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Journal Recognizes KP’s Workforce Development Strategy

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Kaiser workers discuss the AAPA article.

With the increasing complexity and pace of change in health care, “soft skills” such as problem solving, collaboration, cultural competence and team leadership are becoming as important as technical skills. That’s why Kaiser Permanente and the unions in the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, through the Labor Management Partnership and its unit-based teams, engage the workforce in continuous learning, critical thinking and performance improvement.

Recognizing KP’s unique workplace strategy, the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants invited LMP to submit an article for its July 2013 issue, “Building the right skills for the healthcare workforce of the future.” This link will get you to the journal’s website; scroll past the headline to read the full text of the article.

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