Adequacy of Pharmacist Supply: 2004 to 2030,
the pharmacy vacancy rate has fallen from 8 percent in 2000 to approximately
5 percent in 2004, equivalent to a shortage of about 10,400 pharmacists
nationwide. (published December 2008)
Increase the population's access to health care by providing
national leadership in the development, distribution and retention
of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that can
adapt to the population's changing health care needs and provide
the highest quality of care for all.
A nation in which universal access and quality health care are
provided, health workforce shortages are eliminated, health
disparities are overcome, prevention is emphasized and health
outcomes are optimal for all.
right people, with the right skills, in the right places, to achieve
the right health outcomes.