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Here are the upcoming Nexus meetings.

San Bernardino Metro Nexus Meeting
WE Health Professions Nexus Meeting
November 19

Riverside Regional Nexus Meeting
November 18

October 2015
Health Education Center classes

October 22
San Bernardino

October 23

October 24
San Bernardino

October 27
San Bernardino

October 31
San Bernardino

November 2

November 5

November 7

November 7
Fall Harvest Festival
San Bernardino

November 11
San Bernardino

November 17
San Bernardino

November 18 
Los Angeles

November 21

January 31


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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.


Office Contacts:

Carol Allbaugh

Director, Inland Coalition

Marina Mejia

Project Coordinator

Michael Sacoto

Project Coordinator

Rehman Attar

Outreach Specialist

Violet Burns

Project Support Coordinator 

Issue: 76
October 19, 2015

          Updates &           Announcements
 2016 Health Professions Conference seeks your sponsorship! 
The Inland Coalition is preparing for the 2016 Health Professions Conference to be held on Thursday, March 17, at Cal Baptist University for 500 young men and women of high school age studying for a career in healthcare. This FREE conference offers students opportunities to learn more about various health professions, college preparation and resources to successfully achieve their dreams. All of this is made possible by volunteers, sponsors, and health professionals who donate their time. We need to raise $24,500 more dollars and you can help! We have provided a sponsorship letter for your agency or organization asking for your support. To see highlights from 2015 HP Conference visit our website. 

Reach Out participates in Thanksgiving food drive. For the last four years our agency has helped
provide a holiday meal for needy families as part of the Eat and Be Well outreach. If you have extra canned foods you can donate, please bring them by the RO office in Upland (1126 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 250) and place them in our big red tubs in the lobby by November 20. We especially need:
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Turkey Gravy

(sample poster only)
"Healthcare 4 Me In the IE" poster contest accepting abstracts. Our homegrown campaign is raising awareness about studying, living, and serving as a healthcare professional in the Inland Empire. We have supplied instructions  as well as judges criteria for the contest, which is sponsored by Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing. The contest will include monetary awards as well as other prizes. We hope you will join this movement to fill the healthcare gap in the Inland Empire region.

Teachers & Health Professionals
Teacher Externships still available. Every year the Inland Coalition scours the Inland Empire to find the best opportunities for our health pathway teachers to gain hands-on experience to enhance their classroom instruction. The externship is just 20 hours and you will be asked to put together a portfolio (for a sample of a great portfolio, see the HOSA portfolio) of your experience. We honor our teacher externs with a certificate of completion and an opportunity to share their experience with other teachers. Here are some of the externship sites available. We also have a spot offered by AMR starting on December 8 for a SB county pathway teacher. To get hooked up with one of these opportunities, contact Carol Allbaugh.

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?? Yes, it's less than five weeks away and as we find opportunities for your classroom to help the less fortunate we will post them in the Weekly Update. Here is one from Lestonnace Free Clinic in San Bernardino who is providing Free turkey dinners to 15,000 people in four counties. To volunteer email: with the subject line: Turkey Giveaway Helping Hands. Indicate who you are and when you are available to volunteer at the San Bernardino clinic.

Resource highlight: The California School-based Health Alliance are the movers and shakers for the development of healthcare programs based where kids are - in school. They have announced new wins in Sacramento with the signing of several crucial bills to provide health care to undocumented children and increase school-based clinic hours and services.  For more about their work visit:

OSHPD Song-Brown Application opening soon.  If you are planning to apply for the first time this year, we encourage you to register in the system now to avoid any delays in initiating an application

Free Webinar on the Use of Multi-Criteria for the Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Saddleback College is hosting this seminar on October 29th from 3 - 4 PM. 


Youth Mental Health First Aid. Sometimes first aid isn't CPR or a bandaid - sometimes it's you. This training teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. It is free and you can schedule a training at your school or agency. For details click here

Upcoming CEU training seminar. Community Partners and DBH staff might be interested in the Behavioral Health Needs of Women Veterans Training on October 28. See flyer for more information.
Save the Date. The next CHPC/CHWA quarterly meeting is December 16 in Los Angeles. Click here to view the announcement. 

Career Institute is recruiting students 18-24 for the CNA program. The student must have their high school diploma and live in the west end of San Bernardino County. If you know of any young adult that may qualify, please refer them to Jana Shearer at the Career Institute. 909.481.0270.
Students & Parents
Removed - The Movie. This 
series of two short films chronicles one girls' journey into foster care. There is a free screening at the Magnolia Church in Riverside on November 2. See flyer for details. 

Free seminar on social media conduct. Loma Linda University is providing a special talk on social media and professional conduct entitled "They loved your resume, but then they saw your social media..." Learn what to avoid and how to prevent your social media from hindering your employment opportunities. For details see flyer

Soroptomist Live Your Dream Award. This award has disbursed more than 30 million to thousands of woman who have overcome poverty, violence and other life challenges and are pursuing their dream. Eligibility requirements are included in the application and a  reference form  are also provided. 

Part-time Internship Opportunity.
If you are interested in global health/human rights in Afghanistan then check out this opportunity to work in Women's reproductive health. 

Breathmobile serves area schools. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, are helping kids with allergies and asthma with a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile. Staffed with a physician and health care professionals the unit is fully equipped to see and treat kids on site free of charge. These mobile clinics rotate to various schools every six weeks. Know when the breathmobile will be at your school. We have included an English/Spanish flyer on the program as well as the unit's schedules for October.
  • Breathmobile unit 1  - October
  • Breathmobile unit 2 - October

Education scholarships available for undocumented students. Generation Progress and the National Latino Education Network have provided a list of scholarships available to undocumented students for the 2016/17 school year. 

Youth technology summit kicks off at Harvey Mudd College.  If you have a passion for technology and want to know how you can be a part of it, you don't want to miss this fun and interactive summit on Saturday, October 24. You may apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of registration. See the attached flyer for more information. 

Hey students! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in your community to help you complete your volunteer hours. See the attached list provided by the American Heart Association. HandsOn Inland Empire also has great volunteer opportunities searchable by city.  

Will California run out of college graduates? The demand for a highly skilled (BA/BS degree or above) will exceed the available number of graduates by the year 2030. Read the report