2019-2023ISDH SLRP teamSLRP@isdh.IN.gov
Medicaid Advisory Committeehttps://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/advisory-committees/medicaid-advisory-committee/Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy & PlanningAdvisory body for state Medicaid AgencyUndetermined1992-presentLaura DodsonLaura.Dodson@fssa.in.govIC 12-15-33iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2019/ic/titles/012/#12-15-33
Medicaid Clinical Advisory CommitteeIndiana Office of Medicaid Policy & PlanningAdvisory body for state Medicaid AgencyUndetermined1995-presentUnknownUnknownIC 12-15-33.5http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/012#12-15-33
Access Monitoring Review Planhttps://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/provider-information4/access-monitoring-review-plan/Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy & PlanningEvaluation of Medicaid providers/accessProviders/Medicaid members2015-presentMichael CookMichael.Cook@fssa.IN.govN/A (This document is a deliverable to CMS)
NextLevel Jobshttps://nextleveljobs.org/about/Indiana Department of Workforce DevelopmentTraining incentive programEMT, dental assisting, paramedic, pharmacy technician, practical nursing, and more2017-presentJudy HasselkusJHasselkus@dwd.IN.gov
Dental Underserved Area and Minority Recruitment Programhttps://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htmIndiana State Board of DentistryIncentive programDentists, dental hygienists2009-presentBoard staff memberpla8@pla.in.govIC 25-14-5-5https://www.in.gov/pla/files/2011_ISDB(2).pdf
Primary Care Scholarshiphttps://www.marian.edu/osteopathic-medical-school/financial-aid/ScholarshipsIndiana Commission for Higher EducationIncentive ProgramMedical students enrolled at IU school of medicine2013-presentJulia Fordjford@marian.eduIC 21-13-1-9http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/021#21-13-9
Indiana Behavioral Health Commissionhttps://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/indiana-behavioral-health-commission/Division of Mental Health & Addiction, Family and Social Services AdministrationGovernance body for DMHA activitiesBehavioral health professions2020-presentRachel HalleckRachel.Halleck@fssa.IN.govIC 12-21-7https://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/files/Indiana-2020-SB0273-Enrolled.pdf
EMS Commission, Mobile Integrated Healthcare Advisory Committee https://www.in.gov/dhs/boards-and-commissions/ems-commission/mih-advisory-committee/Department of Homeland Security Governance/advisory bodyEMS services, specifically those around community paramedicine2020-presentDr. Michael Kaufmannmkaufmann@dhs.in.govIC 16-32-1http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2014/ic/titles/016/articles/031/
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Forcehttps://www.in.gov/children/committees-and-task-forces/mental-health-and-substance-abuse-task-force/Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana (CISC)Governance/advisory bodyMental health & addiction service providers2018-presentJulie Whitmanjulie.whitman@courts.in.govIC 2-5-36http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2018/ic/titles/002/#2-5-36
Governor's Workforce Cabinethttps://www.in.gov/gwc/Governor's Workforce CabinetGovernance/advisory body, ForumAll workforce initiatives2018-presentPJ McGrewPaMcgrew1@gov.IN.govIC 4-3-27-3http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/004/#4-3-27-3
Governor's Health Workforce Councilhttps://www.in.gov/dwd/about-dwd/ghwc/Governor's Health Workforce CouncilForumAll health occupations2016-presentDr. Hannah Maxeyhlmaxey@iupui.edu
Commission to Combat Drug Abusehttps://www.in.gov/recovery/commission.htm#Meeting%20agendasNext Level RecoveryForumAll professions2017-presentDoug HuntsingerDHuntsinger@gov.IN.gov IC 4-3-25http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/004#4-3-25
Indiana Data Hubhttps://hub.mph.in.gov/Management and Performance HubAgency; Aggregates/analyzes data from various state sources (FSSA, IDOH, CHE, PLA, etc.)All2017-presentIC 4-3-26http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/004#4-3-26
All Payer Claims Databasehttps://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/bids/rfi-21-002/Department of InsuranceDatabaseAll2020-presentIC 27-1-44.5http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/027#27-1-44.5
Initiative TitleOrganization/EntityInitiative Type (Forum, Incentive Program, Governance Body, etc.)Health Professions IncludedYearsPoint of ContactPOC Email
Council on Workforce DevelopmentIndiana Hospital AssociationForum of membersAllUnknownAndy VanZeeavanzee@ihaconnect.orghttps://www.ihaconnect.org/Workforce/Pages/Workforce.aspx
AHEC ScholarsIndiana Area Health Education CentersEducation and incentive programAllUnknownDr. Jennifer Taylorjtaylor8@iupui.eduhttps://www.indianaahec.org/
ASPIN Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (AOWEP)ASPINEducation programCertified Community Health Workers2019-presentKathy Cookkcook@aspin.orghttps://aspinaowep.org/
Human Resources CommitteeIndiana Council for Community Mental Health CentersForumBehavioral health professionals working in a CMHCUnknownJill Seiferjill.seifer@oaklawn.orghttps://indianacouncil.org/committees
Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) Purdue UniversityEducation programPractitionersUnknownStephanie Woodcoxswoodcox@purdue.eduhttps://www.samhsa.gov/rural-opioid-technical-assistance-rota
IPHCA Workforce TeamIndiana Primary Care Health Association (IPHCA)Employment support, policy/advocacy, provider training/technical assistanceAll, with a focus on those working in community health centersUnknownNatalie Morrisonnmorrison@indianapca.orghttps://www.indianapca.org/iphca-workforce/
Indiana Rural Opioid ConsortiumIndiana Rural Health AssociationForum, ConsortiumRural professionals2018-presentAmnah Anwaraanwar@indianarha.orghttps://www.indianaruralhealth.org/services/indiana-rural-opioid-consortium-inroc/
Access/Workforce subcommitteeIndiana Dental Association (IDA)ForumOral health professionalsUnknownShane SpringerShane@INDental.orghttps://indental.org/about/councils-committees/access-workforce-subcommittee/
Policy & Provider CommitteeCovering Kids & Families of IndianaForumAllUnknownMark FairchildMFairchild@ckfindiana.orghttps://www.ckfindiana.org/public-policy/
Workforce Development CommitteeIndiana Health Care Association / Indiana Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL)ForumAll workers in long-term careUnknownZach Cattellzcattell@ihca.orghttps://www.ihca.org/our-services/workforce/
Indiana Primary Care ScholarshipIndiana University School of MedicineIncentive ProgramPhysicians1993-presentDr. Paul Wallachpwallach@iu.eduhttps://medicine.iu.edu/md/tuition/financial-aid/scholarships/primary-care#:~:text=The%20Indiana%20Primary%20Care%20Scholarship,four%20years%20of%20medical%20school
Office of Workforce AlignmentIvy Tech Community CollegeGovernance Body (academic relationships with industry employers)Associate degree or lowerUnknownMary Anne Sloanmsloan26@ivytech.eduhttps://www.ivytech.edu/workforce/index.html
N/ABowen Center for Health Workforce Research & PolicyData and policy researchAll, with a focus on licensed professions2015-presentDr. Hannah Maxeyhlmaxey@iupui.eduhttps://bowenportal.org/
2021 IHCF ScholarshipsIndiana Health Care FoundationIncentive ProgramClinical, medical, and administrative professionals in long-term care1997-presentZach Cattellzcattell@ihca.orghttps://www.ihca.org/about-us/ihcf/ihcf-scholarships/
2021 Mini GrantsEast Indiana AHECIncentive programAll health professionals2021 (annual cycle)Jeff Hartzjeff.hartz@eiahec.orghttps://eiahec.org/2020/08/11/mini-grant-applications-open-for-2020-2021/
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant ProgramTecumseh Area Partnership Inc./Region 4 Workforce Board (via Dept. of Labor)Incentive ProgramAll Health professionals2021-unknownRoger Feldhausrfeldhaus@tap.lafayette.in.ushttps://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/skillstraining/RH-One-Pager-and-Grant-Award-Abstracts.pdf