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RCC and Transformative Healthcare Offering Paid Work Experience Opportunities for Students During the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Reggie Center ExteriorRoxbury Community College (RCC) and Transformative Healthcare are teaming up to connect RCC students to job openings at vaccination sites, such as the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The students will serve in non-clinical roles at vaccination sites as Check-In Associates, Check-Out Associates, and Post Vaccine Observers and will be compensated for their work.

“This program is an important step in our students’ preparation to become skilled healthcare workers, while also providing them with a source of income that so many of our students need during the pandemic,” says Roxbury Community College President Dr. Valerie Roberson. “We are grateful to Transformative Healthcare for providing students with the opportunity to work alongside their EMT’s, clinicians and highly trained staff.”

The RCC students will help Transformative Healthcare fill the hundreds of staff positions necessary to provide COVID-19 vaccination programs to the most vulnerable populations. Students can apply online or get information by calling (978) 335-1704.

"Addressing systemic health inequities, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs are part of our mission at Transformative Healthcare,” says Charles T. Lelon, Transformative Healthcare CEO. “We have found a like-minded partner with RCC. Together, we will train and hire a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and create permanent employment programs that will far outlast the COVID-19 pandemic."

CIC Health was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to operate and expand the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. The vaccination site is part of the state’s comprehensive program to reach Massachusetts communities of color hardest hit by COVID-19.

“The Reggie Lewis Center mass vaccination site has expanded vaccine access and equity for residents of Roxbury and its surrounding neighborhoods, and partnership with the local community has been key to its progress,” said Dr. Atul Gawande, co-founder and executive chair of CIC Health. “This program to employ RCC healthcare students provides yet another way of supporting and involving the local community.”

RCC has a longstanding tradition of meeting the workforce needs of Boston’s largest employers in the field of healthcare. The College offers both credit and non-credit health sciences programs, and regularly meets with industry leaders to update program curricula and ensure students have access to the best clinical sites in Boston. RCC remains committed to its important mission of providing a cost-effective education and essential resources to students facing financial challenges.

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About Roxbury Community College:
Founded in 1973, Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered, open-access community college. RCC offers associates degree and certificate programs, online courses, corporate and community education programs, and lifelong learning programs.

About Transformative Healthcare:
Transformative Healthcare delivers cost efficient, quality patient outcomes by optimizing how patients and data move through the healthcare system. We create customized partnerships for municipal 911 emergency response, inter-facility medical transportation, patient testing, vaccine administration, remote monitoring and logistics services. Our proprietary software and analytics improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs.

Transformative Healthcare launched mobile & onsite COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration services in 2020 to serve major organizations. We proudly support the risk management & return-to-work strategies of state governments, municipalities, skilled-nursing & assisted living facilities, private universities & colleges, and corporations.

Transformative Healthcare is proud to support the Commonwealth’s ‘Stop the Spread’ campaign and bring COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs to the most vulnerable populations. The company’s COVID-19 resulting, tracking and reporting solutions have assisted Massachusetts to be at the forefront of pandemic management and response.
For more information visit https://www.transformativehc.com/.

About CIC Health:
CIC Health was co-founded early in the pandemic by Tim Rowe and Dr. Atul Gawande. It offers comprehensive COVID-19 testing and vaccination services that are accessible, fast, and easy. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the health tech company operates dozens of public testing sites throughout New England as well as mass vaccination sites in the Commonwealth, including at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. CIC Health facilitated more than 1 million PCR tests in its first six months, and over 100,000 vaccinations in less than five weeks. The company collaborates with private and public entities like CLIA-certified labs, physician networks, health care institutions, and state and municipal governments to streamline and expedite operations to meet public health challenges. It is a Tech Top 50 Company in Massachusetts and a subsidiary of Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Learn more at cic-health.com.