Project REACH (Realizing Excellence through Academics and Careers in Health)
Workforce Development Focus
Workforce Issues Addressed
Youth Healthcare Alliance, School-Based Health Alliance
High school students
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Project REACH (Realizing Excellence through Academics and Careers in Health) is a healthcare pathways initiative starting in Fall 2023 that will provide experiential learning opportunities, mentorship, and healthcare internships for Black high schoolers in Denver. Project REACH aims to address the underrepresentation of Black health professionals by introducing students to career opportunities in in-demand fields, with an emphasis on school-based health care. The project will recruit at least 20 students for a two-year, cohort-based program. Project REACH is funded with a grant from the NBA Foundation and is a partnership between the School-Based Health Alliance and Youth Healthcare Alliance.