The San Diego County Bridge to Employment in the Healthcare Industry Program: Implementation and Early Impact Report
This report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation details the implementation and early impacts of the Bridge to Employment in the Healthcare Industry Program in San Diego. The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) used an Individual Training Account (ITA) model to help low-income individuals pay for training in the healthcare industry. Using funding from the Health Profession Opportunity Grant, SDWP contracted with three local organizations that operated the program in different areas of San Diego. The program included assessment, case management, ITAs, employment services, and support services, such as transportation, child care, and temporary housing. Early findings showed that participants who received the ITA and support services were more likely than the control group to participate in health care training, receive a credential, and work in a health care job.
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