Seventeen Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) health system members signed the “Impact Workforce Commitment” (IWC) to build healthy and equitable local economies through their hiring and workforce development programs and policies. The commitment includes aligning hiring and workforce power with clinical and community efforts to provide opportunities for individuals from underresourced communities who may face barriers to employment.
The health systems adopting the IWC include Advocate Health, Baystate Health, Bon Secours Mercy Health, CHRISTUS Health, Cleveland Clinic, CommonSpirit Health, Dartmouth Health, Fairview Health Services, Froedtert Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, Intermountain Health, Providence, Rush University System for Health, The MetroHealth System, University Hospitals in Cleveland, the University of California, San Francisco, and University of Utah Health.
From the Fierce Healthcare article:
“The commitment by the 17 health systems represents a significant step towards promoting equity and opportunity in the healthcare sector,” HAN President David Zuckerman said in the announcement. “By providing stable jobs, benefits and career ladders for lower-income individuals, these health systems are not only making a positive impact on the lives of their employees but also the communities they serve.”