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An Excerpt from Kate Tulenko in the New York Times: Foreign Health Workers in the US Come with a Cost

In the NY Times, Tulenko discusses the dire economic and social consequences of insourcing and how it threatens the quality of care.

Insourced: How Importing Jobs Impacts the Healthcare Crisis Here and Abroad

I saw people out of work in the US and health workers being imported from countries that could ill afford to lose them.

Investing in US-Trained Health Workers: Kate Tulenko Responds to 'America Is Stealing the World's Doctors'

The most important solution is for the US to train more of its own health workers.

Walking in Other People’s Shoes

I just completed an evaluative survey about an email-based community of practice—Healthcare Information For All by 2015.

The ‘Fatal Flow’ of Health Worker Migration

More than a year after its devastating earthquake, Haiti is still struggling to recover and rebuild its health system.

Training Health Workers: We Need Practical and Long-Term Solutions

This month’s Health Affairs issue “Lessons from Around the World” highlights some of the most pressing issues in health systems strengthening and human resources for health.

World Health Organization Releases New Policy on Retaining Health Workers

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released “Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention.”

Top 10 Myths about the Global Health Workforce Crisis Busted at the National Physicians Alliance Conference

Recently, I presented this Top 10 at the National Physicians Alliance (NPA) Annual Meeting in California.