Blog Posts By: Susan Wally

HealthStart Academy inspires urban students to enter health sciences careers

PREP-KC’s HealthStart Academy offers post-secondary readiness to urban high schoolers through college-level classes, campus visits, advising, and mentoring.

October 6, 2016

In the Kansas City region, people of color are underrepresented in health sciences occupations. Additionally, there are too few candidates to meet the workforce demands of this growing field. According to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, health care and social assistance is the highest employment and wage growth industry in Kansas City—but only […]


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