Read All About the Inland Health Professions Coalition:
January 11th 2019: JUMP club students at Etiwanda Intermediate were able to teach their peers about 8 different medical career opportunities. This teaching was done through interactive activities, that gave insight as to what that specific career entails. JUMP students were able to educate a total of 457 6th-8th grade students, including 3 lucky 5th grade classes…CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE
March 26th 2019: On a single day, over 600 Inland Empire High School and Middle School students attended a professional Health Professions Conference (HPC) and were exposed to a plethora of different careers within the healthcare field…CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE.
2007 - 2019: To bring awareness to this shortage and breakdown stigma around mental/behavioral health, Reach Out’s IHPC initiated Moving in New Directions (MIND) in 2017. The MIND program addresses the gap in mental/behavioral health care by connecting high school students to local Public Mental Health Systems and institutions. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Pictured above: Medical Professions Day
Continued partnership with the healthcare sector means increased opportunities for local students, and in turn, a more competent healthcare workforce to meet the needs of the region. Here are a few of IHPC’s accomplishments in the 2016-2016 academic year:
874 students attended the Health Professions Conference (click here for HPC 2019!)
115 career speakers made presentations to health pathways classrooms
50 student internships were offered
39 MOUs were created
23 new programs were started
LIFE (Learning Inspired Field Experience) is the internship program developed by IHPC to provide students with a structured on-site job shadowing opportunity
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The Impact on the Inland Empire Continues to Grow
7,735 students in the Inland Empire have been impacted!
Our population served is 3% under the national average for consumer spending on education. IHPC offers 32 work based learning activities to bridge the gap.
MIND Program: curing stigma in mental health
Moving In New Directions (MIND) was piloted as the Pipeline Enhancement Project (PEP) for the Murrieta Mesa and Cajon high schools. This student-focused mental health awareness program provides training, school-based activities, and mental health career awareness. Program outcomes were reported through pre and post training surveys. Here are a few highlights
Teen Suicide Prevention:
98% of surveyed students reported they were “knowledgeable” or “very knowledgeable” about suicide prevention.
After the training, 85% of the students indicated that they understand the characteristics and principles of culturally competent care, while only 19% reported such understanding before the training.