We are thrilled with the response we have received to this important initiative. The thoughtful and productive feedback from our Council members has already resulted in concrete actions we are able to implement to advance our goals.
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Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
The Health Professions Pathways Consortium announced the successful completion of their inaugural National Advisory Council meeting which was held in Annapolis MD on October 2 and 3, 2012. The H2P Consortium’s mission is to galvanize a national movement to dramatically improve health professions’ education and training programs and the NAC was convened to build consensus for a national competency-based core curriculum and universally accepted credentials for health professions
DR. Marianne Krismer, the National Director of the H2P shared her thoughts on the first meeting. “We are thrilled with the response we have received to this important initiative. The thoughtful and productive feedback from our Council members has already resulted in concrete actions we are able to implement to advance our goals.” The next meeting of the council will be held in the first quarter of 2013.
The NAC has 23 appointed members from a rich array of institutions including community colleges, health care providers and institutions, healthcare advocacy agencies, healthcare professional membership associations, prominent health care philanthropies, healthcare professional educational testing and accreditation organizations. Additionally, workforce and economic development member organizations bring workforce demand projections to the discussions to aid in the H2P long term strategic planning.
The H2P Consortium is also collaborating with the newly created ANSI Health Care Skills Standards Panel to help identify standards for the use of evidence based skill assessments and competency-based credentials related to the health professions pathways identified in the H2P project. Further, the H2P Consortium will serve as a living laboratory for the ANSI Skills Panel by implementing these evidence-based practices to ultimately, transform the selection, hiring, and development of talent in the healthcare industry.
About H2P and the National Advisory Council
The H2P Consortium was funded September 2011 through a discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program with the aim of better preparing trade, dislocated, and low-skilled workers, and other beneficiaries for high-wage, high-skill employment and ultimately, increasing attainment of degrees, certificates and other industry recognized credentials. The H2P Consortium is led by Cincinnati State Technical & Community College and is comprised of 9 other community college co-grantees. In addition, the Consortium is partnering with employers, workforce agencies, and other key health professions associations.