Results from a 2015 SI PPS partner survey indicated unmet training and job development needs. Health care delivery is moving towards a greater emphasis on community-focused care, creating new positions such as community health worker (CHW) and certified peer recovery advocate (CPRA). To help hospitals and health systems meet emerging workforce demands, SI PPS developed new training programs specifically for impeding needs for certified nurse aides (CNAs), CHWs and CPRAs to address the opioid crisis. The workplace learning programs support participants’ entry and advancement in health care jobs, offer existing staff the ability to learn new skills and
earn college credits toward a degree, and help incumbent staff adapt to new job demands.