17 April 2020 – Health care workforce is expanded with the help of several new policies

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Northam Announces New Actions to Expand Health Care Workforce
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856186-en.html

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “This pandemic is placing extraordinary demands on our doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners, and these policies will enable us to expand our health care workforce so more trained medical professionals can step in and help.”