CGFNS International, Inc. has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with the Health Resources and Services administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CGFNS provided migration and demography data of foreign-educated nurses and health workers to populate the National Health Workforce Account (NHWA) indicators for the United States, data that was recently used for the momentous State of the World’s Nursing Report (SoWN). HRSA’s Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is a reporting authority for the U.S. government to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the WHO Global Code of Practice; CGFNS’ Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices supports OGA as it highlights the work of the Alliance and others in ensuring ethical recruitment of health professionals across borders.
Most recently, CGFNS was invited by HRSA to serve on the FEMA Health Workforce Resilience Task Force. As FEMA seeks to bolster the U.S. health workforce to combat COVID-19, CGFNS argued that FENs can be a key part of a comprehensive solution to pandemic-triggered healthcare shortages.
In this National Nurses Week and WHO Year of the Nurse, CGFNS salutes HRSA for their demonstrated commitment to the nursing profession and to the public it serves. HRSA’s nursing programs help sustain the profession, improve diversity, and afford opportunities to aspiring nurses who might not otherwise have a path into the ranks of the most widely respected profession in America.
For more information, please watch HRSA’s video in honor of National Nurses Week below.