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education association

Across the country, healthcare employers and unions have partnered to build joint labor-management infrastructure for workforce training. The H-CAP Education Association is a network of these labor management training funds and partnerships.

The H-CAP Education Association (EA) comprises industry-driven, labor/management, and labor-based training organizations in 20  states plus Washington, DC. and

  • Serves over 550,000 covered workers     

  • Provides services to 1,100 contributing employers

Education Association Resources


Education association resources for workforce development, training resources, and partnership for patients and communities.


The EA is a non-profit 501C3 that supports work for all sectors of the healthcare industry. EA supports leadership and staff development for Funds and Training organizations. 
The EA is committed to provide workplace skills and career pathways and bring greater equity to the healthcare professions. The EA works with our partners to disseminate best practices that support education, skills enhancement, and career mobility for healthcare workers; develop solutions to emerging issues; and provide program development and evaluation services to collaborating partners.
EA also provides program development and research support on successful programs around the country and to increase knowledge and share best practices of labor/management efforts on training in healthcare. EA’s efforts define policy initiatives that support joint training and incumbent worker career pathways. 
In an effort to continue to provide support to our partners during the unprecedented healthcare and humanitarian COVID-19 crisis, EA continues to compile resources to serve frontline caregivers.
EA is governed by directors of partner labor management training funds, with an advisory committee composed of training fund representatives, with representation across all sectors of the healthcare industry – from hospitals and health systems to nursing homes, home care and ambulatory and community-based care. 

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