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The 2015 Health Professions Conference
  February 25, 2015
Cal State San Bernardino


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Upcoming Nexus Meetings

WE Health Professions Nexus Meeting
February 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Palomares High School

  San Bernardino Metro Nexus Meeting 
February 23
2:30 - 4:30 PM
DBH - Hospitality Lane
Inland Coalition Quarterly Meeting 
March 16
4:00 - 6:00 PM
APU - San Bernardino
RSVP to Carol for all meetings.


Upcoming Events 


March 8, 2015

Free Family Health Fair

Indian Springs High School


March 14, 2015

Girl Talk III

Valley College


March 14, 2015

Keep It Moving Health Fair

Valley College


March 27, 2015

Phoenix Academy Career Fair

Phoenix Academy


March 28, 2015

Track Meet & Health Fair

St. Catherine of Sienna


April 4, 2015

Spring Eggstravaganza

City of Rialto


April 11, 2015

Health, Wellness and Resource Fair

Cucamonga School District


April 11, 2015

Children's Safety Fair

City of Rialto


April 18, 2015

 2nd Annual Play Day

Child Care Resource Center


May 15, 2015

Desert Mountain SELPA

Community Closet and Resource Fair


July 27-31, 2015

YLF Forum 

Cal State University - Sacramento

The Inland Coalition was established in March 2007 to convene the health careers employers, educators, and community stakeholders in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and the Pomona Valley in a coordinated effort to address regional health workforce.

Visit www.inlandcoalition/ for more information.


Carol Allbaugh

Director, Inland Coalition 


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Issue: 43
February 23, 2015

Countdown to the 2015 HP Conference! Over 600 backpacks were assembled for students attending the conference this Wednesday at CSUSB. A special thank you to the CRY-ROP volunteers who helped us stuff bags with materials and snacks.

Happy volunteers stuff over 600 backbacks at CRY-ROP


Students from Cajon Cowboy Health Academy participated in a health site visit at American Medical Response. Teacher Chris Peters stated: "The trip was absolutely awesome. The buzz among the kids afterwards was as good as I've ever heard. Thank you again for setting it up.

Students and teacher, Chris Peters, listen to Robert Coster explain equipment inside an ambulance.

I just sent a thank you note to Mr. Shumaker as well. Please alert us to any future trip opportunities remotely close to this one. I can't overemphasize how far just a few trips like this go towards establishing the reputation of a pathway among students. I could tell that many of my freshmen truly understood the purpose of the pathway for the first time yesterday." 


Students from Canyon Springs Health Academy participated in a healthy cooking lessons with health professionals from

Riverside County Regional Medical Center as part of the HELP program. This is one of the chefs working with students to create nutritious, fresh, low fat, chicken chipotle wraps. Yum!



DPH Externships are now available! The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is offering to host teachers (at least one in each department) for a 20-hour externship in the WIC and Nutrition program, Environmental Health Services, Accreditation and Clinic Operations. Return the attached application to by February 27th.



Get the latest news from OSHPD here!


New funding opportunity for geriatric workforce enhancement. This new FOA combines four former streams of funding initiatives that support geriatric health care. It is now a three-year cooperative agreement with award amounts up to $750,000 (per year) with an additional $100,000 if Alzheimer's related services/care is included. To briefly summarize this initiative, it is to "...establish and operate geriatric centers that will implement the...project to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults...." To this end the FOA requires collaborations that include the "Aging Network" (see p.12 of FOA). Of note, there is special emphasis on integrating geriatric care into primary care and serving underserved older adults. More information on the program purpose and eligibility can be found online or by contacting Nina Tumosa at 301-443-5626 or email:


New funding for expanding the paraprofessional workforce in mental and behavioral health is also available. See the announcement and application here.


Did You Know? San Bernardino County has the second highest rate of heart failure in California. The National Forum and the County of San Bernardino are proud to present the piloting of the national Stronger Hearts Helpline, a new 24/7 call-center resource for individuals and families affected by heart failure in San Bernardino County. The Helpline, which is part of the county's existing 2-1-1 referral hotline, will provide patients with free, easy-to-use resources to help them understand and manage the disease. It will also gather important data for value-based approaches to preventive health care in the county and nationwide.


(Vendors and Agencies)
  • St. Catherine of Sienna School is hosting their 3rd Annual Track Meet and Health Fair on March 28th. See the vendor letter as well as the vendor application form if you are interested in having a booth there.
  • City of Rialto Spring Eggstravaganza on April 4th. See the vendor application form if you are interested in a having a booth there. 
  • Cucamonga School District Resource Fair is looking for agencies to participate on April 11. Please download the application form if you are interested in participating.
Student & Parent
Future Physician Leaders Program (FLP). This is a great program for your students this summer. There is a cohort here in the Riverside/SB area at CSUSB campus. The program dates are June 22nd - August 7th with an orientation a week before (June 18th).The FLP is a lifelong mentorship program for pre-medical high school students and undergraudate students specifically from the Coachella Valley, Riverside-San Bernardino and Temecula region. For seven weeks in the summer, students participate in leadership lecture series, community service projects, and physician shadowing. 

The Loma Linda Gateway program will run from July 12-30, 2015 with a special reunion/celebration event on August 2, 2015. This program is open to San Bernardino and Riverside County students. It's a commuter program (you arrive in the morning and leave in the afternoon) but there is limited capacity to provide host-stay families for students from the further regions of Riverside/San Bernardino. The program gives preference to juniors and seniors in high school and is meant to be an introduction to the health professions for minority and disadvantaged students. Deadline for applications is May 22nd.