Welcome Back: International Healthcare Worker Assistance Center


Internationally trained health professionals here in the U.S. must struggle through a maze of obstacles to be able to practice their professions. Yet, many community based clinics and health programs cannot find staff who are culturally competent to work with the communities they serve.

Welcome Back is a program designed to offer counseling and educational programs to internationally trained health professionals already in the U.S., who are un- or underemployed in health services.

Credentials and jobs: Our first goal is to help these health professionals obtain licenses, credentials, orientation, and to find jobs in the U.S. health system.

The San Francisco Welcome Back Center is the lead site of the Welcome Back Initiative with additional sites in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Boston. 



The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, The San Francisco Foundation


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