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Health Career Connection Inc

Inspiring and empowering the next generation of diverse health leaders and professionals.

aka Health Careeer Connection   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.healthcareers.org

Mission

HCC is a national nonprofit that inspires and empowers undergraduate students, recent graduates and HCC alumni, particularly those from underrepresented, first-generation college and low-income backgrounds to become the next generation of diverse health leaders and professionals. Our comprehensive educational internship and Health Equity Scholars Programs support students to choose and successfully pursue authentic health careers. HCC connects students and alumni to real-world experience, exposure, mentorship and networking to achieve their goals, secure jobs, and become competitive candidates for graduate education. HCC connects health employers and health profession training partners to students and alumni to advance health equity, diversity, health improvement, and workforce goals.

Ruling year info

2003

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Oxendine

Main address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza Suite 243 Attn: Jeffrey Oxendine

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

25-1904312

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Professional Societies, Associations (J03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For more than 33 years Health Career Connection has been dedicated to addressing the following challenges and opportunities for the people and organizations we serve: 1) Empower undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and HCC alumni from marginalized backgrounds to make more well-informed choices about their authentic health career paths, first jobs after college and graduate education options. 2) Inspire HCC students and alumni to increase their knowledge, mentorship, belief and opportunities for success in their chosen health career paths and become more competitive candidates. 3) Increase the number of health leaders and professionals from groups that are underrepresented in the health professions that pursue health careers, secure jobs, complete graduate school and serve underserved communities. 4) Address significant and growing health workforce and diversity needs by connecting talented, diverse HCC students and alumni to health employers and health professions schools.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

HCC Paid Health Internship Program

HCC places talented, diverse undergraduate students and recent graduates in paid internships that provide them with invaluable exposure, experience, mentorship, and networking to pursue authentic health careers. HCC's comprehensive educational and internship program includes a paid, full-time 10-week placement in a host organization and a series of educational and career development workshops. Interns work under the direction of a preceptor that serves as the primary supervisor and mentor. Interns work on meaningful projects that are educational for the student and benefit the organization and its community. Interns also learn about how organizations are structured and operate and about the roles of administrative and clinical professionals. Workshops include key professional, career and personal development topics including leadership, advocacy, cultural competency, health equity, life and career planning and graduate education preparation. Students also gain key professional skills.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants
Students

Health Career Connection (HCC) operates a paid virtual Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP). HESP is an 8-week, part-time educational experience. HESP provides a robust, virtual experience that empowers students from throughout the country with knowledge, skills, opportunities, and connections to become health equity leaders. Health Equity Scholars primarily come from under-resourced communities that have experienced the most significant health inequities and have a disproportionate impact from COVID-19. HESP includes the following components: professional, career, and leadership development workshops, skill-building training, hands-on projects with an external organization advancing health equity, mentorship, networking, and graduate education preparation.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Students
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants
Young adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Advance a more robust, diverse health workforce that is representative of the populations served with the motivation, skills and relationships to advance health improvement and health equity in all communities.

Increase health career, educational, and economic development opportunities for the thousands of undergraduate students, recent graduates, and alumni who apply for and complete HCC programs.

Expand HCC's capacity and strengthen our practices and capabilities to increase our scale, sustainability, and impact.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Difficulty getting busy student preceptors to complete surveys about their HCC and intern experience

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Health Career Connection Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffrey Oxendine

Jeffrey S Oxendine, MPH, MBA

Health Career Connection

Joseph Betancourt

Commonwealth Fund

Kai Drekmeier

Inside Track

Tawara D Goode

Georgetown University

Laura Isela Long

Kaiser Permanente

Monica Lupi (Secretary)

The Kresge Foundation

Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH

HealthBegins

Patrick Ramirez

Community Health Partners

Karen Stander, MBA (Treasurer)

Hinge Health

Calvin Wheeler, MD

Kaiser Permanente

Mike Williams, MBA (Vice Chair)

Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Gail Knight, MD, MMM

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Cynthia Martinez, PhD

Harvey Mudd College

Josephine Stacey

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.