Health Workforce Initiative
- Educational Services
- Healthcare District
Ann Durham, RN, MSN, FNP, Esq. is the San Diego/Imperial Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) Director, and serves as the region’s Deputy Sector Navigator for Health. HWI is a program of the Workforce and Economic Development division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. HWI fosters communication and collaboration between the health care industry and education systems in order to:
--Promote partnership/collaboration to leverage resources among educators, government, and health care providers
--Provide technical assistance for curriculum development and revision, staff development and testing
--Facilitate incumbent worker training
--Coordinate regional activities to identify and meet workforce development needs
--Offer professional educational workshops and events
Ms. Durham is also Director of the San Diego Welcome Back Center, which works with internationally trained health care professionals to help them get licensed to work in the health care field in California.
Both the Health Workforce Initiative and the San Diego Welcome Back Center are hosted at Grossmont College.