C3 Skills Alliance - healthcare workers working together to provide superior patient care (image courtesy of C3SkillsAlliance.org)

The City of Los Angeles is a proud partner of the C3 Skills Alliance, a collaborative public/private partnership that addresses the increased need for a Skilled Care Coordination workforce among hospital and clinic health systems in Southern California.

Care coordination is an emerging and fast-growing career pathway in the health care industry. Care coordination is all about health care professionals working together to ensure that patients’ health needs are being met and that the right care is being delivered in the right place, at the right time, and by the right person.

The job outlook for health care professionals working in care coordination is expected to grow 22% by 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statics. Modern Healthcare magazine reports that the demand for people who can effectively coordinate care has skyrocketed in recent years as payers and providers turn to new healthcare delivery models aimed at lowering costs and improving health outcomes.

Learn more at the C3 Skills Alliance website or download the C3 Fact Sheet.

Background Information

In 2015, the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) challenged the statewide workforce system to improve the ways in which it addressed the needs of business and industry. CWDB’s SlingShot initiative required workforce stakeholders to identify and work to address obstacles that slow California’s economic engine. Get more in depth information about the Slingshot Initiative, Los Angeles' collaboration efforts and program goals and outcomes in the C3 Skills Alliance report: A Road Map to Developing Industry-Responsive Regional Sector Pathways.