Individuals delivering care or working in health human resources (HHR) are one of the greatest assets of our health care system. Evidence-based planning and management of HHR is a vital part of making sure Canadians can access health services when and where they need them.
Data is submitted to CIHI by national professional societies and associations, provincial/ territorial regulatory bodies and governments, and educational institutions.
CIHI's Health Workforce Database includes information about the 30 groups of health care professionals listed below—information such as practice setting, regulatory environment, supply, and demographic, education and employment characteristics. This information is used by health care planners, decision-makers, policy-makers and researchers to support resource and use planning.
- Dental assistants
- Dental hygienists
- Environmental public health professionals
- Genetic counsellors
- Health information management professionals
- Licensed practical nurses
- Medical laboratory technologists
- Medical physicists
- Medical radiation technologists
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