By Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO, Futuro Health
As we observe this Thanksgiving season, I am grateful on so many fronts.
We appreciate our Scholars: Futuro Health has touched over 9,000 lives since our launch four years ago. We see our impact in their smiles (see graduation photo) and their personal stories. With 85% of healthcare facilities reporting a shortage of allied health workers, the call to action is great to unlock talent who otherwise would remain untapped. We are so proud of all our Scholars who embarked on personalized education journeys toward their in-demand healthcare credential.
We appreciate our partners. I often write that workforce development is a team sport. No one of us can do everything on our own. Our thanks go to our ecosystem of 20 education partners including community colleges and 4-year public institutions, our employers and funders who provide no- or low-cost education journeys through us, and our board members who guide our organization’s mission to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of allied healthcare workers in the nation. This Thanksgiving season holds a special significance as we express our gratitude for the new $100 million commitment to expand our impact across the country to address the nation’s critical staffing shortages.
We appreciate the Futuro Health Team. We have an amazing team. They bring their gifts to bear so that we can do our transformative work with Futuro Health Scholars. I am so thankful for their hard work and dedication and the support they each receive from their loved ones to do this purpose-driven work.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!