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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 health inequities across the continuum of care. We seek to support the development and implementation of innovative and effective healthcare workforce initiatives to improve access to care, health equity, quality of care, and cultural and linguistic competency in the healthcare delivery system. 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 organizational efforts that address challenges across the workforce spectrum, including:

Pipeline and Recruitment: Ensuring a pipeline of qualified and diverse healthcare workers is available to meet the healthcare needs of all New Yorkers.
Education: Improving quality of and access to education and training programs and internships for high-demand healthcare positions and ensuring completion of programs by addressing social and economic barriers.
Career Progression 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: Strengthening the diversity and equity of the healthcare workforce at all levels, including board and leadership positions, to promote high quality and culturally and linguistically appropriate care.