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Webinar: Culturally Responsive, Evidence-Based Practices for Engaging Communities of Color

HWI Presents: Webinar: One of TwoDr. Johnathan Martinez, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at California State University Northridge will be discussing with you the topic of cultural diversity and the emphasis on evidence-based care. Given the current climate and disparities in care, we have a responsibility to embody cultural humility when serving clients.As…

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Dental Hygiene Board of California has released a Notice of Proposed Action

NOTICE OF ACTIONThe Dental Hygiene Board of California has released a Notice of Proposed Action to amend section 1107 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations related to:“RDH Course in Periodontal Soft Tissue Curettage, Local Anesthesia, and Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia (SLN)”. The Dental Hygiene Board of California has released a Notice…

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PPE Relief Volunteers Needed NOW

In an effort to ensure California physicians can continue to provide care to patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the California Medical Association (CMA) is partnering with State of California Office of Emergency Services (OES) to provide free medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) – including N95 and surgical masks, gowns, gloves and…

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DHBC Update

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) submitted the Wet Lab waiver that allows students to obtain credit for online biomedical sciences courses without the use of a wet lab was approved. That’s good news! The bad news is that the waiver is limited in time duration and only valid for 60 days from July…

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Regional Highlights from the Health Workforce Initiative Team

Health Workforce Initiative TeamLos Angeles RegionLos Angeles Regional Nursing Curriculum Consortium (RNCC). 14 of the 17 Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in the region have received Strong Workforce funding in 2019-2020 and in the process of applying for 2020-2021 SWP funds to continue the momentum. The goal is to create a…

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CDPH AFL Home Health Aide Training Programs

AFL 20-57 June 19, 2020SUBJECT: Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Home Health Aide Training Programs (HHA Training Programs)

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CCCCO Legislative Weekly State and Federal Update: June 12, 2020

CCCCO Legislative Weekly State and Federal UpdatePriority State LegislationAB 1930 (Medina) would require the Trustees of the California State University (CSU), and requests the Regents of the University of California (UC), before adding any changes in student eligibility policy that affects students systemwide of that segment to engage in a multi-step…

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VITAS Healthcare and Health Workforce Initiative Collaborate

Employer EngagementA Win-Win Partnership!VITAS Healthcare and the Health Workforce Initiative work to provide student learning opportunities for remote direct patient care activity for Nursing and Allied Health Programs at the California Community Colleges. Copy of the presentation from Tuesday, June 4, 2020FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES:Students receive clinical hours while providing remote check-in calls…

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Webinars updated

This week we have added some additions to the webinar links:June 4, 2020 “The Future of Work: The Education-to-Employment Pipeline,” co-hosted by CalMatters and The Milken Institute.June 4, 2020 VITAS Healthcare Partnership with CA Community College Program DirectorsJune 3, 2020 Board of Vocational Nursing/ Psychiatric Technician webinarFind more information here Webinars

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Makerspace Donations from the Community Colleges in response to COVID-19

The Statewide and Regional Directors from the Advanced Manufacturing, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health, and Transportation & Logistics sectors worked together to support the success of the California Community Colleges Makerspace response to the COVID-19 PPE crisis.See report 

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