Being selected as a Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion gives employers national recognition for their workforce development strategies. Each organization receives customized marketing materials, is featured in CareerSTAT communications, and provided access to peer learning and technical assistance to further their advancement programs.
Organizations that meet all of the peer-defined criteria are recognized as Champions; an Emerging Champion designation is awarded to organizations that meet some, but not all of the criteria.
We will be honoring the selected Champion and Emerging Champion organizations later this year at The Time is Now.
Representing 51 organizations across the country and the healthcare continuum, Frontline Champions are creating business impact by investing in the skills and educations of their frontline employees. While all CareerSTAT Champions are making significant investments in the skills and careers of their frontline employees, recognition is separated into Champion and Emerging Champion organizations.
Emerging Champions are organizations that are in the earlier stages of making investments in the skill and career development of their employees. They meet some, but not all, of CareerSTAT’s recognition criteria.
CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy
The CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy (Academy) is designed to support healthcare organizations accelerate the adoption of evidence-based business practices and policies to build competitive advantage and provide more frontline workers with equitable access to the skills, training, and credentials to advance their careers to family-sustaining wages.
The inaugural cohort of the Academy successfully changed practices to expand opportunities for entry-level employees, including scaling programs, creating pathways, developing new partnerships, and changing policies.
The Academy offers a unique 18-month program consisting of customized webinars, three in-person sessions with peers and subject matter experts, virtual learning and coaching, and an industry-led community of practice for idea exchange. Through the Academy, participants will receive technical assistance from peer organizations including CareerSTAT Champion Employers, national consultants, and staff at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions to build competencies in seven content areas.
UnityPoint Health’s Des Moines hospitals and clinics are connecting the dots between developing a skilled workforce and delivering better care. UPH was selected as Frontline Champion in 2015 for its culture of learning and infrastructure supporting frontline employees.