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Emerging Health Professions

The Minnesota Department of Health is supporting the integration of emerging professions into the health workforce. This webpage will provide information and resources on emerging professions including information about their education and training, scope of practice, licensing and certification, supervision, payment and reimbursement, data, and other information specific to the profession that may assist employers who are interested in hiring an emerging professions practitioner and integrating them into the workforce.

Emerging professions guide for professionalization: Tips for stakeholders and advocates of emerging professions to professionalize and integrate with the health care system (PDF)


These emerging professions have been identified by the Minnesota Accountable Health Model to be tested for integration into the health care workforce:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Community Paramedics
  • Dental Therapists ⁄ Advanced Dental Therapists
Each emerging profession will be evaluated for how its integration into a team environment can change the team´s overall capacity and the patient's outcomes.


Contact for more information
Will Wilson


Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:41PM