The Healthcare Workforce Collaborative was originally launched in October 2015, with grant support from JPMorgan Chase and led by Advocate Healthcare and the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance, for the purpose of aligning employers and workforce partners to address systemic challenges in healthcare workforce development. 

We thank our generous supporters: JP Morgan Chase, Michael Reese Health Trust, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. 

Today the Healthcare Workforce Collaborative stands as an independent consortium overseen by volunteer employer co-chairs and comprised of employer members, strategic partners, and funders throughout Chicagoland.


The Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative unites employers and industry partners to support an inclusive healthcare workforce, provide accessibility for unemployed and underemployed populations, and develop innovative responses to the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.

Value Proposition:

For healthcare employers who believe in the necessity of a strong local workforce, the Healthcare Workforce Collaborative is a consortium of employers and partners that identifies and implements impactful, data-driven and action-oriented training and hiring solutions, especially for communities with high rates of unemployment and underemployment.

CHWC EMPLOYER Partners include:

  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Amita Health
  • Cook County Health and Hospital System
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sinai Chicago
  • South Shore Hospital
  • University of Illinois Health & Hospital System
  • University of Chicago Medicine

Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative

Employer-Led Solutions for a Strong Local Healthcare Workforce.

The Healthcare Workforce Collaborative unites healthcare employers and industry partners to develop innovative workforce solutions and respond to the emerging employment needs of the healthcare industry in Chicagoland. We work together to find ways to eliminate employment barriers, support a strong and qualified workforce, and hire directly from the communities where we work and live. By focusing on action-oriented solutions, we aim to support a more inclusive healthcare workforce in Chicagoland.