eConnection APRIL 2021

Boosting Vaccinations and Healthcare Careers

You might think the goal at the Moscone Center in San Francisco is simply to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to as many eligible people as possible. After all, the large, temporary vaccination site has the capacity to administer up to 10,000 doses per day, as supply allows.

 A closer look reveals that something else important is happening there: the much-needed training of the health care workers of tomorrow. And Futuro Health is playing a major role.


Spotlight on Our Vaccination Heroes

Futuro Health Partners with AlliedUP to Create Worker-Owner Career Opportunities

At a moment in time where the nation’s job engine is restarting, the lack of worker health and retirement benefits can prohibit equitable recovery. The new model of worker co-ops can be a stabilizing work arrangement that provides flexibility to the employer and stability and opportunity to the worker. AlliedUP embraces this model. Meet our new partner.


Futuro Health Leadership Update

Futuro Health is welcoming two industry veterans to its executive team.

Futuro Health's new Program Director of Allied Health, John Cordova, RN, BSN, PHN, MSN(IP), will help grow and innovate our education and training catalog. Cordova comes to Futuro Health with over 19 years of experience in the California community college system. He focused solely on workforce and economic development efforts to promote nursing and allied health programs across the state.  

Veenu Aulakh is also joining the Futuro Health team as an Executive-in-Residence. Aulakh will play a key role for the organization, evaluating ways Futuro Health can identify new partnerships and opportunities for newly trained workers and improving care for patients. She comes from the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) where she served as president from 2012 to 2020, growing the organization’s staff, budget, and strategy to focus on strengthening the health and health care for under-invested communities across the country. There, Aulakh helped to build critical partnerships with health care providers, funders, entrepreneurs, and community partners to transform health. 

In addition to these new faces, Futuro Health’s existing team members are shifting as well.

Tessa Miley will be the new Director of Strategic Partnerships within Futuro Health, working to facilitate our evolution. Futuro Health is also saying goodbye to an instrumental team member, Debbie Yaddow, who played a critical role in the formation of Futuro Health and drove the creation of the year one and year two catalog. We wish her the best in her retirement.

WorkforceRX Podcast with Dr. Sunita Mutha, UCSF Director of Healthforce Center

Episode #15: Bridging Cultural Gaps to Provide Better Care

As director of the Healthforce Center at the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Sunita Mutha works with organizations nationwide to reduce disparities, build a culturally-competent workforce, and address a wide range of other challenges in healthcare, from the impact of electronic health records to nurse staffing ratios. Check out this episode for an expert view of current and future workforce challenges in healthcare, and the role of research and capacity-building to meet them.

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Dr. Soon Joo Gog, Chief Futurist at SkillsFuture SG – Staying Ahead of the Skills Curve 

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