Core Functions > Engage in educational and career pipeline activities for staff, faculty and trainees
Identify underrepresented trainees, staff and faculty; provide mentorship and professional development with an eye toward hiring and/or promotion.
Develop an employment matching program to support hiring of graduating trainees within the network, especially for trainees of underrepresented backgrounds.Learn more about Strategy
Core Functions > Address language, culture, literacy, and access barriers in all published materials and activities
Comply with federal guidelines addressing access and inclusion: Executive order 13116, Title VI Language access act, CLAS Standards.Learn more about Strategy
The LEND programs of the PacWest region have worked together and consistently sought ways to strengthen interdisciplinary leadership training and achieve a diverse MCH workforce over the past four years. We began the process by identifying barriers and gaps in supporting and mentoring racially and ethnically diverse LEND trainees.Continue Reading
For Edward Esbeck, a 20-year-old native of Uganda who moved to Iowa City, IA, with his family in 2014, leadership is about helping others overcome challenges to accomplish their goals and dreams. Edward is putting this philosophy into action as the first self-advocacy discipline trainee in the history of the Iowa LEND program – an experience traditionally designed for graduate students in health disciplines that involves 300+ hours of interactive seminars, clinical and community experiences, research, and policy projects, and self-reflection over the course of an academic year. As a trainee, Edward is learning about systems of care for people with disabilities, the experiences of family members, and how to grow and thrive in a professional setting.Continue Reading