Education, Training, Outreach, and Workforce Development as Seen through a D&I Lens
In one world-class healthcare organization, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and building an inclusive culture is being tackled through a concerted, multi-pronged approach—but it started from the ground up.
Bridgett Willey, Director of Allied Health Education and Career Pathways at UW Health shares successful strategies and lessons learned. These strategies include the design of education and training opportunities for youth and adults to create pathways to healthcare jobs and the development of a variety of partnerships across departments and with community organizations. Cultivating these partnerships support workforce and economic development in Madison, Wisconsin and support increasing diversity in the UW Health workforce.