Building Tomorrow's Health Care Workforce
In a state where a strong life sciences sector is economically vital, Partners and its hospitals are committed to creating training and development opportunities for people in the communities we serve, building the health care workforce of the future, and recognizing the well-established link between educational attainment and health status later in life.
Commitment to providing access to jobs with family-sustaining wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement is a foundational principle for Partners’ workforce development programs. Through career pipelines for youth, adult community residents, and current workers, Partners creates employment opportunities for individuals and contributes to the economic health of communities in which they live.
Pipeline programs are also designed to address the need for a high quality, diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of the population served by Partners’ clinical facilities. Workforce diversity both contributes to patient care excellence and creates economic opportunities for diverse communities that in turn reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.
- More than 5,000 Partners employees participated in skill development opportunities including English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer skills, career coaching, career advancement, and tuition assistance.
- More than 400 adult community residents have graduated from our health care training and education program over the past 10 years.
- An average of 300 students are employed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) or Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) during their summer breaks.
The video to the right tells the story of the BWH ‘Student Success Job Program’ (SSJP). SSJP is an intensive year-round employment and mentoring program for students of Boston high schools. The program creates pathways to science, health, or medicine careers for students who have traditionally been underrepresented in those fields.
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) is an intensive year-round employment and mentoring internship program for students of Boston Public High Schools. Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to engaging underserved and diverse youth from the City of Boston through its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs for more than 20 years.
The Partners in Career and Workforce Development Program (PCWD) is a system-wide community pipeline program that provides opportunities for community residents interested in health careers to gain skills and experience that will prepare them for jobs at Partners hospitals.
Hospital-based and system-wide current workforce pipeline programs provide employees with a range of supports including skill development opportunities and college preparation classes, financial assistance for higher education necessary for career advancement, and career information, coaching and mentoring.
Partners HealthCare has sponsored Camp Harbor View since its inception in 2007. Our work together includes an engaging health curriculum and career fairs that connect campers with health care professionals from Partners hospitals. These programs help kids learn about opportunities for careers in health care and the educational pathways they may need to travel to reach their goals.
Student Success Jobs Program: A Program of Brigham and Women's Hospital
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) is an intensive year-round employment and mentoring internship program for students of Boston Public High Schools.
Community Health Centers
Partners has a deep commitment to community health centers. Since its founding in 1994, Partners and its hospitals have provided more than $83M to ensure that health centers have the space and technology they need to provide patients with excellent care.
Click below to find a list of all the community health centers operated by or affiliated with Partners.
Community Health Partnerships
Partners HealthCare and its hospitals work with many community organizations to make measurable and sustainable improvements in the health status of underserved populations.
Find out more about Partners' Community Partnerships by clicking the link below.
Community Health Reports
Our annual reports contain information about Partners Community Benefit programs and priorities, in addition to the substantial community work accomplished by our hospitals.