ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Van Ton-Quinlivan on a diverse and inclusive health care sector

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

The nation is experiencing high demand for health care workers. One organization – Futuro Health – hopes to graduate 10,000 licensed and/or credentialed workers by 2024. CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan says it’s crucial that the pathway be diverse and inclusive.

She says, “We’re so proud that we have gone from zero students two years ago to now having served over 5,000 adults, very diverse adults. As a matter of fact, 80% diversity, average age of 30, and 52% bilingual.”

WorkingNation sat down with Ton-Quinlivan at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

She notes that Futuro is focused on the allied health care professions that include, among others, paramedics, x-ray techs, and medical assistants.

Ton-Quinlivan says there are pathways for advancement through allied health, “There’s a whole set of patient-facing careers. For example, the medical assistant can become a licensed vocational or licensed practical nurse and then can go on to do other jobs. There are also sterile processing technicians who can become surgical technicians.”

Learn more about Futuro Health.