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The Inland Coalition is a program of Reach Out and 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.


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Marina Mejia

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Michael Sacoto

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Violet Burns

Project Support Coordinator 

Issue: 69
August 25, 2015

          Updates &           Announcements
ARMC recruits health professional mentors for HEAL academy.
Jerry Almendarez, Sup., CJUSD
 Thanks to the efforts of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Colton Joint Unified School District Superintendent, Jerry Almendarez, eight health professional mentors have been recruited for a pilot mentoring program with HEAL (Health Education and Learning) academy juniors. The purpose of the mentoring is career development, soft skills, and academic encouragement for the students. The students will meet in small groups with the same mentor each
New professional mentors and mentees learn about the program.
month throughout the year. Mentors will receive an orientation and have been TB tested and live scanned through the district.The San Bernardino Medical Society has committed to a long term follow-up study for the pilot project. 
Joe Ruddon, ARMC Bus. Dev. Officer

West/East Health Professions Nexus recognizes summer interns. Last week five Etiwanda High School students were recognized for their 90-hour internship at Pomona Community-based Adult Services Center. This marks the second year that PCBAS has graciously opened their doors to high school students interested in a health professions career. The students shared the impact of this experience on their futures and expressed a deep appreciation for the various staff at PCBAS who took the time to answer 
L-R: Lupe Feldhaus, McKenzie Smith, Gerardo Conchas, Ryan Hart, Jaileene Jimenez, Jordan Lee, Virgina Kelson, Michelle Dolven
their many questions and show them the skills needed to work with this special population. Students were also given a "disability" for a day to better understand (and appreciate) what the client's needs. This increased their empathy and further underscored their desire to serve in this capacity. Special thanks to Virginia Kelson, from Chaffey Joint USD, and Lupe Feldhaus from PCBAS for taking charge of this summer internship program!

12 spots left for Inland Coalition Resource Day this Friday! Don't miss out on this once-a-year event!  Our guest speakers include Jewyl Clark from HASPI, Dee Neidringhaus from HOSA and Debra McCoy to talk about the Y-PLAN. There will be break-out sessions, training, classroom materials, and so much more. A lite breakfast and lunch is also provided.  This is an educator-only event for health pathway teachers. If you are planning to attend but have not yet registered, please get together with your team and register online. Registration closes Thursday, August 27. ~

Teachers & Health Professionals
Student assessment and proficiency exams for educators. Here is a new tool to add to your classroom arsenal which may help you to better assess student preparedness in math and science. It's called the National Health Science Exam or NCHSE. Students who pass get a certificate of proficiency. The exam is offered by Precision Exams who offer similar assessment tests in many areas of study.~

Men in Nursing Conference. Brought to you by HWI, this long- awaited conference is going to be dynamic. For more information, see the attached flyer.~ 

Medical Surgical Concepts Made Easy. This is a two-day workshop offering a whopping 10 CE units! It will be held on the campus of Cal State University San Bernardino. See flyer for details.~  

Parenting classes offered throughout the region. The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) at Reach Out is a collaborative effort to educate and strengthen families by helping parents of all ages learn new parenting skills and positive parenting techniques, get support, and meet other parents. 

*For dates on the Chaffey College class, please contact a NPP staffer at the Reach Out office: 909-982-8641.~



Popular links - your connection to great resources. We often bring you information and reports from State and County agencies as well as foundations related to healthcare and building the health pathway. For your convenience, we have added links to these sources on the left.~

Students & Parents
Healthcare for Me In the I.E. This grass roots video campaign features students just like you who are making the pledge to choose a health-related career, get their education and then serve right here at home. Wanna be inspired? Click on the video below:

YAHA Advocates! Looking for a great community event where you can share health access information? Every week we post community events from all over the Inland Empire in our weekly update (that thing you are reading online right now)! See community events listed on the left-hand side and take advantage of these opportunities to inform the public of health access they may not beware of! 

Parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for your youth to get involved in. Each month the AHA (American Heart Association) offers wonderful volunteer opportunities through-out the Inland Empire. If your student needs volunteer hours, see the attached list of  current volunteer experiences available! 

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A look back at the Emergency Careers Bootcamp. Watch the video on this summer's 5-day 911 Careers bootcamp. Or go online to see our photo album and find out what students you like thought of their experience.