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The Potentiality of Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions from the Front Lines: Community Colleges…

Defining potentiality in my line of work is an opportunity for me to influence and encourage the diversification of the health care workforce. In a recent leadership role, I had the opportunity to work at a community college that served 120,000 students across seven campuses and seven satellite sites on a daily basis (1). More than 70 percent of these students categorized themselves as being Black and/or Hispanic (2). In addition, we developed partnerships with more than 100 industries, four-year colleges and universities, and community‐based organizations to help connect our students to real-world educational and work opportunities (3). On this national platform discussing diversity, we have an opportunity to change the future course of health care through our investments in health science education and training at community colleges…(read more)