Updated November 2018
This philanthropic initiative supports statewide and local programs to create healthcare career pathways for youth in grades 7-16 in an effort to fill California’s looming health professional shortage. The effort is one part of the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, a 10 year, $1 billion investment that leverages on the ground community partners to combat health inequities.
$78.2 million in grants
This investment could scale and sustain healthcare pathways initiated under a variety of secondary/postsecondary CTE investments, including the Strong Workforce grants.
A connection with WIOA title I youth could build on-ramps for out of school youth to these pathways, and working with WIOA title IV vocational rehabilitation could provide access and success for secondary students with special needs.