The healthcare industry is a vital part of the region’s economy. The Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Massachusetts is an industry initiative of the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board. The Partnership is comprised of employers, workforce development leaders and training and education providers who are dedicated to strengthening the region’s healthcare workforce and enhancing the quality of patient care.

The Partnership responds to the workforce needs of employers and ensures that workers have access to the education and training needed to prepare them for lifelong careers in the rapidly changing healthcare industry. Areas of focus include nursing and allied health occupations. For the HCPWM’s Nursing Collaborative’s Strategic Goals for 2016-2019 – click here!

For a September 2019 report on: “Occupational Gap Analysis Report 2019: Medical Assistant” – Click here!

For a November 2018 report on: “Research on the Supply and Demand of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants in Western Massachusetts” – Click here!

For the HCPWM’s Nursing Collaborative’s newly approved “Strategic Plan Activities and Outcome, 2016-2019” – Click here!

For more information about local healthcare careers and the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Massachusetts, please visit our website at


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