The Mission of High School Home Health Education Foundation (HSHHEF) is to offer free health career training in an after school setting to high school seniors. In one semester, the teens are prepared for a future career as Certified Nursing Assistants, Geriatric Nurses and Home Health Aides. In addition to classroom instruction, the program includes practical on-the-job-training. HSHHEF partners with Ingleside at King Farm, a continuing care retirement community in Rockville, MD< where the students work hands on with patients under the supervision of experienced nursing professionals.
The ideal candidate for the training class is a responsible, non-college bound student with good communication skills, who show a commitment to helping others.
The program was launched in Prince George’s County, and recently expanded to Montgomery County. Dr. Leahy is no in negotiation to bring the healthcare training program to Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest D.C.
Initially, the program was the recipient of three local grans which assisted in launching the program in Prince George’s County. The major assets of the Foundation, which underwrite the programs are derived from royalties of the textbook/workbook Providing Home Care, now 4th edition, and Caregiving at Home, a sourcebook focused on “baby boomers” caring for the parents or spouses.
**From High School Home Health Education Foundation Brochure