Third Sector is facilitating a design process with the Healthy Marin Partnership (HMP), a collaborative of Marin Country health care stakeholders, and training partners to develop an action plan for workforce system improvements. Through this initiative, the HMP and training partners will investigate challenges in achieving well-paying health care jobs and design solutions in collaboration with jobseekers and workers.
In Marin County, California, a multi-sector collaborative called the Healthy Marin Partnership (HMP) has been working to connect people to job opportunities and build a more equitable health care sector to ensure that everyone in the county can achieve their dreams. The HMP is a longstanding group of Marin County hospitals and clinics, government agencies, and community organizations dedicated to helping everyone in the county live healthier lives.
The collaborative began by exploring system challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining workers in nursing, medical assistance and management, and case management positions in physical and behavioral health. Third Sector convened 90+ individuals across 19 organizations to identify challenges that prevent Marin residents from accessing quality health care careers.
Following that,initiative members identified two system-level priority strategies that they felt would strengthen the talent pipeline aligned with the Good Jobs Principles from the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor:
- Recruitment: Employers will work with training providers to engage K-12 students in health care career education via shadowing, training, or pre-apprenticeship opportunities.
- Career Advancement: For entry-level positions within priority occupations, assess availability and consistency of advancement opportunities and pilot processes to facilitate pathways where gaps exist.
By early 2024, the collaborative hopes to secure the resources needed to sustain the next phase of work, toward the ultimate goal of improving the access, quality, and mobility of health care jobs in Marin. It is likely that the Marin County Office of Education and Marin County Health and Human Services will play a leading role in defining a collaborative approach to implement the action plan—together with workers, trainers, hospital and health care providers, community organizations, and the HMP.
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