HAN just released a case study on HAN member Dartmouth Health’s (DH) Impact Workforce program that covers the health system’s programs to support a sustainable talent pipeline through the following strategies: 1) Training interventions & academic partnerships; 2) Job readiness programs, skill development and work redesign; 3) Population engagement; and 4) Addressing workforce barriers, especially housing. Dartmouth Health is also collaborating with seven other local employers, including Dartmouth College, to develop and invest in the Upper Valley Loan Fund to increase the supply of affordable housing in the region.
From the HAN Dartmouth Health case study:
With the intention of building in-house training opportunities, DH established a licensed career school, the DH Workforce Readiness Institute (WRI). Individuals trained through the WRI programs earn a training wage, while obtaining the foundational skill set and credential needed to start in a high-demand role in healthcare. There is no cost to the participants for the training and 100% of graduates transition to full-time, benefit-eligible roles in one of the DH member organizations.