UNITE-LA Today: The Future of Health Care is Now

In mid-February, UNITE-LA held the first Health Sector Collaborative meeting of 2023. Sixteen of UNITE-LA's health care partners, including Providence, Futuro Health, LAUSD, Dignity Health, AltaMed, Goodwill and Community Health Councils, had the opportunity to share about upcoming programs and events. The mission of the Health Sector Collaborative is to create and expand innovative partnerships and create alignment between workforce development training providers and businesses to prepare health care workers for high-demand/high-need occupations in the Los Angeles region.

Attendees heard from two presenters: Providence and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC). Providence shared about their Community Health Worker Academy (CHWA), which launched with their first cohort in 2021 in partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The Community Health Worker Academy is currently accepting applications for its fourth cohort and plans to launch two more this year. Find out more about CHWA here. 

UNITE-LA is partnering with Providence and Charles R. Drew University to offer the Community Health Worker Academy as an option for participants of its upcoming My Pathway to Health program for opportunity youth, which is scheduled to begin May 9.

The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles presented on their Allied Health Internship Program, which is launching next month. The CCALAC Allied Health Internship Program will place up to 30 students in paid, 100-hour, in-person internships at one of our member health centers within L.A. County. Learn more about the program here. 

The Health Sector Collaborative meets quarterly, and we are looking forward to hosting the next meeting on June 13.

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