Healthcare Advocates –
Youth of Color Pipeline:
A demonstration project piloting health system-focused internships for South LA high school youth at community clinics. Started in 2017 and is currently focused on exploring sustainable models to support youth of color in building skills and increasing their knowledge about opportunities and pathways into community healthcare careers. For more information
Retitle to Policy and Research Internships:
CHC hosts interns from local high schools, colleges and universities to develop a pipeline of professionals interested in and knowledgeable of community centered public policy that addresses social determinants of health, and a lens of policy with social justice and community-values. Some of our academic partnerships include USC, UCLA, LA Promise, Charles Drew University, among others. To learn more contact Rebecca Ratzkin, Director of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Past, present and ongoing)
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
An overview of HPSA criteria and definitions, and implications of changes to criteria at that time.
Understanding Community Health Workers (CHW)
This report provides an overview of the role CHW’s play in the healthcare system, highlights evidence-based research and expert opinions, explores the limitations and barriers and identifies a set of recommendations to sustain and uplift the CHW workforce.
Youth Healthcare Pipeline Project Evaluation
Summary evaluation report of the initial 2017 healthcare youth of color pipeline project, summarizing evaluation results.
Check out some of our latest articles on workforce activities and policies!
Towards the Future
We continue to explore and support pipeline programs for youth of color within the healthcare and policy fields. Our workforce initiatives focus on building out our own internship programs, deepening relationships with educational institutions, and partnering with healthcare providers and networks to find sustainable and systemic responses to our healthcare workforce shortage. If interested in partnering with CHC please contact us.