Shaping the Future: Inland Health Professions Coalition
ABOUT US—Connecting the Dots: The Inland Health Professions Coalition (IHPC) is a division of Reach Out working with industry partners, health educators, and the community to address the need for a highly skilled and culturally competent health workforce in the Inland Empire. IHPC utilizes a work-based solution for developing the Inland Empire Health Workforce. Work-based learning is defined as using any educational environment where students are able to apply the skills learned in the classroom to the external environment. Students interact with industry professionals, explore career options, and develop technical/soft skills. IHPC offers awareness of the need for health professionals through industry speakers, exploration of careers through hands workplace site visits, preparation for a career via career seminars and college fairs, and training through the LIFE Internship, shadowing, and clinical experience.
Purpose: The purpose of nexus meetings is to connect local organizations, educators, government health-related employees, private and public health employers to K-12 education, community colleges and state/federal agencies. The purpose of the meetings are to address healthcare workforce pipeline needs, break down barriers for local students to enter the health career pipeline and expand opportunities in health career education pathways and college for local students. The group is focused on increasing opportunity for local underserved and/or under-represented minority students. Interested in attending? Check out the calendar for upcoming meetings!
The Different Nexus Groups: There are four different nexus groups that are organized based by region. Which group are you?
Riverside Nexus Group: Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Norco and the Riverside area
Metro Nexus Group: Redlands, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, and the Colton Metro area
Innovation Valley Nexus Group: Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar
West End Nexus Group: West end of San Bernardino and the East end of LA counties
Contacts for Nexus Groups: Please contacting the following outreach specialist for further information regarding your regions nexus meetings.
Riverside: Gloria Coder, email: Gloria.Coder@we-reachout.org
Metro: Rehman Attar, Rehman@we-reachout.org
Innovation Valley: Alia Caldwell, Alia@we-reachout.org
West End: Alyse Michaelis, Alyse@we-reachout.org