September is National Workforce Development Month and we want to take the opportunity to recognize Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) members’ commitment to provide access, opportunity, and targeted outreach to ensure that no one is left out of the economic potential of healthcare and other roles. HAN member systems are helping residents from low-income communities, often people of color, who face challenges finding employment and achieving the financial security needed to maintain good health and live fuller lives.
HAN member systems are leaders in this space and have signed onto the Impact Workforce Commitment (IWC). Examples of the HAN member systems’ Impact Workforce or Inclusive, Local Hiring (ILH) approaches can be found in our case studies and ILH Toolkit.
See also these articles on HAN member systems’ impressive Impact Workforce programs:
Hawaii Pacific Health’s leadership in the Hawaii Healthcare Workforce Initiative.
The MetroHealth System’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health.
Ascension Healthcare and CommonSpirit Health are supporting employees with education and career development, particularly entry-level staff.
AtlantiCare’s DEI summit to recruit new hires from underserved communities by working with local governments, school districts, and civic groups.