Holistic Investment in Frontline Workers with a Focus on the Future

Dallas’ Methodist Health may hold the title for ‘Best Places to Work’ for 15 consecutive years, but if you ask its senior leaders, they’ll say that maintaining its status as a trusted leader for health and wellness needs requires a…

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Anchoring the Present to Prepare for the Future

Rush University Medical Center, located west of downtown Chicago, serves as an anchor for surrounding communities as well as for its 2,400 frontline workers. As an Emerging Champion, and one of the area’s largest non-government employers, Rush has long prided…

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Co-Invest for Impact: A Shared Ownership

At the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, we catalyze our network to co-invest in a set of integrated solutions that enable workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs and invest in equitable outcomes. By using…

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Powerful Partnerships for Building the Future Frontline Workforce

Southwestern Oregon Healthcare Industry for Partnership (SOHIP) represents a different type of Emerging Champion, a consortium of healthcare employers, education and training providers, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders from Oregon’s rural southwestern counties. The partnership was formed in 2016 to…

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Frontline Workers Mirror the Community They Serve

Emerging Champion Alameda Health System, based in Oakland, Calif., is well on its way to building a frontline workforce that mirrors the diversity of its patient population and residents of the surrounding communities. “Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All’ is the…

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Embracing and Celebrating a Diverse Frontline Workforce

As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation, Advocate Aurora Health prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to building, advocating for, and celebrating a diverse frontline workforce. An important example of this is the 3-times…

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Apprenticeship is a Win-Win for Workers and Employers

Two new case studies of apprenticeship programs highlight different approaches to this tried and true workforce model With unemployment remaining at record lows, employers are coming up with creative ways to bring in talent. However, the best solution could be…

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Career ‘Lattice’ Boosts Advancement of Frontline Workers

Emory Healthcare is deeply committed to inspiring its frontline workers through a variety of education and career advancement opportunities. Central to its mission is the organization’s career lattice framework that encourages frontline workers to progress in their jobs and achieve…

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#LIAW - Flipping Orthodoxies in Workforce Development and How We Fund It

Sharing and promoting the work of our regional collaboratives is extremely important. It is their hard work and effort that drives the engine that is the National Fund. Local Investment @ Work is a platform where regional collaboratives share stories…

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Outside In and Inside Up: A Winning Strategy

To achieve its mission to improve the health of the multiple communities that it serves, New Jersey-based RWJBarnabas Health created a three-pronged strategy that aligns organizational needs with employee goals and community gains. This strategy is anchored in an ‘outside…

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