Joint Quarterly meeting schedule for 2014 announced!
The CA Health Workforce Alliance and our partners at the CA Health Professions Consortium are excited to announce our Joint Quarterly meeting schedule for 2014. We will be meeting on the following dates:
The first meeting of the year on January 23 will be held in Los Angeles and we’ll be sending out details to our members soon!
Preliminary Report About Community Health Workers Now Available
CHWA is proud to release its preliminary findings in a report entitled“Taking Innovation to Scale: Community Health Workers, Promotores, and the Triple Aim.”
Funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), the report provides our initial findings after conducting a statewide assessment and additionally offers recommendations to better utilize community health workers and promotores in meeting the objectives of the Triple Aim – Improving the Experience of Care; Improving the Health of Populations; and Reducing the Per Capita Costs of Health Care.
The final report will be available November, 2013 and CHWA is currently actively forming a statewide task force that will create strategies for implementing the report’s recommendations in a second phase of the project in 2014.
Healthcare Workforce Development Division of OSHPD announces mini-grants!
OSHPD has announced that it will be providing mini-grant support to healthcare pathway programs that serve economically/educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented students pursuing health careers. There are two fund categories: a) Health Career Conferences and Workshops; b) Health Career Exploration.
Look for the RFA in early 2014 and sign up for OSHPD’s alerts here:
Linked Learning Vital to Building Successful Health Pathway Programs
Linked Learning bridges what students learn in the classroom to the real-world learning experiences.
Established in 2008, the Linked Learning Alliance works to expand access to Linked Learning opportunities to all students across California.
Check out these videos of Superintendents and Board of Ed Members talking about what Linked Learning has accomplished for students in their communities!
Watch now: http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/video/?video=boardmembers