|Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) members Baystate Health, Denver Health, and ProMedica are making news with their anchor mission focus of supporting education, training, and employment for lower-income individuals and those with barriers to employment. Denver Health is looking to improve the health and wellbeing of community members, not just with medical services, but with job opportunities. It has partnered with workforce development groups like Activate and Powered by Emily Griffith Cafe to hire and find careers for people with life challenges.|
ProMedica is a major funder and partner for the HOPE Toledo scholarship which pays for post-secondary education including tuition, room and board for all Scott High School graduates so that these young adults, regardless of background, can receive equitable access to quality education as a pathway out of systemic and generational poverty. Baystate Health has partnered with UTEC, Inc. in Lowell, MA to provide training and lift up the voices of young men who have been incarcerated.
From the Greenfield Recorder article co-written by Baystate Health’s Dr. Frank Robinson:
Together, we are improving health and well-being in Springfield by committing to train, hire, and invest in people from neighborhoods with low incomes, many of which directly surround our hospital system. Our ambitions are big: we want to address racial and gender bias, improve education opportunities, and address transportation and child care challenges, which Black and Latinx families told us they need and want.