Healthcare Website Development Helps Combat Worker Shortage

May 31, 2006

According to a report from the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, Pennsylvania residents aged 60-64 are expected to increase 46 percent by 2012.

This population boom will create a substantial need for healthcare workers. To address this need, Elliance created a website for Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) that operates as an information resource for high school students interested in learning about health careers in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Designed with interactive graphics, conversational language, and a bright color scheme, the site appeals to this younger demographic. Students can compare their expectations to the requirements of each specific healthcare job. The site includes information on 15 different healthcare occupations.

Numerous professional profiles detail the education requirements needed for the development of each health career. Average salaries for each occupation, coupled with results from online Self-assessment tests, help students to recognize their own strengths and learn which careers are best suited for their personalities.

As an additional resource for career planning, the interactive discussion forum provides a board for students to learn about internships, research colleges, and engage in an open dialogue with fellow students about a future in healthcare.

To visit the Health Careers Futures site, go to http://www.abouthealthcareers.com.

About the Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation, like its predecessor Montefiore Hospital, invests in strengthening the health care of the entire community. JHF serves as a catalyst for change by working with inspired supporting organizations—including Health Careers Futures and the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative—promoting partnerships, unconventional thinking and new solutions to health and social problems regionally and nationally.

About Elliance

Elliance, the creator of the ennect online marketing toolkit, is an eMarketing firm specializing in results-driven website design and emarketing solutions. Clients include Maps.com, Black Box, Mellon/Dreyfus, Diebold, Medrad, Carnegie Mellon University, Waterpik Technologies, Readers Digest and others. During its 12 + years of experience, Cisco, Dell, the eMarketing Association and others have cited Elliance as one of the top innovators in the use of technology to deliver eMarketing solutions.