Scholarships to provide career training, job opportunities and resources to pregnant mothers who are Community First members.
SAN ANTONIO – February 24, 2021 – Community First Health Plans announces the EMPOWERING PATHWAYS: Maternal Scholarship Program. An applicant-based scholarship program for Community First members who are mothers-to-be.
The EMPOWERING PATHWAYS: Maternal Scholarship Program was created to provide expectant mothers access to funding for career training and the opportunity for a full-time position in the healthcare industry after their baby arrives. Career certificate programs include; Acute Care Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Patient Care Technician.
“Community First’s goal is to make San Antonio and Bexar County have more successful health outcomes by putting community first. We understand that resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. By connecting mothers with these resources, we are helping to ensure better health for generations to come.”says Loretta A. La Point, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at Community First.
To ensure that the pathway to a new career is successful, the EMPOWERING PATHWAYS: Maternal Scholarship Program also provides recipients with much needed resources including; guidance and career counseling, child care, utility assistance, transportation and desktop computer/laptop (while supplies last) to qualified applicants.
Community First is proud to partner with Communi Care, Quest and Goodwill to launch this pilot program for its members. 10 applicants will be initially awarded and the deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2021. Community First members can learn more and apply at cfhp.com/EmpoweringPathways.
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ABOUT COMMUNITY FIRSTCommunity First Health Plans was established in 1995, by University Health, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first. Learn more at cfhp.com.