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March 26, 2019

California State University, San Bernardino


New this year - you may reserve your spots! IHPC has instituted a new online RESERVATION and REGISTRATION process. Please mark your calendars with the following dates: 


Date: Tuesday, March 26th

Start time: 7:30 AM

End time: 2:30 PM

Event Address: 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Priority Reservation - Ends January 31, 2019.  If you are a contracted school who has not completed your reservation, please contact your Outreach Specialist for more information.

Open Reservation - Now open for non-contracted schools. Non-IHPC contracted schools will be required to sponsor their school to attend the conference (see Sponsor-A-School sponsorship level below) this year. The following steps will be required:

1) Email Talene Zadekian to reserve your slots with proof of a confirmed bus reservation.

2) Pay for up to 35 students at the Sponsor-A-School sponsorship level ($1,700 flat fee). Let us know if you require an invoice to process payment.

3) Register your student roster by February 22, 2019. 

Student Registration. After the deadline registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the student registration period, teachers/counselors will identify the individual students who will attend the conference and provide their name, class level, and other data. The link for student registration will automatically be sent to teachers who have sent in their bus reservation

Conference Schedule 


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM          School Check In

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM          Opening Session and Keynote Speaker

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM          Walking Transition

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM         Workshop Session I

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM       Transition

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM        Workshop Session II

11:25 PM - 11:35 AM Transition

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM         Vendor Fair and Lunch

12:35 PM - 12:40 PM Transition

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM          Workshop Session III

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM Transition

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM           Closing Session and Keynote Speaker

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Bus Pick-Up/Departures


What to bring

Teachers: Please bring a copy of your districts field trip liability waiver, parental permission slip, and signed photo release form. Some or all of these may be combined into one document - this varies from district to district. For your convenience, you may use the standard Reach Out photo release form if your district does not provide one. 

Check In

Upon arrival, please assemble your group on the mall with a chaperone. We ask that one teacher/chaperone check in the entire group and bring copies of

  1. liability forms

  2. permission slips

  3. photo release forms

  4. roster of students in attendance

You have until March 12th to make changes to your final registration roster online. Any changes after that must be handled at the check in tent. Be advised that the paperwork you bring must be reflective of the actual students in attendance. We cannot allow students on CSUSB property without the appropriate waivers and permission slips. 


Chaperone Duties

CSUSB is a big campus! You will be dropped off at CSUSB Student Union and then we will be transitioning on foot to the School of Education for the workshops. Please keep an eye on your students. There will be plenty of volunteers and staff on hand to assist but it is still your responsibility to keep tabs on your students through out the conference. Students may not leave campus during lunch.

VIP Resource Room

Our popular VIP resource room for teachers and presenters will be located in the College of Education. Teachers, be prepared to load up with lots of goodies and classroom resources. A continental breakfast will also be available in the resource room. Teachers may attend any workshop they like and we welcome your feedback!


What to Wear

Students must dress in attire reflective of an adult conference setting. School uniforms, medical scrubs and coats, are acceptable. Absolutely no jeans, torn clothing, shorts, flip flops, short skirts, or graphic tees are permitted. CHANCE OF RAIN - Please bring umbrellas, rain jackets, etc in case it sprinkles on us! 



The conference workshop schedule will be available soon. Students will receive a conference program, workshop schedule, name badge, and their personalized line up of workshops with their name badges. In order to introduce students to a variety of health careers, each student will be able to attend three (3) sessions. Every effort will be made to include a workshop on their specific area of interest when indicated on their registration form. 



A nut-free sack lunch will be provided. It will consist of a sandwich piece of fruit, cookies, and bottle of water. Snacks will be included in each student's conference back pack. Students with special dietary needs (gluten allergies, vegan, etc) should be prepared to bring a lunch with them. 

Wrapping up the day

The conference will end at the CSUSB Student Union on the main campus and wrap up at 2:30 PM. Your bus drivers will receive instructions on parking for the day and how to return to the Student Union for pick up (coming soon). Because of ongoing construction which is causing traffic congestion on campus, our host asks that school groups remain seated in until your school is called to leave. This will greatly assist the CSUSB event staff in facilitating a safe (and quick) pick up experience for everyone. 

MAPS and DRIVING Directions


Bus Drop off: We have provided a detailed color map for download to share with your drivers. Schools will NOT be utilizing the main CSUSB campus entrance so please provide this map and driving directions to your drivers!


We are here to help! This year's conference coordinators are Talene Zadekian and Tiffany Brailey. Please feel free to reach out to them or your Outreach Specialist for questions or concerns: talene@we-reachout.org or tiffany@we-reachout.org. Main office: 909-982-8641. 

Sponsorship OPPOrtunities


The Inland Health Professions Coalition, a program of Reach Out, is proud to announce the 2019 Health Professions Conference (#HPC2019) to be held March 26, 2019 at California State University, San Bernardino. This conference provides more than 500 high school students in the Inland Southern California Region the opportunity to explore health careers through keynote presenters and interactive workshops. Students learn about the health workforce needs of the Inland Empire, diverse career options, and what they can do now to prepare for a future in health care.

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The theme of the conference, Plan Now, Live Well, Serve Here, reflects Inland Southern California’s vision to build a competent and culturally-responsive health workforce and will include:

  • Health professional presenters that reflect the diversity of our region.

  • Networking and information booths from community colleges, universities, county services, and non-profits.

  • Take-home resources on careers, scholarships, and professional development.

  • Educator-only track for teachers and counselors.

Your tax-deductible sponsorship will help defray the considerable costs of providing this conference to our future health workforce.  This includes venue expenses, materials, personnel, transportation, food, water, and a backpack of free resources.

Download our sponsor application form to get started today!

Reach Out is dedicated to the health of our communities and bringing people together to solve our region’s toughest issues. It is only through strong community partnerships that we can continue to offer free, vital community events like the Health Professions Conference, the National Innovative Communities Conference, and the Annual Community Health Fair. We appreciate your support and look forward to partnering with you! Sponsorship application.

Workshop Presenters

WHAT TO EXPECT: Directions and parking information to the CSUSB School of Education will be sent to all presenters at least 2 weeks prior to the conference. Presenter check in will be highlighted on the map. We will be providing you a delicious bag lunch during the exhibitor fair (11:30 am - 12:30 am). Please feel free to attend the closing general session at the event center at 1:45 PM. 


WHO: Do you love what you do? Can you share your passion with youth and demonstrate an aspect of your career through photos, videos, or an activity? We are looking for dynamic health care professionals serving in the Inland Empire who can share their health career in an exciting and interactive way. 


WHAT: Speakers are asked to create an interactive workshop geared toward high school students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. Sessions should be 45 minutes in length and include time for a relevant, career-focused activity (hands-on/interactive/visual/case study) followed by a brief Q&A. In general, breakout sessions will range between 30-45 students depending on room capacity and topic.


AUDIENCE: 500 high school students from all over the Inland Southern California Region will attend this one-day conference. Each student will attend three workshops. The majority of these students are enrolled in a health pathway at their respective high school and are interested in learning about the opportunities, day-to-day aspects, career trajectory, and skills needed for a particular field of practice.   


TOPICS: We seek to expose students to the widest possible variety of health careers in order to assist them in finding the right fit for their interest.  This includes entry-level health careers such as medical technology, psychiatric technician, clinical laboratory assistant, and certified nursing assistant.


Here is a sample list of careers we would like to offer as part of the workshop line-up:

  • Future of medicine: New, cutting-edge health and technology careers i.e. bio-engineering, robotics, etc.

  • Primary care: MD in all specialties, PA, RN, NP, etc.

  • Allied health: Dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, OT, PT, radiographers, RT, speech language pathologists, etc.

  • Public health: Mental/behavioral health, gerontology, health care administration, etc.

  • How to make high school count toward your healthcare career

  • Working in underserved communities and/or being a minority in the field (unique advantages, barriers, and opportunities).

  • Other health careers: Pharmacy, dentistry, phlebotomy, etc.


Contact:  Alyse Michaelis at alyse@we-reachout.org or Luke Ridout at luke@we-reachout.org or call us at (909) 982-8641 for assistance or questions.

Proposal Deadline: February 22, 2019

 Call for vendors

Vendors are an essential component of the Health Professions Conference; as a vendor, you will work at a booth and meet with health pathway students to discuss how your organization will assist them in meeting their career and educational goals. Vendors also have the opportunity to promote their organization and connect with the youth/teachers of the inland empire.

All exhibitors will be provided with:

  • 1 6’ table, 2 chairs

  • 2 lunch vouchers

  • Other accommodations must be made prior to the event.

Exhibit Fair: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Students will receive a punch card to encourage engagement with exhibitors. Exhibitor check-in/set up time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am.

how to sign up

Fill out the following application and email it to stephanie@we-reachout.org by February 20, 2019.