|Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) members ProMedica, RWJBarnabas Health, and UC Davis Health are supporting job training and local hiring for community residents. UC Davis Health will be entering into a Community Benefit Agreement to provide jobs, job training, affordable housing, better transportation options, and youth education as part of its $3.75 billion plan to rebuild and expand the UC Davis Medical Center. |
ProMedica is partnering with Bitwise Industries, which trains tech workers in lower-income communities, to bring its programming to support residents in Toledo, Ohio. This would help build a diverse and inclusive technology workforce and produce high-wage, high-skilled jobs to bolster the local economy.
RWJBarnabas Health, joined the New Jersey CEO Council, to announce a pledge to hire or train more than 30,000 residents by 2030 and spend an additional $250 million on procurement with state-based, diverse companies by 2025 to support underrepresented communities of color and other underserved communities. In addition, the Council members are challenging their peers in the business community to produce an additional 40,000 jobs and $250 million in local purchasing.
From the UC Davis Health’s Rebuild, Expansion release:New job training programs for the local community are planned as part of the project — UC Davis Health has already added 1,500 mostly union jobs in just the last three years and is committed to making sure those employment benefits clearly extend to local applicants. The new jobs and local investment can help address historic impediments caused by poverty and discrimination, both of which are associated with reduced access to safe environments and good health. “We recognize that significant disparities and inequities in health outcomes exist for Sacramento’s underserved communities,” [UC Davis Health’s CEO David] Lubarsky said. “The new California Tower will clearly benefit hospital patients. But it also can help address the social determinants of health, inequities that have for far too long placed residents and families living in the neighborhoods near UC Davis Medical Center at higher risk of poor health and fewer opportunities for improving their quality of life.