Health Equity & the Intersection of Workforce & Education


Zip code is a strong predictor of health outcomes, academic achievement, income, and access to opportunity.

The data tells a clear story. Education, Workforce and Healthcare systems often work in parallel lanes and struggle to disrupt systems of inequity. What if these systems came to the same table to center equity and focus on specific zip codes and communities? This conversation will highlight how we can drive health equity and opportunity for youth and young adults that have been impacted by systems of inequity and oppression.

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  1. Discover the connection between health and employment.
  2. Learn how youth apprenticeships can be a driver for health and economic equity.
  3. Learn how strong public/private/non-profit partnerships can foster health equity.



Patrick Combs, Vice President, Center For Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

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  • Tags: career, diversity & inclusion
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Conversation
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area Continuing Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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