Workforce Tools



Practice Guidance for Health Care Environmental Cleaning, 3rd Edition eBook

Staffing Methodologies and Standards for Health Care Environmental Services Departments

Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA FAQs, Success Stories, Employer Toolkit


Core Competencies for Health Care Environmental Services Professionals Report

Improving Value Through Evidence-Based Training Insights

EVS Job Descriptions

EVS Competencies Model

COVID-19 Resources for EVS Professionals

Association for the Health Care Environment On-Demand Webinars

Association for the Health Care Environment Online Courses

Association for the Health Care Environment Podcasts and Videos

Hiring Veterans

Hospital Careers: An Opportunity to Hire Veterans

Education & Training

Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) Train-the-Trainer Program

Certification Training for Surgical Cleaning Technicians (CSCT) Train-the-Trainer Program

Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Program Train-the-Trainer Program

Certificate of Master in Infection Prevention Training Program

Pathways to Clean COVID-19 Training Program

Toolkit: Preparing the Nursing Workforce for a Changing Health System: The Role of Graduate Nursing Education

Coordinated Care Models and Interprofessional Care Teams

AONL: Building a Community Health Worker Program

A Professional Care Coordinator's Guide to Partnering with Family Caregivers

Violence Prevention

ASHRM Health Care Facility Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Tool

10 Red Flags That Your Patient Could Be A Victim of Human Trafficking

NHTTAC Screening Tool for Adults Who May Be Trafficked

Workforce Library

AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:

AHA Physician Alliance logo
AONE logo
AHVRP logo
ASHRM logo
Institute for Diversity and Health Equity logo


Feb 2, 2021
The 2022 Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and tre
May 11, 2020
Hospitals and health systems need to find ways to attract, recruit, retain, reward and train workers who have the characteristics needed to be successful in the future world of health care work.
Dec 18, 2018
This presentation offers an overview of the 2019 Environmental Scan, outlining key themes and trends that the health care field is currently facing during this time of transformation. Understanding the current climate of health in America will help hospital and health system leaders to shape the health care delivery system of the future.
Apr 8, 2018
AFMS hosted the “What’s Your Why” Campaign to raise awareness about the transformation effort and to inspire Airmen to join the journey by telling their “why” — their personal reason for dedication to high reliability health care. The presentation overviews the methods, results, and lessons learned in launching a campaign that pilots purpose-driven work and boosts engagement and productivity.
Nov 2, 2017
Workplace violence is an increasingly recognized safety issue in the health care community.
Sep 25, 2014
The results are based on 1,109 hospitals and indicate a slight rise in cultural competency training. However, minorities represented in leadership positions remained flat.