Dan Ferguson has over thirty years of experience in higher education, non-profit management, health care and human services. He has a real interest in organizational culture and change management. In Dan’s current role as the Director of the Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence, he is working to assist the community college system in increasing its capacity to be responsive to the health workforce needs of the health care industry and to the communities that they mutually serve. On a personal note, Dan has lived in Washington state for over 20 years, loves international travel, particularly to Taiwan (ask him why) and is an avid tennis player.
Dan Ferguson, MS
WA State Allied Health Center of Excellence
Health Workforce Development: Aligning Interprofessional Education, Team-based Models of Care, Organizational Culture, DEI Strategies and Workforce Development
Interprofessional practice and education has a great opportunity to think beyond the traditional healthcare team and impact health and learning outcomes by considering the health professions workforce in light of equity, race and caste, and workforce development. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought awareness to the broad array of professionals involved in the care team, beyond the typical. For example, many health care workers who do not have direct patient interactions such as clinical lab professionals played critical roles in providing information on COVID-19 status, yet these professionals…