The Pathways for Emerging Healthcare Leaders program is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH). This five-year program aims to increase diversity and cultural competence within the healthcare workforce so that it matches the demographics of the general population. In the long-term, these efforts are expected to lead to a decrease in racial/ethnic health disparities.
- Nurture high school students' awareness and interest in healthcare professions through exposure to career paths and community health concerns
- Prepare under-represented racial/ethnic (URE) and disadvantaged students for acceptance into health profession degree programs - through STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) enrichment and college-prep work - with the goal of bachelor's degree attainment
This program targets URE and disadvantaged students starting in ninth grade and and follows them longitudinally over the next four years. Development of a Health Professions Academy of 40 students will be selected from Hughes STEM High School.
Greer Glazer, Dean of UC College of Nursing and Co-Principal Investigator
Karen Bankston, Associate Dean of Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement and Co-Principal Investigator
Karen Grimley, Health Professions Coach Coordinator
Moriah Israel, Health Professions Coach