ADVANCING OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE OF CARE
Letter from the CEO:
Futuro Health is providing relevant solutions to the healthcare workforce shortage in ways pertinent to this moment in time. Approximately 60% of the industry is comprised of allied health roles, from medical assistant, vocational nurses, and care coordinators, to helpdesk support specialists.
A fall 2021 Washington Post article enumerated 10 million open jobs and 8.4 million unemployed Americans, highlighting the mismatch between what employers and workers want. Healthcare leaders saw disproportionate impact from the Great Resignation with issues created by the virus itself – its relentless toll on caregivers and those who support them.
Futuro Health makes education journeys into allied health careers possible by growing the talent that employers need and creating a path to opportunity that workers want.
In the two years since Futuro Health’s launch in 2020, over 5,000 diverse adults have enrolled in an education path leading to a healthcare credential of value to employers. We did this work during a time when post-secondary enrollment dramatically dropped across the country. We are pleased to share with you our 2021 Annual Report.
CEO, Futuro Health
Futuro Health’s nonprofit mission is to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of allied healthcare workers in the nation.
WHAT WE DO
Futuro Health provides a better journey from enrollment to career. Our student demographics reflect 80% diversity, 51% bilingualism, 73% female, and average age 30.
Futuro Health makes education journeys into allied health careers possible by growing the talent that employers need and creating a path to opportunity that workers want. Our goal is to graduate 10,000 allied health workers by 2024 to meet the nation’s critical demand.
WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY
“Kaiser Permanente recognizes California’s health care industry is facing a projected workforce shortage of half a million people over the next few years. By investing in health education, skills training and retraining programs with Futuro Health, Kaiser Permanente, in collaboration with SEIU-UHW, is leading efforts to reverse the shortage trend.”
Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente
“Telehealth patient care is here to stay even when the pandemic recedes. We appreciate the training resources being brought to our organization by Futuro Health for the future of care.”
CEO of La Clínica de La Raza, Inc., a community clinic in Oakland