WorkforceRx with Futuro Health

There has never been a stronger need for workers to adapt. To keep up with the speed of change, we must be prepared to shift into new job roles and pick up new skills. Traditional approaches no longer suffice. Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan interviews leaders and innovators for insights into the future of work, future of care, future of higher education, and alternative education-to-work models. We will need to draw on our collectively ingenuity to uncover ways to develop work, workers, and economic opportunity.

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Van Ton-Quinlivan

Meet Our Host

Van Ton-Quinlivan,
CEO of Futuro Health

Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development who has been quoted in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Her distinguished career spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

She is currently CEO of Futuro Health, a $130 million nonprofit established to address the nation’s allied health workforce shortage. She previously served as executive vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest system of higher education, and grew public investment in workforce programs from $100 million to over $1 billion during her tenure.

Her awards include being named White House Champion of Change, California Steward Leader, and mediaX Stanford University Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Follow her at @WorkforceVan.

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Futuro Health

Futuro Health improves the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied health workers in the nation starting in California. We believe investing in education and skills training and retraining results in better-paying jobs for workers, better service for patients and better workers for employers to hire. Kaiser Permanente and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) partnered to establish Futuro Health in January 2020 with a $130 million commitment. More at