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.
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.
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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 email@example.com or Luke Ridout at firstname.lastname@example.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:
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 to be a vendor:
Fill out the following application and email it to email@example.com by February 20, 2019.