About Us

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Stepping Up is a successful labor management partnership between the UNAP/Rhode Island Hospital Education Fund and Women and Infants Hospital, Rhode Island-based hospitals and other healthcare providers, education and training providers, labor unions and funders. This network is what sets Stepping Up apart as the State’s premier healthcare workforce development, career ladders program. Stepping Up’s [...]


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Our Services


Stepping Up offers a variety of services aimed at assisting Rhode Island residents with entering and advancing within the healthcare field. Stepping Up has two program tracks: the community pipeline and the incumbent employee track. The community track assists unemployed/underemployed Rhode Islanders with gaining the skills and experience needed to enter entry-level jobs in health [...]