CIN Partner Meeting – Strategies for Workforce Recruitment and Retention

About This Event

This virtual partner meeting of the California Improvement Network (CIN) aimed to continue to establish network connections and build relationships among CIN partners with the goal of spreading innovative ideas within the health ecosystem. CIN brings together health care and social services organizations to advance equitable health care experiences and outcomes for Californians through cross-sector connections, spreading good ideas, and implementing improvements.

This virtual meeting focused on one of CIN’s priority areas – evolving roles and care models. The keynote conversation with Lisa Countryman-Quiroz, chief executive officer of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), offered insights into what workers need in today’s environment and how organizations can adapt recruitment and retention strategies to ensure they have and keep the workforce they need. (See a summary and the recording of the keynote conversation.)

During a panel discussion, three CIN partners shared their organization’s innovative approaches to workforce pathways including how to prioritize lived experience among staff. (See a summary and the recording of the panel discussion.) The panel was:

  • Nancy Wongvipat Kalev, senior director of systems of care, Health Net
  • Chris Myers, chief clinical officer, United Indian Health Services, Inc.
  • Al Rowlett, chief executive officer, Turning Point Community Programs

This CIN partner meeting focused on the following learning objectives:

  • Increase understanding of worker needs today and how to adapt recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the needed workforce.
  • Gain insights into creative pathway strategies to build an organization’s workforce.
  • Strengthen connections among CIN partners.

Learn more about the California Improvement Network, a project of the California Health Care Foundation that is managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, and sign up for the CIN newsletter.

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