The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) was selected as one of the first 10 foundations nationwide - and the only one in California in the first funding round- to participate in a new national initiative to develop and test solutions to America's nursing shortage. VCCF has partnered with California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) to develop strategies to address the structural issues around nursing capacity to serve our population.
The goal of the project is to determine priority issues around nursing in Ventura County and to develop a common set of sustainable long-term strategies to address recruitment, health policy and diversity in the nursing profession, with emphasis on developing funding strategies for the Ventura County region. Working in partnership with CSUCI, the initiative focuses on:
- Determining priority issues for the region through interaction with nursing leaders and professionals
- Engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors through symposia and a nursing summit
- Educating other funders about priority issues and developing funding strategies to address these issues
- Working with the other Partners Investing in Nursing Committee (PINC) partners to create models that link funders to community priorities around nursing issues
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