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.
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.