Investigates barriers to employment for Boys and Men of Color while providing specific policy recommendations for the state of California to increase employment in the healthcare sector for Boys and Men of Color.
“This report summarizes key opportunities and barriers for [Boys and Men of Color] in allied health professions. Through a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders, we have identified three areas — public K-12 education, the juvenile justice system, and men’s health — that have significant impacts” for the employment outcomes of Boys and Men of Color (p.5). The current “economic and workforce conditions present stakeholders with an opportunity to solve chronic unemployment and underemployment of [Boys and Men of Color] in California” (p.5). “By coordinating state and regional efforts, California can increase the diversity of its health sector while simultaneously creating a viable solution to chronic unemployment in communities of color” (p.5). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)