The Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint has awarded the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program with a $30,000 grant. The GFHC’s FHEO Program, which began in 2002, provides residents with occupational healthcare training, healthcare industry focused life skills, case management, and supportive services that are needed to obtain future employment in high-demand healthcare industry careers.
This grant allows the GFHC to provide FHEO Program participants with comprehensive case management services which is an essential component to the success of those enrolled, providing professional, social, and academic services to overcome barriers to completing healthcare focused training. This funding will help lead to the outcomes of successful training program completion and sustainable employment.
“This support from the Community Foundation will allow the FHEO Program to continue to help Genesee County/Flint residents get the training they need to secure employment and begin a career in the healthcare field,” stated Kirk Smith, President & CEO, Greater Flint Health Coalition. Since its inception in 2002, the FHEO program has trained 691 Genesee County/Flint residents for healthcare careers.
To learn more about the FHEO Program, including eligibility criteria and an online application, visit www.gfhc.org/fheo.