Jobs Database Aims to Advance Minorities Into Health Management Positions
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management created a database to link minority candidates to entry- to executive-level health management job openings.
The Institute was established in 1994 to facilitate the advancement of minorities in health service management positions.
As reported to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Institute accomplished the following:
- Developed ONLINE, a database that included resumes from ethnic minority students and professionals, as well as job descriptions and listings of career opportunities.
- Devised a survey tool to assess the skills and demographics of registered candidates, and gathered over 1,000 resumes.
- IFD developed marketing and promotional materials to promote worker and employer awareness and utilization of the database.
- In 1999, reformulated ONLINE as an interactive website which offers a searchable database of qualified minority candidates, areas for discussion and networking, a mentor matching program and a place for employers to post job openings. As of the end of 2007, the website was no longer active.