eConnection FEBRUARY 2021

Janet Liang, Kaiser Permanente’s EVP, Group President and COO for Care Delivery, with Futuro Health Van Ton-Quinlivan at Moscone vaccination hub launch with consortia partners Adventist Health, Dignity Health, California Medical Assn, CA Primary Care Assn, and the Red Cross.

Futuro Health Creating Opportunity for Next Generation Healthcare Workers to Staff Mass Vaccination Hubs

Under the banner of the California Vaccination Campaign, Futuro Health has mobilized allied health and nursing students and faculty to join with healthcare systems in the frontline battle against COVID-19.  The effort is also providing a much-needed solution to the state’s shortage of licensed allied health workers, providing students with access to the clinical hour requirements for direct patient care necessary to earn licensure.  Even with temporary vaccine shortages creating a pause, hubs will resume operations soon. 

Read More About Futuro Health’s Role
Learn About the Mass Vaccination Hubs
Learn How Colleges with Allied Health/Nursing Programs Can Participate

Just Released! New Report Examines State’s Shortage of Allied Health Workforce and Offers Strategies to Address Critical Bottlenecks

California depends on a well-trained workforce of health professionals to provide quality care to the state’s diverse population. Allied health roles make up 60 percent of the care workforce—and are in high demand and short supply. California Competes, a policy research organization, conducted a study to assess demand for clinical placements and identify policy solutions to address the bottleneck caused by the lack of availability of and access to clinical training hours. The report offers an analysis of strategies to meet the growing need for clinical placements with recommendations on how California should move forward.

Join CA Competes for a webinar featuring this new research and a panel discussion with California Assemblymember Evan Low, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Vice President Dr. Stacy Ocander, Sacramento City College Director of Nursing Dr. Carel Mountain, and with Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan. The virtual event will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. PST.

Register Now to Learn More
Read Report

WorkforceRx Podcast with Dr. Ashwini Davison, Johns Hopkins University

Episode #12, Data’s Big Impact on Care and Careers

If you’ve wondered how AI, big data, cloud computing and other technologies are impacting patients, you’ll want to check out this revealing conversation with Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan and Dr. Ashwini Davison from Johns Hopkins University. The two discuss the collaboration between Johns Hopkins, Futuro Health and Coursera to create new pathways to health IT careers; healthcare applications for virtual reality and mobile technology; and the challenging, exhilarating and rewarding experience of helping professors and students successfully manage the abrupt transition to online learning made necessary by COVID.

Listen Now
Past WorkforceRx Episodes

Annette is the oldest of five kids and it was her little sister who encouraged her to enroll in Futuro Health. Despite not having been in school for the past 10 years, Annette hit the ground running and describes her experience as overwhelmingly positive. The best part about the program has been able to do it from home,” said Annette. “Overall, it’s given me an opportunity to do things at my own pace and not have the overhead of having to physically be somewhere. Secondly, one of the best parts about the program is that a huge portion of the cost has been covered and I’m very grateful for that!

Annette is also deeply grateful for her Futuro Health Navigator, Lalaine, whom she says has been a wonderful source of encouragement and positivity. Annette is poised to complete the Medical Assistant Program and plans to continue her education after she earns her credential

Learn About Our Programs


COVID Pandemic Lays Bare the Critical Shortage of Latinx Healthcare Professionals, AL DÍA

News Futuro Health to Invest in Behavioral Health Occupations in 2021 Training Roadmap, PR Newswire

Health Consortium Opens COVID Vaccine Site At Cal Poly Pomona, NBC Los Angeles

San Francisco Officials Unveil Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Moscone Center, CBS San Francisco

The SEIU-UHW West & Joint Employer Education Fund Relaunches Updated Pandemic-Readiness Training, Business Wire

Subscribe to
Futuro Health eConnection


If this eConnection was forwarded to you, please subscribe

if you’d like future editions to land in your inbox.