Partners

Addressing Kentucky’s hospital workforce crisis is a team effort. Meet our partner organizations!

Partners

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH), established in 1991, is a federal-state partnership authorized by federal legislation. The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health serves as the federally-designated Kentucky Office of Rural Health. The mission of the KORH is to support the health and well-being of Kentuckians by promoting access to rural health services. The program provides a framework for linking small rural communities with local, state and federal resources while working toward long-term solutions to rural health issues. The KORH assists clinicians, administrators and consumers in finding ways to improve communications, finances and access to quality health care while ensuring that funding agencies and policymakers are made aware of the needs of rural communities.

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HealthForce Kentucky is an effort to inspire careers in health care by providing wider access to the highest levels of instruction and technology. This unique collaboration involves nine colleges and universities along with numerous school districts across 16 counties in Western Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Board of Nursing protects ​the public by development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nurses, dialysis technicians, and licensed certified professional midwives.

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Kentucky’s Healthcare Workforce Collaborative (HWC) is a $10 million initiative funded by the legislature to bring together state leaders, policy experts, campus leadership and the health care industry to solve Kentucky’s health care crisis.

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KYVALOR pairs veterans with prospective employers in Kentucky. They are a nonprofit organization that helps veterans capitalize on their military experience to meet career goals. KYVALOR partners with employers throughout the Commonwealth to connect transitioning service members and their spouses with open job opportunities.

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SOAR is a regional nonpartisan nonprofit that champions local projects, programs, and advocacy for the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky. Our mandate: To fill the economic gaps left by the decline of the coal industry. Our task: To rally our communities to help us achieve these goals together for the good of all.

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The Kentucky Hospital Association has partnered with the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Workforce Center to create a Talent Pipeline Management (TPM®) program designed for hospitals to build their talent supply chains.

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