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Health Professions in the News: Calif. Uninsured Rate Falls to 11% After Exchange Open Enrollment

California Healthline (July 11, 2014)

The uninsured rate in California has been cut in half after the first open enrollment period for the state's health insurance exchange, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Calif. Aims To Address Education Gap in Health Care, Other Fields

California Healthline (August 29, 2014)

As part of a wider workforce trend, more California health care systems are looking to hire nurses and other workers who have obtained bachelor's degrees, the Sacramento Bee reports. However, more than half of new nurses in the state currently graduate with two-year associate's degrees. Read the full...

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Health Professions in the News: Surveys Show Unbalanced Supply, Demand in California Nurse Labor Market

California Healthline (September 2, 2014)

Prospective nurses in California are facing a classic enigma: how to find a job requiring experience if you can't get hired to gain the experience. As a result, an excess of nursing graduates in California cannot find jobs, even though employers are declaring a shortage of recruits. Read the full...

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Health Professions in the News: Consumers Can Enroll In Covered California Starting Tomorrow

Covered California (November 14, 2014)

Open enrollment for affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act officially begins Saturday, Nov. 15, Covered California announced. Consumers need to enroll by Dec. 15 in order to have health insurance coverage starting on Jan. 1. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: L.A. County Approves Nearly $41M For Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers, Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

California Healthline (November 13, 2014)

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County supervisors approved $40.9 million in state funding to be used for three new 24-hour psychiatric urgent care centers. Law enforcement officers will be able to bring individuals with mental health problems to the facilities instead of emergency departments or jails...

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Health Professions in the News: Report: 56,500 Jobs To Be Added in Calif.'s Health Care Sector in 2015

California Healthline (October 8, 2014)

California is expected to add 56,500 jobs in the health care and social assistance sector next year, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Need for Allied Health Workers in Calif. To Grow Over Next Decade

California Healthline (September 19, 2014)

Of the nearly 450,000 new health care workers expected to be needed in California over the next 10 years, about 40% will not be required to have a bachelor's degree, according to a report released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California, the Central Valley Business Times reports. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: Report: Skills gap to accelerate healthcare worker shortage in California

California Economic Summit (September 25, 2014)

California is facing a healthcare crisis, but it may not be what many think. And, if you’re interested in a career in healthcare, the news is good. In the next decade, the state will need nearly 450,000 more workers in all areas of healthcare – from lab technicians to dental hygienists to medical...

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Health Professions in the News: Middle skills jobs boom across California

USA Today (October 1, 2014)

When the real estate market crash wiped out her job at a tile company, Jessica Schroeder knew it was time to go back to school. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Report: Calif.'s Health Care Sector To Add Nearly 500K Jobs by 2020

California Healthline (December 4, 2014)

The number of health care services and social assistance jobs in California is expected to increase by 3.6% annually between 2013 and 2020, according to an economic forecast by Chapman University's A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

Los Angeles Times (December 19, 2014)

California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: State, Southern California post healthy job gains

San Gabriel Valley Tribune (March 20, 2015)

Jobs were added throughout California last month and unemployment rates continued to fall, according to reports released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. California employers added 29,400 jobs in February and the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.7??percent, its lowest level...

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Health Professions in the News: Broad Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and Other Healthcare Leaders Launches $10 Million Paid Media Campaign in California To Fully Fund Medi-Cal

PR Newswire (May 11, 2015)

"We Care for California," a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, hospitals, workers, and other healthcare leaders, launched a statewide paid media campaign today calling on the State of California to fully fund Medi-Cal to bring payments to providers in line with the rates paid by Medicare. Read the...

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Health Professions in the News: California Launches Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

University of California San Francisco (April 14, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California, to advance the field of precision medicine. The effort will involve collaborating with other academic and industry partners and starting to build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to further...

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Health Professions in the News: Jobs, education, healthcare discussed at luncheon in Pomona

Daily Bulletin (April 17, 2015)

Issues ranging from job opportunities to health services were among the questions elected officials representing Pomona a the county, state and federal level fielded Friday during the 2015 Pomona Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California On Cusp Of Offering Young Immigrants Health Care

ABC 7 (June 19, 2015)

When Christopher Sumano was recently sick, he says doctors turned him away because he didn't have access to Medi-Cal, the state's health care program for the poor. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new budget passed by California's Legislature, undocumented immigrant children like Sumano will have access...

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Health Professions in the News: California Awards $250M To High School Career Prep Programs

CBS Los Angeles (May 27, 2015)

California is betting big — $1.4 billion over five years — that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people for skilled...

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Health Professions in the News: California Expands Bachelor's Degree Programs at Community Colleges

U.S. News and World Report (May 27, 2015)

California added three new bachelor's degree programs to be offered at community colleges throughout the state. This raises the total number of four-year degree programs to be provided at the state's community colleges to 15. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California, UC Form Partnership For 'Precision Medicine’ Project

SF Gate (April 14, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown and the University of California announced a new “precision medicine” initiative Tuesday that commits $3 million to a statewide project to compile existing patient data and use it to tailor drug therapies and other treatments to individuals’ specific needs. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: At Least 2.5M Additional Long-Term Care Workers Needed in U.S. by 2030, UCSF Study Finds

California Healthline (June 22, 2015)

A study by UC-San Francisco researchers finds that at least 2.5 million new long-term care workers will be needed in the U.S. by 2030. The increase in demand for long-term care services will be driven by the country's aging population, according to the study. Joanne Spetz, associate director for research...

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Health Professions in the News: California Health Care Jobs Increased in May

California Healthline (June 22, 2015)

Health care services was one of the five sectors that saw job growth in California in May, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department. Overall, the state's unemployment rate increased slightly from 6.3% in April to 6.4% in May. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California Job Additions in July Were the Best of 2015

San Gabriel Valley Tribune (August 21, 2015)

California employers added 80,600 jobs last month in the biggest monthly hiring burst this year and the region’s jobless rate dipped to 6.2 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mid-Level Practitioners To OK Resuscitative Edicts

California Healthline (August 19, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to sign off on patients’ forms for resuscitative measures. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: New Medical School in Elk Grove Makes History

The Sacramento Bee (February 6, 2016)

Amie Cai, 25, took a year off after she graduated from UC Berkeley to work as a laboratory manager and apply to medical school. She didn’t get in. Anywhere. Cai, who grew up in Folsom, decided to get more experience. She “shadowed” Dr. Kenan Si at a walk-in clinic on J Street in Sacramento where she...

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Health Professions in the News: California gears up to track cancer in real time

Healthcare IT News (July 21, 2016)

California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals in the state are part of a pilot project — the first of its kind in the United States — in which they are reporting...

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Health Professions in the News: 17 New California Laws You Should Know In 2017

KCRA (January 3, 2017)

As we near the end of 2016, 898 new laws will go into effect in California in 2017 ranging from cellphone use while driving to gun control to human trafficking to booze at hair salons. Check out these 17 laws that could affect you in the new year. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Student Health Bills On The Move; Start Time, Transportation Cola And Reserve Cap Up Next Week

California School Boards Association (July 5, 2017)

After approval in the Senate Education Committee last week, Assembly Bill 834 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach) today passed the Senate Health Committee and will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill would establish an Office of School-Based Health Programs within the California Department...

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