Governor's Health Workforce Council

The Council was formed to “coordinate health workforce-related policies, programs, and initiatives in Indiana with the goal to decrease costs, increase access, and enhance Indiana’s health system quality.” Both the private and public sectors are brought together on the Council, allowing for executive branch, legislators, and industry leaders to discuss Indiana’s health care workforce issues and develop collaborative solutions.

Partner: Governor’s Office
Time Frame: 2016-Present

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Former 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. 

  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 

Initiative TitleOrganization/EntityInitiative Type (Forum, Incentive Program, Governance Body, etc.)Health Professions IncludedYearsPoint of ContactPOC EmailCode/Rule Citation
Primary Care Shortage Area Scholarship Commission for Higher EducationIncentive ProgramMedical students enrolled at Marian University2013-presentJulia Fordjford@marian.eduIC 21-13-1-9
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Board for Higher EducationGovernance Body for GME FundingPhysicians (Post-graduate)2015-PresentEugene 21-44-7
State Loan Repayment Program (NHSC) / Indiana Health Care Professional Recruitment and Retention Fund Program (IHCPRRF) Department of HealthIncentive ProgramMental health & addiction-related disciplines and primary care physicians2019-2023ISDH SLRP
Medicaid Advisory Committee Office of Medicaid Policy & PlanningAdvisory body for state Medicaid AgencyUndetermined1992-presentLaura
Medicaid Clinical Advisory CommitteeIndiana Office of Medicaid Policy & PlanningAdvisory body for state Medicaid AgencyUndetermined1995-presentUnknownUnknownIC 12-15-33.5
Access Monitoring Review Plan 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 Jobs Department of Workforce DevelopmentTraining incentive programEMT, dental assisting, paramedic, pharmacy technician, practical nursing, and more2017-presentJudy
Dental Underserved Area and Minority Recruitment Program State Board of DentistryIncentive programDentists, dental hygienists2009-presentBoard staff 25-14-5-5
Indiana Behavioral Health Commission of Mental Health & Addiction, Family and Social Services AdministrationGovernance body for DMHA activitiesBehavioral health professions2020-presentRachel HalleckRachel.Halleck@fssa.IN.govIC 12-21-7
EMS Commission, Mobile Integrated Healthcare Advisory Committee of Homeland Security Governance/advisory bodyEMS services, specifically those around community paramedicine2020-presentDr. Michael 16-32-1
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana (CISC)Governance/advisory bodyMental health & addiction service providers2018-presentJulie 2-5-36
Governor's Workforce Cabinet's Workforce CabinetGovernance/advisory body, ForumAll workforce initiatives2018-presentPJ McGrewPaMcgrew1@gov.IN.govIC 4-3-27-3
Governor's Health Workforce Council's Health Workforce CouncilForumAll health occupations2016-presentDr. Hannah
Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Level RecoveryForumAll professions2017-presentDoug IC 4-3-25
Indiana Data Hub and Performance HubAgency; Aggregates/analyzes data from various state sources (FSSA, IDOH, CHE, PLA, etc.)All2017-presentIC 4-3-26
All Payer Claims Database of InsuranceDatabaseAll2020-presentIC 27-1-44.5
Initiative TitleOrganization/EntityInitiative Type (Forum, Incentive Program, Governance Body, etc.)Health Professions IncludedYearsPoint of ContactPOC Email
Motyka Dannin Foundation ScholarshipIndiana Osteopathic AssociationIncentive ProgramDO Medical Students2019-presentTabitha Arnetttabitha@inosteo.org
Council on Workforce DevelopmentIndiana Hospital AssociationForum of membersAllUnknownAndy VanZeeavanzee@ihaconnect.org
AHEC ScholarsIndiana Area Health Education CentersEducation and incentive programAllUnknownDr. Jennifer Taylorjtaylor8@iupui.edu
ASPIN Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (AOWEP)ASPINEducation programCertified Community Health Workers2019-presentKathy Cookkcook@aspin.org
Human Resources CommitteeIndiana Council for Community Mental Health CentersForumBehavioral health professionals working in a CMHCUnknownJill Seiferjill.seifer@oaklawn.org
Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) Purdue UniversityEducation programPractitionersUnknownStephanie Woodcoxswoodcox@purdue.edu
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.org
Indiana Rural Opioid ConsortiumIndiana Rural Health AssociationForum, ConsortiumRural professionals2018-presentAmnah Anwaraanwar@indianarha.org
Access/Workforce subcommitteeIndiana Dental Association (IDA)ForumOral health professionalsUnknownShane SpringerShane@INDental.org
Policy & Provider CommitteeCovering Kids & Families of IndianaForumAllUnknownMark FairchildMFairchild@ckfindiana.org
Workforce Development CommitteeIndiana Health Care Association / Indiana Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL)ForumAll workers in long-term careUnknownZach Cattellzcattell@ihca.org
Indiana Primary Care ScholarshipIndiana University School of MedicineIncentive ProgramPhysicians1993-presentDr. Paul Wallachpwallach@iu.edu,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.edu
N/ABowen Center for Health Workforce Research & PolicyData and policy researchAll, with a focus on licensed professions2015-presentDr. Hannah Maxeyhlmaxey@iupui.edu
2021 IHCF ScholarshipsIndiana Health Care FoundationIncentive ProgramClinical, medical, and administrative professionals in long-term care1997-presentZach Cattellzcattell@ihca.org
2021 Mini GrantsEast Indiana AHECIncentive programAll health professionals2021 (annual cycle)Jeff Hartzjeff.hartz@eiahec.org
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant ProgramTecumseh Area Partnership Inc./Region 4 Workforce Board (via Dept. of Labor)Incentive ProgramAll Health professionals2021-unknownRoger

Deliverables from the Governor’s Health Workforce Council

For a look at all deliverables and outcomes, please read the GHWC 5 year review.


Timeline of Meeting and Outcomes of GHWC

For more information on the GHWC and on upcoming meetings and events please visit the official government GHWC page.