A network of healthcare leaders promoting investment in the skills and careers of frontline workers.

Become a Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion

CSTAT Discover Health Cares Leading Employers in Career DevelopmentThe CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion program recognizes organizations making significant investments in their frontline workers. As “Champions” or “Emerging Champions”, these 36 organizations are generating business impact like better employee engagement and patient care through frontline investment. Champions receive national recognition, assistance in documenting their programs, and free technical assistance. The nomination is open through March 30, 2018 and CareerSTAT is actively recruiting healthcare employers to apply. 


CareerSTAT Champions

CareerSTAT Network

CareerSTAT is a network of almost 200 healthcare and workforce leaders. Together they are promoting investment in the skills and careers of frontline healthcare workers by supporting healthcare organizations in using workforce development programs to increase business impact, improve health outcomes, and provide good jobs. Members access to technical assistance, peer learning opportunities, industry-vetted best practices, and other critical insights into how healthcare employers are strengthening their organizations by investing in their frontline. CareerSTAT knows this strategy works and wants you to join. Membership is free and open to all! 

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Resource Center

CareerSTAT offers a range of resources on investing in frontline workers, understanding the healthcare workforce, and measuring the return on training investments. These resources are intended to support all types of healthcare organizations in starting, scaling or sustaining investments in their frontline employees.

CareerSTAT’s Guide to Investing in Frontline Healthcare Workers offers healthcare organizations evidence-based best practices, business metrics, and an integrated process for implementing and measuring training programs. The Guide consists of six separate, but complimentary, resources detailing various steps in the development process.


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CareerSTAT Webinar Series

The 2017 CareerSTAT Employer Best Practices webinar series explores effective practices from the Guide to Investing in Frontline Healthcare Workers. Each webinar will feature a Champion employer and offer participants an opportunity to learn how best practices are implemented and sustained.

First Webinar: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00PM EST

Integrating Workforce Investments with Business Impact: How to Use Data to Drive Decision Making

During the first webinar, representatives from Mercy Health, West Michigan will discuss different approaches to workforce planning and program development and how measurement and analysis drive their workforce programs.

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Who Are Frontline Workers?

Frontline healthcare workers provide routine and essential services in hospitals, outpatient care, behavioral health, long-term care, and home healthcare. They represent 50% of the healthcare workforce and are responsible for a range of operations including providing administrative, direct care, environmental, and technical services to patients, families, and caregivers. Ultimately, frontline workers form an organization’s backbone needed to deliver high-quality care and ensure an excellent patient experience.

Who Are Frontline Workers?

CareerSTAT Leadership

CareerSTAT is led by healthcare leaders representing organizations across the country and the continuum of care. Executive Committee members have demonstrated experience in supporting the skill and career development of frontline health care workers. Through our committees, events, and publications, CareerSTAT offers multiple opportunities for health care practitioners to share best.

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