The Health Professions Pathways (H2P) project was initially funded through the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) grant program. The H2P Consortium includes community colleges, community agencies, and partner employers that seek to improve health professions education and training.
The 2015 Executive Summary: Impact of the Heath Professions Pathways Consortium is now available on the H2P website.
H2P's mission is to develop a national movement to improve health professions training and education with three major goals:
- Provide trade-impacted and low-skilled workers with adequate preparation, support, and opportunities to complete postsecondary training in health professions that provide credentials aligned with job advancement.
- Expand and enhance the healthcare workforce with competencies needed by industry.
- Build the capacity of community colleges to continuously assess student and employment outcomes and use this information to improve the quality of healthcare programs.
H2P has generated a lot of Open Educational Resources (OER) that group members might want to take a look at -- if you are designing programs, curricula, or students supports. Go to the U.S. DOL Skills Commons Repository and search on H2P to locate them. Here is a curricular support: Basic First Aid simulation from H2P (the youtube version so you can see what the final product looks like). It is for individual post-learning or in-class review and is neatly wrapped up for uploading so your institution can upload it (zipfile).