PHI's FACES for the Future Featured as "Best Practice" in Greenlining Institute Brief
January 25, 2017
PHI's FACES for the Future (FACES) is featured in a new Greenlining brief, "Building a Diverse Health Career Pipeline: Best Practices for Supporting Young People of Color Pursuing a Career in Healthcare." The policy brief presents recommendations from health pipeline professionals about how to build a diverse health care workforce and support young people of color pursuing these opportunities.
FACES works in California and nationally to provide comprehensive “wrap-around” services including health careers training, academic enrichment, psychosocial support and intervention, and youth leadership development. FACES for the Future’s guiding principle is that disadvantaged students seeking careers in health need to be exposed to options earlier, given training geared to meet rigorous competencies so they will be competitive in the workforce, and supported with all-inclusive services to be successful.
FACES was established in 2000 as a direct response to a lack of support and opportunity for at-risk youth seeking options to improve their lives through education, career training and healthy choices and a lack of diversity in the health professions that directly contributes to worsening health disparities in underserved communities. FACES for the Future works to connect schools, health professionals and community benefit organizations.