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Departing Message from John Cordova Statewide Director Health

Message from Statewide Director Health, John CordovaI want to take this time to thank you all for your years of dedication and commitment to the Health Workforce Initiative team's efforts to provide quality education and training to students and incumbent staff to meet the needs of our communities.A bittersweet message. My…

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DCA Issues New Waivers

Exercising the authority under Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Orders N-39-20, the director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued the following waivers today:DCA Waiver DCA-21-136 Order Waiving Requalification Requirements for Private Investigators, Private Patrol Operators, Security Guards, and Alarm Company Agents DCA Waiver DCA-21-137 Order Waiving Restrictions On Licensed Midwives, Physician…

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Telehealth Certification Institute (TCI)

Telehealth Certification Institute (TCI)Offer several free resources on telehealth:TCI’s database of federal and state telehealth rules and regulations is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative available and is regularly updated. https://telementalhealthtraining.com/states-rules-and-regulations Our registry of codes of ethics to guide telehealth best practices provides a single source for accessing information for the…

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CDPH Webinar on How to a Become Volunteer Vaccinator

CDPH Presents All Hands on Deck:How to Become a COVID-19 Volunteer VaccinatorJoin CDPH and learn how authorized providers can volunteer to administerCOVID-19 vaccine in your communityThursday, March 18th, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  REGISTER HERE In this webinar you’ll learn about: •    The public health significance of volunteer vaccinators •    The current California landscape for COVID-19…

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Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Patient Populations

THREE-PART WORKSHOP SERIESCourse Description/Training Goals:The goal of this three-part training series is to better equip Allied Health/Health management and leadership to provide healthcare education services and improve health outcomes for diverse patients in ways that are equitable, culturally proficient, and effective across languages.Who Should Attend:Open to unlicensed and licensed individuals working…

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Nursing Faculty Professional Development Series

Download the flyer hereTOPIC:                  Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing Update PRESENTER:       Wendy Deras DATE:                    Friday, April 23rd TIME:                     2pm-4pmTOPIC:                 …

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CA Joint Sunset Review Oversight Hearings

Each year, the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee hold joint sunset review oversight hearings to review the boards and bureaus under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).  The DCA boards and bureaus are responsible for protecting consumers and the public and regulating…

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Effective Mental Health Self-Care Tools during the Pandemic

The American Nurse Association has provided a video education series for health care providers during the pandemic. A series for all nurses include:Helpful Mental Health Resources Self-Compassion Techniques How to Build Resiliency Mindfulness Meditation  Coping with the Stress of COVID-19 Suicide Prevention StrategiesClick the link to visit the COVID-19 Mental Health Self-Care webpageWebinar link

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When nurses are needed most, nursing programs aren’t keeping up with demand

Parts of the country will face severe shortages by 2030, and Covid-19 is making things worse.Shared is an article featuring many of the California Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs and students. Health protocols are limiting in-person instruction. Nursing teachers are quitting in large numbers, while others are nearing retirement. Hospitals are…

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Year of the Nurse 2020 through 2021

ANA Enterprise joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and global colleagues in extending the Year of the Nurse into 2021.This recognition builds on the increased visibility of nurses’ contribution. https://anayearofthenurse.org/

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