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2 Carreras En Salud A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership Association House of Chicago Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center Of Wilbur Wright College, One of the City Colleges of Chicago Instituto Del Progreso Latino National Council of La Raza

3 NEED ASSESSMENT In Chicago, Latinos (25% of the population)* are virtually invisible at the LPN or RN level (less than 1%)*. Primary reasons behinds those numbers are low literacy levels, low English proficiency, and personal and family employment barriers. In order to move Latinos out of, what are for them, dead-end jobs, Carreras En Salud must begin their work with Latinos at the Certified Nurse Assistant skill Level. * Data source: Census Current Population Survey, 2000

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5 Purpose of Carreras En Salud Carreras En Salud will provide local healthcare providers with bilingual healthcare professionals who can improve these organizations competence and cultural sensitivity when serving the large and rising numbers of Latinos in the Chicago Metropolitan area

6 ESL Health Context IDPL/HPVEC VESL CNA context IDPL CNA HPVEC Pre LPN A IDPL Pre LPN B IDPL LPN Wright College RN schools 16 weeks 12 months EKG, Phlebotomy Prepared by Dr. Ricardo A. Estrada, Project Coordinator, Carreras en Salud, A Chicago Healthcare Bridge Partnership 16 weeks BIO 226, Math 118 ENG 101, PSY weeks ENG Grade level Pre LPN-A or CNA ENG Grade level 8-10, CNA 16 weeks ESL Grade level 6th GED, Compass test PCT NCLEX-PN NCLEX_RN

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8 ADDITIONAL SKILLS Basic Computers Test Taking Skills Study/note taking skills Problem Solving Critical thinking Leadership / Team building Priority management Communication

9 FUNDING SOURCES Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities, (DCEO) – (CSSI) Local Initiative Support Corporation, (LISC) Joyce Foundation Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Chicago Community Trust Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) (adult Education) Chicago Mayors Office of Workforce Development, (MOWD) Employers Tuition Reimbursement

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11 Employers Partners Lakeshore Health Center Swedish Covenant Hospital Erie Family Health Center Hispanic Nurses Association Metropolitan Chicago Health Council Chicago Department of Health Casa Central Saint Joseph Home of Chicago Saint Elizabeth Hospital Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

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13 CARRERAS EN SALUD UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS A strong partnership (CBOs / Community Colleges) Clear definition of Roles for each partner Intake and Selection Process (Policies and Procedures) Case Management across curriculum (child care, family advising) Academic Support across curriculum (tutoring, lab, learning strategies) Experienced training institution (best in the state, 100% board passing rate) Effective placement services (WIA service Providers)

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15 CARRERAS EN SALUD UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS Strong fund leveraging plan, (constant proposal writing) Clear and well defined inclusive Career Pathway: Tested placement assessment tools Employer recognized Career ladder Career Bridges to level basic skills needed at each career ladder stage Related Prep College courses (to strengthen content skills) Articulation agreements (between programs, departments and institutions.

16 ESL Health Context IDPL/HPVEC VESL CNA context IDPL CNA / GED HPVEC Pre LPN A IDPL Pre LPN B IDPL LPN Wright College RN schools 16 weeks 12 months EKG, Phlebotomy Prepared by Dr. Ricardo A. Estrada, Project Coordinator, Carreras En Salud, A Chicago Healthcare Bridge Partnership 16 weeks BIO 226, Math 118 ENG 101, PSY weeks ESL level Pre LPN-A or CNA ESL level 8- 10, CNA 16 weeks ESL level 6th GED, Placement test PCT 16


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