NCHSTE Announces Partnership with National Academy Foundation to create the Academy of Health and Biomedical Sciences - Stay tuned for more information!!
The National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science and technology education. The consortium was organized in 1991 to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well prepared health care workforce.
Driven by high cost, rapid technological changes, increased demand for health services, and dramatic employment growth in the health care community, a variety of studies, proposals, and legislative initiatives continue to emerge. Each of these studies, proposals and initiatives has an impact on Health Science and Technology Education Programs that prepare health care employee candidates.
Formation of the Consortium followed numerous discussions among health careers educators from several key states. The group recognized the critical need to reduce duplication and fragmentation of health care educational efforts and to position the educational system to meet the human resource demands of the health care industry.
At the initial charter meeting, the mission, purpose, and goals were formulated. These statements of intent formed the basis for futuristic planning necessary for maintaining programs that are consistent with the human resource needs of the health care industry, responding to changing demographics of the nation, and providing for global recognition of the highest quality health care available.
Charter Consortium members include representatives of six state departments of education (California, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee), the American Hospital Association, and Kaiser Permanente. Future plans called for expansion of Consortium membership to any agency, association, or individual interested in promoting and implementing the Consortium's goals and programs.
The Consortium is an incorporated, non-profit orgainization and has a 501(c)(3)tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.