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WHO WE ARE

The Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) is a national labor/management organization that promotes innovation and quality in healthcare career education. 

The Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) is a national labor/management organization that promotes innovation and quality in healthcare career education. Our mission is to transform healthcare workforce development and to support highly-trained, highly-valued professionals to better meet the need for quality care in a rapidly changing industry. We are committed to fostering value and equity in healthcare careers, and to helping employers recruit and retain the best-trained professionals, to meet their needs and the needs of our communities. 

H-CAP works with employers, unions, and workers to deploy high-quality training to support the healthcare industry at a time of unprecedented system transformation. These training programs seek to lift up workers, create a pipeline of well-trained staff for employers, and ensure that healthcare continues to fulfill its promise as a primary engine of the economy, both nationally and locally.

H-CAP’s industry partnerships span 16 states plus Washington, DC, including more than 1,000 employers and 550,000 workers across every setting of healthcare – from home care, to skilled nursing facilities, to clinics and hospitals – training tens of thousands of healthcare workers a year. H-CAP, in conjunction with its partners, have a long-standing track record of developing and implementing high-quality training and education programs for incumbent healthcare workers that support their career pathway aspirations while simultaneously meeting employer workforce needs.

HCAP PRIORITIES:

  • Move front line workers through career pathways to higher-wage occupations.
     

  • Build bridges, where needed, to increase equity in the healthcare workforce.
     

  • Develop new skills for the existing workforce to adjust to new job demands, delivery system redesign and increased patient acuity.
     

  • Invest in communication, leadership and teamwork skills to improve the quality of care.