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Futuro Health - Where the Future of Care Begins
eConnection   MARCH 2020
In this issue:
  • 6 New Futuro Health Partners Help Tackle Health Worker Shortage
  • Futuro Health CEO Speaks on the Future of Care and Workforce Development
Futuro Health Announces Six New Partners to Tackle Frontline Health Worker Shortage Worsened by Coronavirus

Before COVID-19, California had a projected need of approximately 500,000 allied healthcare workers by 2024, according to Public Policy Institute of California. The pandemic has exacerbated this need. To ramp up efforts to address this critical demand, Futuro Health today announced six new partners in its quest to produce more credentialed healthcare workers for the state and nation.

Bay Area Medical Academy; California Community Colleges’ California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative; InsideTrack; MTI College; Pima Medical Institute; and Voxy join Futuro Health to expand healthcare education programs across California. Western Governors University was previously announced as a partner.

“The pandemic is showing the importance of the health workforce,” said Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan. “With our partners, we will work to fortify the care teams at the front line and help redeploy talent sidelined by the pandemic. Our combined efforts can accelerate the transition of individuals into healthcare roles, as well as equip current workers with skillsets needed for this moment of crisis.”

Futuro Health is a new nonprofit focused on improving the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation, starting in California. The nonprofit launched in January 2020 through a $130 million commitment by Kaiser Permanente and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW). Allied health roles comprise a wide range of clinical, administrative and support functions, such as medical assistants, care coordinators, heath IT specialists and others.

“We are watching Futuro Health reshape the learning ecosystem and bring together quality partners intent on improving the adult student journey toward a credential helpful to our nation’s healthcare system,” said William D. Hansen, CEO of Strada Education Network. “It's now clearer than ever that a strong healthcare workforce is vital to our national safety and security. We are proud that the student success experts at InsideTrack, a Strada affiliate, are a part of the ecosystem of support that Futuro Health has assembled.” Read More

Futuro Health CEO Speaks on the Future of Care and Workforce Development
Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO of Futuro Health, has been busy sharing the Futuro Health message over the past few months. Take a listen to some of the discussions she’s participated in recently.

Strada Education Network’s "Lessons Earned" podcast 6

What can employers do to prepare today’s workers for tomorrow’s jobs? Ton-Quinlivan talks about how employers, labor unions and educators can work together to help workers learn what they need to get better jobs. Listen

Working Nation’s 119th "Work in Progress" podcast

Learn how Futuro Health, a brand-new nonprofit partnership between Kaiser Permanente and SEIU-United Healthcare Workers, plans to address the shortage of healthcare workers throughout nation, starting with California, where the demand is massive. Listen

The Aspen Institute UpSkill America’s 5th anniversary event

Ton-Quinlivan was among the featured panelists highlighting the future of care during a January event which celebrated the fifth anniversary of Upskill America. Watch

About Futuro Health

Futuro Health improves the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied health care workers in the nation. 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 businesses 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 to grow the largest network of certified allied health care workers starting in California and scaling throughout the nation. More information on futurohealth.org.

Futuro Health - Where the Future of Car Begins
Founders: Kaiser Permanente and EIU-UHW
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