Grant Funded Initiatives

 

Expanding Training Opportunities for Members

Since the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund began in 2009, the Fund has received more than $5.1 million through various federal, state, and foundation grants. The Training Fund seeks additional funding in order to help employers leverage their training investment and expand opportunities for members.

Below are summaries of grant funded programs awarded to the Training Fund.

Current grant funded training projects

Hospital Employees Education and Training Grants (HEET)

  • North to South Consortium Improving Pathways to Healthcare Careers. Partnership between Whatcom Community College (lead college) Clark College, Highline College, Edmonds Community College, Seattle Central College, Yakima Community College, Group Health Cooperative, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project aimed at aligning existing curriculum and refining topic content on navigating patient-centered care for delivery of training to WA State healthcare workers (2014-Present).
  • Healthcare Education for Adult Learners Medical Assisting Pathway. Partnership between Highline College, Group Health Cooperative, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project work was a continuation of prior HEET work that created an innovative credit for prior learning program providing a pathway for WA State MA’s to move from Medical Assistant-Registered to Medical Assistant-Certified (2014-Present)
  • Improving the Pathway to Healthcare Careers. Partnership between North Seattle College (lead college), South Seattle College, Swedish Medical Center, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project focused on building member success in math and science pre-requisite classes for healthcare careers. Contextualized content, alternative delivery schedules and accelerated learning to move our members through some of the highest barrier courses in the healthcare pre-requisite sequence. Also included offering a part-time NA-C program (2012-Present).
  • Enhanced Access to Medical Pathways. The project with Pierce College as the lead includes Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital and Auburn Medical Center and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. Contextualized content, alternative delivery schedules, and accelerated learning to move our members through some of the highest barrier courses in the healthcare pre-requisite sequence (2015-Present).
  • Supporting Skilled Healthcare Workers to Nursing Profession. Partnership between Spokane Community College, Group Health Cooperative, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project sought to develop an MA to part-time RN program – the first on the east side of the Cascades – including competency- and simulation-based learning, to be offered in early 2017.

Kellogg

  • Kellogg Family Support Program. Partnership between Health Career Advancement Program (HCAP), Training Fund partnered employers, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project provides supports – transportation, childcare, technology access, food/shelter – to incumbent workers who are in healthcare programs and parents to children under 18.

SkillUp

  • Digital Communications Project. Partnership between Literacy Source, Seattle Central College, SkillUp Washington’s Health Care Learning Consortium (Seattle Foundation), SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Swedish Medical Center, SMC-Edmonds, UW-Northwest Hospital, UW-Valley Medical Center, Group Health Cooperative, and Highline Medical Center and the Training Fund. This project supports the digital and English literacy of Training Fund hospital workers through customized curriculum development, computer technology, and a multi-site hybrid class delivery (2015-Current).   

Job Skills Program (JSP)

  • EVS Pre-Epic Training. Partnership between Literacy Source, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, South Seattle College, Job Skills Program and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project provided EVS employees customized basic computer and English literacy training to successfully transition to the Epic workflow management system (2015-16).
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Hospital Employees Education and Training Grants (HEET)

  • Pathways to RN. Partnership between Bellevue College, Evergreen Health, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and the Training Fund. This project supported Evergreen Health employees to complete their nursing prerequisites at Bellevue College (2012-13).
  • Innovations in Nursing Simulation. Multi-college partnership including Renton Technical College, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, Highline College, South Seattle College and North Seattle College, along with Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, and the Training Fund, bringing together industry and community college nurse educators  to create nursing simulation curricula to be shared and used across the nursing education continuum – from pre-licensure programs to residency programs in industry (2012-13).
  • Fast-Track Central Supply Technician Certification Training. Partnership between Seattle Central Community College. Swedish Medical Center, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project customized SCCC’s Central Supply Technician program to meet the needs of working central supply techs at Swedish Medical Center who, upon completion, could gain CRCST national certification. (2011-12).
  • Sustainability in Healthcare. Partnership between North Seattle Community College, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project built on the work of the ARRA “Green” grant by extending training on the greening of healthcare facilities to food and nutrition and facilities workers at Northwest Hospital. (2011-12).
  • Moving Forward. Partnership between Bellingham Technical College (lead), Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College, the United Commercial and Food Workers, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the Washington State Nursing Association, the Northwest Alliance for Healthcare Skills, St. Joseph Peace Health, Island General Hospital, Whidbey General Hospital, United General Hospital, Skagit Valley Hospital, and the Training Fund. This project supported incumbent healthcare workers at participating employers to move up the career ladder through multiple healthcare training programs. The project also supported improved alignment of healthcare pre-requisite classes across colleges in Skagit and Whatcom counties.  (2009-2011).
  • Integrated Contextual Cohort-based Healthcare Education. Partnership between Renton Technical College, Valley Medical Center, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project focused on college readiness coursework and career and educational planning for incumbent healthcare workers in preparation for the advanced coursework required of them as they progressed into various allied health programs (2009-10).
  • Access to Advancement for Incumbent Workers. Partnership between North Seattle Community College (lead), South Seattle Community College, Seattle Central Community College, Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Edmonds Hospital, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project supported incumbent healthcare workers to enroll in basic allied health courses, including basic math and English classes, medical terminology and a medical office pathway to advance their education and careers. (2009-2010).
  • Allied Health Pathways. Partnership between Bellevue College, Evergreen Health, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project offered two certificate tracks: Clinical Lab Assistant and Medical Office Reception for incumbent workers at Evergreen Health (2009-10).
  • Healthcare Ladders and Human Simulation. Partnership between North Seattle Community College, Northwest Hospital SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project provided entry-level employees at Northwest Hospital the opportunity to take supported and contextualized prerequisite courses for admission to an RN program and to enter and complete nursing school at North Seattle College. The college used innovations in nursing lab simulations to augment instruction in several classes pre-requisite classes (2008-11).
  • Nursing Pathway. Partnership between Lake Washington Technical College, Stevens Hospital, Valley Medical Center, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project supported workers completing their second year of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing program, including their clinical placements (2008-09)

SkillUp Washington (Seattle Foundation)

  • Entry-level worker advancement in healthcare. Partnership with all Training Fund participating employers, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. The grant provided additional case management and support services for entry-level workers advancing in degree or certificate programs in healthcare. (2011-2013)
  • Sustainability in Healthcare Video. Partnership with Health Career Advancement Program (HCAP), Northwest Hospital, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Training Fund. This project created a video highlighting the work completed on the previous “green” grant work (first under ARRA “Green” and subsequently under HEET) and accompanying report (2014).

Federal Grants (HEET)

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) “Health” grant. Partnership between all Training Fund contributing employers, The Washington State Workforce Education Coordinating Board (lead), SEIU Healthcare 1199NW,  SEIU 775, North Seattle College, Renton Technical College, Highline College and the Training Fund. This project supported nursing education at four levels: CNA, LPN, ADN and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). The grant also supported healthcare workers to become Certified Medical Assistants and provided training for existing RNs to complete specialty certification exams across multiple high demand areas. ARRA Health also supported the development of the first hybrid delivery RN degree program at an urban college in WA State (2010-13).
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) “Green” grant. Partnership between Swedish Medical Center, UW Medicine Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. The Training Fund was a sub-recipient of two Federally funded ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) grants in 2010 – 2012 to train incumbent healthcare workers in “green cleaning”.

For more information about our grants and related activities please contact Cirihn Malpocher at 425-306-5508 or email

Watch a video about the Sustainability in Healthcare project at Northwest Hospital

Family Support Stipend Benefit

Swedish Medical Center ED Tech, Amy Lynn, and her son, Aiden. Amy utilized the Family Support Benefit to help her complete her ADN at Everett Community College.