Together with Canal Alliance, the Marin Community Foundation, and the Marin County Administrator’s Office, Healthy Marin Partnership has identified the opportunity to create an HMP subgroup dedicated to improving Marin residents’ access to healthcare and equitable career opportunities. This project will specifically improve career pathways for unemployed and underemployed residents, particularly people of color, immigrants, and other job seekers who experience systemic barriers, living in 4 key geographic areas of Marin that have high poverty rates: Novato, Marin City, West Marin, and the Canal section of San Rafael.

Equitable economic opportunity is a key pillar of health equity, allowing more residents to access healthcare and a better quality of life. With more equitable training, inclusive hiring, and increased retention, HMP aims to cover high-demand positions and place more local community members in healthcare jobs, thus also expanding the capability of nonprofit hospitals and clinics to serve the Marin County community, particularly residents of census tracts with low Healthy Places Index (HPI) scores.