Establishes a National Center for Health Workforce (“the Center”) to, among other things, coordinate with the National Health Care Workforce Commission to provide for the development of information describing and analyzing the health care workforce and workforce related issues; and develop performance measures/benchmarks for and conduct annual evaluations of programs/grants authorized under Title V.
Requires that grants be awarded at the state and local levels to support the Center in these efforts. With respect to such grants, eligible entities include: states, state workforce investment boards, public health or health professions schools, academic health centers, or appropriate public or private nonprofit entities. Authorizes increased funding to support eligible entities in conducting longitudinal evaluations.
Makes amendments to PHSA-authorized advisory committees such that these committees, including the Advisory Council on GME, must implement performance measures for applicable programs and develop and publish guidelines for longitudinal evaluations, among other revised duties.
Authorizes to be appropriated (but does not delineate a separate Congressional appropriation) $7.5 million for each of FYs 2010-2014 to the National Center; $4.5 million for each of FYs 2010-2014 to state and regional centers; and such sums as may be necessary for FYs 2010-2014 for longitudinal evaluation grants.