HAN just released a case study on HAN member Kaiser Permanente’s Futuro Health program that is on track to train 10,000 allied health workers in California to meet the growing healthcare workforce need. Futuro Health also seeks to build health and wealth in communities by connecting individuals with allied healthcare careers that pay a living wage and provide opportunities for career advancement, while ensuring high-quality, affordable healthcare for all.
From the HAN Futuro Health case study:
There are numerous challenges to addressing this upcoming shortage of allied healthcare workers, including lack of awareness of career opportunities, lack of understanding of pathways for advancement in the allied health sector, and lack of access to needed credentials.
“It’s vital, especially in the healthcare realm, that there [is a] pipeline of workers [who are] going to serve future need . . . [we wanted] to do something big, bold, and catalytic that could be a great platform for meeting this need,” stated John Vu, vice president of strategy for community health at Kaiser Permanente.