Center for Health Workforce Development


The mission of the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD) is to make primary care easily accessible for all Tennesseans by connecting medical professionals with the communities where care is needed most.

*TCWD’s programs and services include:

Supporting hospitals, clinics, and other practice sites with $50,000 Community Incentive grants to attract qualified caregivers.

Placing physicians, psychiatrists & psychiatric nurse practitioners in rural or underserved areas.

Providing a Residency Incentive to primary care & psychiatry medical residents in exchange for a commitment to practice in Tennessee.

Hospitals: To apply for the $50,000 Community Incentive recruiting grant, please visit TCWD’s website: TCWD Community Incentive or contact Daniel Jayroe.

For a complete look at TCWD’s programs and services, including more information on the Residency Incentive program, please visit TCWD or contact the staff at 615-401-7467.


Additional Workforce and Data Resources:

America’s Health Rankings

Association of American Medical Colleges Data & Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

County Health Rankings & Roadmap

Explore Health Careers

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

National Health Service Corps

Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care

Tennessee County Profiles

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Nursing Statistics 2020

Tennessee Occupational Supply and Demand Report


*This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee in partnership with Tennessee’s graduate medical education programs at East Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and Vanderbilt University.