Top executives in healthcare, education, and workforce development came together on April 23 to plan for the launch of HealthForce Partners Northern San Joaquin Valley (formerly known as the San Joaquin Area Health Sector Partnership), an innovative new partnership whose mission is to meet the talent needs of the region’s healthcare employers and the employment needs of community residents.

At the meeting, the partnership’s Executives Council affirmed the importance of increasing collaboration between industry, education, and workforce development to address the region’s healthcare talent shortage and improve pathways into healthcare for youth and adults. The Council emphasized the project’s urgency, recommending a summer 2018 launch.

Participating executives also reviewed evidence that the partnership, though not yet formally launched, already functions as a collaboration hub. One example, the development of a pilot pathway to help high school students become Registered Nurses, received strong interest from healthcare executives, who asked for a detailed proposal to review.

Next steps identified by the Council include finalizing the partnership’s three-year budget and working with partners to secure equitable commitments of support. The Council will next convene on June 14 to continue moving towards a summer launch.

Executives Council Presentation (4/23/18)

For more information about HealthForce Partners, please contact Executive Director, Christina Bastida at (209) 623-9907 or cbastida@healthforcepartner.net.

Pictured, from left: Co-Chair Daniel Wolcott, CEO, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial; Co-Chair Kathy Hart, Superintendent / President, San Joaquin Delta College; and Faimous Harrison, Campus Dean, Stockton Center, California State University Stanislaus