Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathway Partnership

We are growing a local, culturally relevant workforce with the Salinas Valley youth in the healthcare industry for high wage, high skill, and high demand careers while serving their community.

Find resources and programs to help you, your child or your students succeed in following a health profession pathway at any grade level.


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The SVHPPP is one of several investments being supported through The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities a 10-year based community change initiative working in 14 communities across the state. The SVHPPP was funded initially through the strategies outlined in the BHC Community Plan for East Salinas BHC and that called for equitable outcomes for East Salinas. Hartnell College, the pathway’s anchor organization is a long-time BHC partner and a key champion moving a new narrative of equity in education through an explicit race lens.


About The California Endowment

Infographic with the words Health Happens Here.The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. We don’t focus on prescriptions. We focus on fixing broken systems and outdated policies, ensuring the balance of power is with the people. We don’t focus on the individual, we focus on the larger community as an ecosystem of health. We work with citizens and elected leaders to find lasting solutions to impact the most people we possibly can.
The goal is simple: First, change the way people view health—from the notion that health happens in the doctor’s office to a belief that health happens where you live, work, learn, and play. We call this “narrative change.Second, integrate smart solutions in communities across the state. We do this by working with our partners and grantees to fundamentally change “the rules”—laws, policies, and systems—that impede health in our communities. Building Healthy Communities is our 10-year $1 billion-funded initiative that aims to bring health to where we live, learn, work, and play.We’re changing the narrative around health to ensure health and justice for all.