Grand Rapids Community College, Cherry Health, Trinity Health, Corewell Health's Healthier Communities
Community Health Workers
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issues Addressed
Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professionals; any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover
Grand Rapids Community College has received a grant from U.S. DDHS for $2.9 million to increase the number of community health workers (CHWs) in West Michigan. Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with Cherry Health, a community health center, Trinity Health and Corewell Health to work together for training and placement of CHWs in these organizations. The grant will be used to train new CHWs and expand the skills of current CHWs through hands-on experience and apprenticeships.