January 24, 2022

Iroquois Healthcare Association Receives Grant to Assist Healthcare Employees with Education Costs

The Iroquois Healthcare Association has received a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to help NYS healthcare workers earn additional education and certifications.

The Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) is initiating a new scholarship program to support low-income and diverse essential healthcare workers that wish to advance their careers through education. This program is being made possible by grant given to IHA by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

The healthcare sector has been suffering from extreme staffing shortages for years. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and hordes of essential workers leave the industry, staffing pressures continue to burden our health systems and the public who rely on the systems for care.
The healthcare industry in Upstate New York faces unique challenges due to its low population and vast geography, presenting a deficit of certified clinical workers in rural areas.

IHA would like to encourage healthcare workers to continue growing in the industry by providing financial assistance for certifications. The IHA Scholarship Program will allow essential workers to focus more on their education and the endless opportunities that lie ahead of them in healthcare.

The scholarships would also help to build the workforce pipeline and expand the number of job titles such as RN, CNA, LPN and certified technicians in NYS. Building the workforce pipeline would provide healthcare organizations with qualified