Tomorrow’s health care workforce starts with today’s high school students. The Michigan Health Council administers the HOSA-Michigan chapter and Michigan Health Opportunities for Today and Tomorrow (MiHOTT).
Exposing today’s high school students to exciting, accessible, and professionally rewarding health occupations careers grows the talent pool for a high-quality health care workforce for years to come.
HOSA – HOSA is a national student organization with 120,000 students in more than 3,000 chapters across the country with the mission to provide students with opportunities for knowledge, skills, and leadership development to students interested in all health professions. This year, Michigan HOSA is aiming to engage 6,000 students.
MiHOTT – Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow is a “one-stop shop” for students, parents, and educators to learn about the entire range of health careers, including, education requirements, college planning tips, and health-related learning exercises.
Clinical rotations are an essential part of health care training. All health professionals-in-training need to augment classroom learning with clinical experience. The Michigan Health Council has been focused on expanding clinical training opportunities, making it easier for students, schools and clinical sites to create clinical programs, and to advance health care learning towards interprofessional education.
ACEMAPP: The Alliance for Clinical Experience – Matching and Placement Program was originally developed by the Michigan Health Council in partnership with five hospitals in Southeast Michigan to alleviate a shortage of clinical rotations spots for nursing students. Since its launch, the ACEMAPP system has provided clinical sites and health profession students with an easy to use online tool to match and train students for clinical rotations.
Education to Practice (E2P): The Michigan Health Council is working with the Michigan Department of Community Health and several other universities and non-profits to create interprofessional learning experiences for health students. Team-based care can improve patient outcomes and our E2P initiative is helping bridge the gap between education and practice.
STRIDE: The provides opportunities for high school students to immerse themselves in professional shadowing experiences where they have the opportunity to observe, communicate with and assist dental health care professionals.
The Michigan Health Council is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare workforce recruiting solutions and the retention of in demand healthcare professionals – connecting local employers with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.
Medical Opportunities: This recruitment service is unique because as a non-profit, Medical Opportunities works on behalf of its member organizations to provide affordable and effective sourcing tools to support the recruitment needs of healthcare employers in diverse settings and communities throughout the Great Lakes area.
The Michigan Health Council is dedicated to examining Michigan’s health care workforce from a systems-based approach and finding solutions to the problems our health care system faces. The Council brings stakeholders from education, health professions, hospitals, and government together to build sustainable programs that solve the problems facing health care workers and employers.
The MHC’s board, staff, and partners are always looking to develop solutions – not just identify problems – by pursuing health care workforce innovations.
Michigan Center for Nursing: The Michigan Center for Nursing acts as a champion for the nursing profession by fostering ongoing collaboration, communication, and consensus building to ensure Michigan’s nursing workforce meets community health care needs. Contact the Michigan Center for Nursing here.