The Sentinel Network Closes May 9th

The Sentinel Network Closes May 9th

There is still time to make your health workforce needs known through Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network. Your opportunity ends at midnight on Sunday, May 9th so please don’t miss this chance to let educators, policymakers, and others around the state know about your challenges, including related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, only six assisted living and five nursing homes in the state have submitted data! We know staffing is a huge challenge in LTC, please help convey this urgent message and complete the survey!

Submit your information by following this link:

One of the strengths of the Sentinel Network is that it gathers information from all parts of the state, amplifying the voice of employers no matter where their organization is located. The graphic below shows the number of responses from each area of the state as of May 3, 2021. This is a great start, but we’d love to hear from more of you. Please follow the link above to submit your information before midnight on Sunday, May 9th.


Your feedback is critical and confidential

Details you provide, including recruitment challenges, are confidential so you can share freely and securely. Don’t let your health workforce needs go unaddressed.

The Sentinel Network: Making a difference

Washington’s health care providers are able to quickly and regularly communicate their needs through the Sentinel Network’s simple, online questionnaire. Twice a year this information is collected and pushed out to key policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders.

Policymakers are paying attention

The Sentinel Network is funded by the Legislature, and it’s clear policy makers are paying attention to this tool. For example, information provided by you and your colleagues since the Sentinel Network launched in 2016 has helped healthcare training programs invest in promising workforce pathways. Sentinel Network information also helped the state craft regulatory changes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See what other Sentinels are saying at findings dashboard, policy briefs and COVID-19 findings pages.

Questions? Contact us at: or (206) 543-9797.

Washington’s Sentinel Network is a collaboration of the state’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies and a program of Washington’s Health Workforce Council. Funding to initiate the Sentinel Network came from the Healthier Washington initiative, with ongoing support from Governor Inslee’s office and the Washington Legislature.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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