#GivingTuesday – Give the Gift of Opportunity

#GivingTuesday is just one week away! #GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. 🎁At HealthForcePartners, give the gift of opportunity. Join the movement next week and help us continue to make an impact with your donation.⠀

Take Action to Grow the Regional Workforce!

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a major new initiative to expand California’s health care workforce and recruit health care professionals to address the COVID-19 surge. Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical and nursing students, or members of medical disaster response teams in California are all encouraged to join the new California Health Corps.

Newsom said he believes the state can add 37,000 healthcare workers by asking recently retired providers, those in the process of getting a medical license in the state and students enrolled in medical or nursing schools to apply.

HealthForce Partners Call to Action:

Now is the time for us, to ensure that there is adequate staff for health care sites that will meet the urgent needs of our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Northern San Joaquin Valley alone, we are facing a shortage of healthcare professionals throughout all sectors. The next few weeks are critical in making sure there is highly trained staff available for employment.
HealthForce Partners is here to support the mobilization of our partners and community by:

  • Supporting our local education systems to help speed up licensure and Health Corps applications
  • Outreach to retired healthcare professionals
  • Connect with educators and employers on what each of their specific hiring needs are

Take action today to help support the regional effort of growing our healthcare workforce! Fill out our form below and let us know how we can help.

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How to Support Healthcare Workers

With the rise of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, our healthcare professionals have been working tirelessly to keep our communities safe, protected, and healthy. Not only are they providing comfort and care to those who have COVID-19 but they are also screening patients and fielding questions from the public.

These everyday heroes are not dawning a superhero cape but care for the vulnerable and risk their own sense of security in order to put others first. How can we help and thank them for their work?

Here are some things you can do to show appreciation for their efforts and help ease some of the burdens that health care professionals have shouldered:

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Our First Medical Assistant Program Completed!

On March 5, 2020, our first Medical Assistant Program concluded. All 22 program participants are incumbent workers from Community Medical Centers who have now taken the next step to advance their healthcare careers. 

The 22 incumbent workers from CMC were enrolled in an intensive and fast-paced 6-week full commitment program at Lincoln Technical Academy/Lodi Adult School. Through the program, participants prepared for the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCMBA) certification, reviewing key elements and scope of practice, and exploring new technical and medical skills. All participants have registered for the CCMBA exam at the beginning of the program and will take the exam this year. Through the collaborative educational partnership of Lincoln Technical Academy/Lodi Adult School, the training and curriculum have been tailored to fit the employment and skills requirements of CMC.

At HealthForce Partners, our partner-based approach coordinates strategies that leverage the resources of multiple partners to grow the local healthcare workforce. Through this collaborative partnership, we have been able to design solutions, like our Medical Assistant Bootcamp, to provide a rapid response to the healthcare gaps in our communities.We are excited to continue to work alongside all of our partners to meet the needs of the dynamic healthcare industry across the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

Available Resources For Students

With the closure of school campuses, local school districts and companies are working to provide free resources to students. Check out these available resources below:

Lodi Unified School District

LUSD is providing free meals to their students 18 and under starting March 23rd. Pick-up is at multiple Lodi schools. More info at:  https://www.lodiusd.net/parents/coronavirus-and-coldflu-season

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