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Healthcare Workforce

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is committed to improving the health of vulnerable New Yorkers by supporting the development of a skilled and diverse healthcare workforce. The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated healthcare workforce shortages and exposed vulnerabilities across the continuum of care. To improve access to care, quality of care, and cultural competency in the health care delivery system, we seek to support the development and implementation of innovative and effective healthcare workforce initiatives. MCHF recognizes the variety of stakeholders that are working to strengthen the healthcare workforce, including but not limited to, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, professional associations, and community-based organizations, and will support individual and collaborative efforts that address challenges across the workforce spectrum, including:

Pipeline and Recruitment: Ensuring a pipeline of talented healthcare workers is available to meet the healthcare needs of the most vulnerable New Yorkers.
Education and Training: Improving quality of and access to training programs and internships for high-demand healthcare positions and ensuring completion of programs by addressing social and economic barriers.
Career Ladder and Retention: Improving career pathways and providing support to pursue opportunities within healthcare careers. Improving employee retention strategies, addressing worker burnout and social barriers to work.
Equity and Diversity: Increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce at all levels, including leadership, to promote high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate care, toward greater health equity.