Health Professions Pathway Grant Program
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Health Professions Pathway Grant Program

Health Professions Pathway Grant ProgramIn an effort to assist individuals and families affected by the recent economic down-turn, and to support and enhance the ever growing need for qualified healthcare workers, the Obama Administration, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration, has provided funding whereby low-income individuals, who meet the eligibility requirements, may be selected to receive training and support services through the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Pathways Grant. This initiative is designed to eliminate roadblocks that would otherwise prevent candidates from obtaining education, training and ultimately employment in various high demand health care occupations.

The County College of Morris, in collaboration with the Morris County School of Technology, is a Partnering College with The Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (NNJHPC), a region-wide capacity building initiative to strengthen and expand healthcare industry occupational training through workforce readiness and integrated basic skills preparation, workforce supportive services, and occupational skill development leading to certification and employment for TANF and other low-income participants.

The NNJHPC is a cross-county partnership covering the North New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren. Consortium partners include: Hudson County Community College, Essex County College, Meridian Health, Union County College, Sussex County Community College, Warren County Community College, Middlesex County College, Brookdale Community College, Passaic County Community College, Bayada Nurses, Bergen Community College and the County College of Morris.
Personnel involved in the implementation and administration of the Health Professions Pathways Grant Program:
  • Dr. Jane Armstrong Ph. D. – Dean
  • Barbara McShane – Learning Specialist
  • Tutor – (PT.) TBA
  • John A. Johnson M. ED. - Site Coordinator
  • Counselor – TBA (PT.)
  • Health Professions Consultant TBA (PT.)
Certification Program Offerings:
  • Certified Homemaker Health Aide CHHA)  
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Sys. Tech
  • EKG Technician
  • Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist  
A study funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.
This activity/program has been partially funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families through the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (Grant Number 90FX0001). This document was supported by Grant Number 90FX0001 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.