Here are the top 5 things you need to know:
1. The Health Collaborative (THC) has launched a new tool to help grow and support the regional healthcare workforce
The launch of workforce.healthcollab.org provides our members and the community with the most accurate, up-to-date information on everything healthcare workforce – acting as a hub for everyone from Students to Educators to Employers to Job Seekers.
2. Nearly 150,000 people are employed in healthcare or related industries in our region – that’s about 14% of all jobs in the region! (Cincinnati Chamber Analysis of Emsi).
We understand workforce attraction, retention and advancement are of top concern, and our new website provides the tools and opportunities for healthcare employers and members to build on their success. These job-generating tools include everything from our Workforce Advisory Council, Clinical Placement for Nursing Students, Apprenticeships and much more!
3. THC is a regional leader in healthcare workforce innovation
Though our website is new, our engagement in this space is not. THC has led a peer-to-peer Diversity Learning Forum since 2016, where regional healthcare leaders collaborate on extensive workforce survey data about the Greater Cincinnati market, some spanning more than two decades. Our TAP HEALTH initiative has aligned passion with potential in its healthcare careers pipeline-building program for high school students over the last 10 years. And, at the end of this year, we will have graduated more than 600 students through TAP HEALTH plus reached an additional 3,500 student attendees at our annual healthcare careers exploration event, HealthFORCE. Our organization has also led or been involved in various workgroups, campaigns, and initiatives, regarding healthcare employer needs and physician shortage.
4. In June of 2020, Hope Arthur joined The Health Collaborative team as Director of Workforce Innovation
Originally with Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and before that Sinclair Community College’s Workforce Development Division, she brings to us 15 years of experience and a proven history of convening employer-led partnerships to address shortages and skills gaps across the healthcare labor pool. When asked about the new website launch, Hope shares: “Our mission is to increase the size, preparedness and diversity of the region’s healthcare talent pipeline so our member employers can find the talent they need to deliver their essential services. Our greatest hope is that the website serves to promote and share resources and opportunities to better connect and serve our stakeholders.”
5. The new website does not just belong to The Health Collaborative – it belongs to you!
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our region’s healthcare workforce and remain open to new ideas, and promotion of the work that already exists in this space. We strive to create partnerships to maximize the impact of workplace equity and excellence throughout the region.