Five Core WIB Roles
Welcome Back Centers involve a wide range of regional stakeholders.


Involving Stakeholders

A major factor in the success of the Welcome Back Initiative is the financial and in-kind support of its diverse stakeholders. The program operates by establishing centers in major urban areas. In each of these areas, the center brings together local medical and educational facilities, making connections that enable the people it serves to get the training and experience they need. Some funding providers include The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Healthcare, The Grossmont Healthcare District, Scripps/Mercy Hospital, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. The Welcome Back Centers are housed at and receive in-kind support from City College of San Francisco, Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles and a Kaiser Permanente Clinic in San Diego. The program has many additional educational partners, which are listed in their entirety on their website. The UCLA Medical Center is a notable example; the Welcome Back Centers have recently established a program in conjunction with UCLA to give Spanish-speaking physicians completing the Welcome Back program excellent opportunities for residencies.

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