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Health Professions in the News: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers

USA Today (July 24, 2014)

The boom in health care jobs is skewed toward positions requiring less education, providing lower-paid workers a potential pathway to better careers, a new Brookings Institution report says. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Telehealth Program Going Mobile

California Healthline (October 27. 2014)

Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, has been using robots in emergency departments and intensive care units in about 20 California hospitals for more than five years. Now, the hospital chain is hoping to broaden its telehealth capabilities through a new collaboration with a Texas company...

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Health Professions in the News: Primary Care Providers Finding New Ways To Connect Patients With Specialists

California Healthline (October 10, 2014)

On Thursday, primary care providers outlined several new approaches to transform the way specialty care can be expanded to areas that need it. That includes a pilot project started earlier this year at Open Door Community Health Centers, a collection of federally qualified health centers in Humboldt...

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Health Professions in the News: Democratic lawmakers unveil bills to protect, insure unauthorized immigrants

Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2015)

Continuing California’s reputation as a pacesetter on immigration, state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills Tuesday that would expand the rights of people who are in the country illegally. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, contrasted...

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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: 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: Californians Increasingly Keen on Boosting Health Care for Unauthorized Immigrants

Sacramento Bee (August 25, 2015)

California voters’ support for extending health care coverage to people in the state illegally is gaining ground, according to the latest Field Poll. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Clinton Meets With Home Care Workers

California Healthline (August 7, 2015)

Members of California's service workers' union met with presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles to talk about long-term care issues. A succession of home health caregivers and some recipients of that care told their stories to Clinton and they spoke generally...

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Health Professions in the News: Clovis pathway program helps students get to health care careers

The Fresno Bee (October 30, 2015)

Clovis Community College is offering six new programs to students interested in health-care careers. With a $50,000 grant from the California State University system’s Linked Learning to Baccalaureate program, pathway programs are now in effect for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-physician...

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Health Professions in the News: Top Health Care Trends for 2016

KUSI News (March 1, 2016)

With the health care industry undergoing some of the most dramatic changes in history, there is little doubt that 2016 will offer up a host of new opportunities and challenges for patients, physicians and health systems. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: When Smaller Is Better?: ‘Microhospitals’ Are On The Rise

California Healthline (July 19, 2016)

Eyeing fast-growing urban and suburban markets where demand for health care services is outstripping supply, some health care systems are opening tiny, full-service hospitals with comprehensive emergency services but often fewer than a dozen inpatient beds. These “microhospitals” provide residents...

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Health Professions in the News: The Health Care Industry Added a Ton of Jobs Last Month

Money (March 4, 2016)

The economy added 242,000 jobs in February, 38,100 of which were in health care, according to the better-than-expected February jobs report. The unemployment rate held at 4.9% in February, and the private sector has enjoyed 72 months of straight job gains. Wages fell 0.1% last month after increasing...

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Health Professions in the News: Touro programs help take nurses to next level

Daily Republic (May 6, 2016)

The health care environment is changing rapidly and Touro University California School of Nursing is positioned to build on the skills of associate and bachelor’s degree registered nurses to meet the evolving health workforce needs. The 12-month program for BSN students and the 18-month program for...

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