Health Care Professionals Give Thumbs Up on a Leadership Program to Train Them to Serve in Medically Underserved Communities

Evaluating a leadership training program for health care professionals working to improve opportunities for the medically underserved in Los Angeles

Coro Southern California evaluated its first Health Leadership Program, which trained 24 midcareer health professionals between June and November 2005 to work in medically underserved communities. Coro Southern California is a regional center of a national organization that promotes civic effectiveness.

Key Findings: According to the Evaluation of the Coro Health Leadership Program: Final Report, produced under subcontract by Community Partners:

  • Some 78 percent of participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the program, especially its networking component.
  • The networking component of the program was very successful and all of the participants expressed interest in maintaining contact with one another.

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