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Here are the upcoming Nexus meetings.

San Bernardino Metro Nexus Meeting
November 23

WE Health Professions Nexus Meeting
November 19

Riverside Regional Nexus Meeting
November 18

October 2015
Health Education Center classes

October 31
San Bernardino

November 2

November 5

November 7

November 7
Fall Harvest Festival
San Bernardino

November 11
San Bernardino

November 13
Garden Grove

November 17
San Bernardino

November 18 
Los Angeles

November 21

December 5 & 6
Loma Linda

January 31


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Student Calendar of Events



November 2

Removed, The Movie



November 13

In Nursing Conference HS Day

Garden Grove



 December 2

Social Media Conduct Seminar

Loma Linda 


December 11

Career Skills Workshop






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: 78
October 26, 2015

          Updates &           Announcements
2016 Health Professions conference gains support. CSUSB's President, Tomas Morales, starts the ball rolling (or the mercury rising) with a sponsorship to the next HP Conference to be held on March 17 at Cal Baptist University. We also want to recognize 
Colton Unified School District's Superintendent of Schools, Jerry Almendarez, who has pledged support a second year in a row. This FREE adult-type 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 have provided a sponsorship letter for your agency or organization asking for your support. We are also putting out a call for workshop presenters.To see highlights from 2015 HP Conference visit our website. 

Upland Students facilitate Stemaplooza Career Corner Activity.
Medical assistant students from Upland HOPE pathway taught middle and high school students some basic facts about bones, muscles, teeth, acids and bases, and prescription counts as a way to introduce the health careers. The students did a great job and even learned a few facts themselves. Thanks to Marie Sliney for your assistance! 

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

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.

Conference puts out call for presenters. The 2016 southern region Student Wellness Conference is looking for breakout presenters and is now accepting proposals. To submit your proposal, visit:  The dates of the conference are July 11-15 in the Palm Desert area. Proposals are due no later than November 30.

NHSC webinar on scholarship and loan programs. If you know someone that is pursuing a career in primary care, please encourage them to join a live webcast featuring a brief presentation about the National Health Service Corps scholarship, loan repayment and students to service loan repayment programs on Wednesday, October 28th from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm EDT. NHSC provider videos will also be shared, followed by a brief Q&A session. To register, visit our dedicated registration page at

CSUSB launches non-invasive neurofeedback. Would you like to improve your attention, concentration, focus, and/or memory?  Neurofeedback can also help reduce or eliminate symptoms of ADD/ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression or other types of limiting conditions.  In some cases, reliance on medication has been reduced or eliminated. You are invited to come out and give it a try. 
Neurofeedback Open House
CSU - San Bernardino
Wednesday, October 28, from 4 - 7 p.m.
College of Education, Room 120

Educational help for future nurses.  The Nursing Workforce Diversity Program at the Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses. The application deadline is November 16, 2015.

The future is now the present in this informative TED talk on editing our DNA. Click on the TED logo above to view the video online. 

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. 

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
Men in Nursing conference hosts high school students. This "student day" is the first of a two-day conference and will foster networks for high school students with professional nurses and current nursing student's engaging in nursing specialties, nursing pathways,and the discussion to influence gender equity and diversity in the nursing profession. Sessions will include access to professional nurses, career pathways, and keynote speakers from varied areas of professional work environments. This is a great opportunity for students in high school seeking to interact with professional nurses and learn about the nursing profession.

An invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner. This year the YMCA's Operation Thanksgiving is inviting members of the community who won't have a hot turkey dinner, to join them at the YMCA in Highland on November 25th. You must RSVP by November 20. See flyer for details.

Film contest promotes positive mental health and suicide prevention. The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement. Check out this exciting opportunity to participate in the movement by creating 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts on these topics. In addition, your school or organization is offered free prevention programs and educational resources. This year there is a new category, "Through the Lens of Culture." Visit the program website for contest rules and more information. Submission deadline is March 1, 2016.

"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 teacher 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.

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. 

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. 

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.