March 11, 2024
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • Thirteen health systems are collaborating with high schools as part of a $250 million initiative to boost the health care workforce. Announced Wednesday, the new initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with the public school systems in 10 urban and rural communities. New or refurbished high schools will provide a combination of “traditional academic programming” and “specialized health care classes,” with graduates hired directly into health care roles “with family-sustaining wages,” per the announcement. The partner health systems — a list that includes names like Mass General Brigham, HCA Healthcare, Northwell Health, and Ballad Health — will co-develop the curriculum, provide existing employees as instructors, and offer work-based learning opportunities. (Article here)