City of Birmingham

Project Title: Birmingham Region Health Partnership
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Seven county Birmingham region in Alabama
Phase (applicant-defined): System Development
Award Amount: $10,764,981
Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare
Contact: Sarah McMillan, Manager of Workforce and Talent Development, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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The pandemic left Birmingham’s healthcare workforce depleted and its economy vulnerable to the next public health crisis. With demand from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Children’s of Alabama, Ascension, and other leading employers, Birmingham will build a pipeline of skilled healthcare and digital health workers through its new Birmingham Region Health Partnership. This partnership will provide marginalized communities with pathways into high-quality healthcare jobs, with a focus on people of color who have been historically excluded from high-paying healthcare job opportunities. One of the city’s key partners is the Women’s Foundation of Alabama, which will work in partnership with training providers and employers to provide women with the services and support they need to complete training and be placed into quality healthcare careers.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.