The Health Collaborative Supports Healthcare Employers in Improving Talent Attraction and Retention Through Resiliency Training

The New Program Called RISE – Grow Through What You Go Through Seeks to Reengage and Empower Healthcare Professionals

May 2, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the healthcare industry significantly. Healthcare employees have been working tirelessly to save lives, often at the cost of their mental and emotional health. Many healthcare employees have experienced trauma, leading them to contemplate leaving the healthcare industry. To support healthcare employers in retaining their employees and improving their talent attraction and retention results, The Health Collaborative (THC) is providing resiliency training to past and current healthcare employees with funding from the state of Ohio.


The program, called RISE (Resiliency Initiative for Skills & Empowerment), leverages healthcare employees’ strengths while addressing and supporting the trauma experienced during the pandemic. A total of 10 events will be hosted through the end of 2023, with the first offered on May 23 and May 24. The training, provided by Mentally Tougher, replicates a similar offering provided in 2022 to over 100 leaders and 300 team members at one of Cincinnati’s health systems. Feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. 


“Before today, I felt like I wanted to leave the hospital and work elsewhere. Very frustrated… Made me realize my job is not done here.”

“This is the first time in years I’ve felt like the organization has done something for us to show us they care that doesn’t feel like they just did it to make it look like they care.”

“I 1000% enjoyed this training. I am a huge advocate for mental health, and learning how to process adversity is so very important. I like that the training also offered new ways that are more effective on a managerial approach to communicate… Thank you for teaching me skills I can use at home and at work.”

As part of the program, THC will partner with Ohio-based regional health systems, long-term care employers, OhioMeansJobs, Ohio to Work, and community-based organizations to identify and invite past and current healthcare employees to participate in Resiliency Training and targeted Healthcare hiring events. In addition, THC will also work directly with community partners, including United Way, Urban League, Easterseals, Community Action Agency, and Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, to reach additional potential participants.

Hiring events will also be offered to the training participants. 

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