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Health Professions in the News: How Open Data Can Shape Public Policy

California Healthline (March 26, 2015)

Managers of public and private health data are increasingly finding value in making information that used to be difficult to come by readily accessible. Read the full story here.

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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: Supes Vote to Lift Home Health Care Workers From Poverty

Monrovia Patch (June 16, 2015)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to boost the wages of more than 140,000 home health-care workers. The board voted 4-1 to approve a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley- Thomas and Hilda Solis instructing county administrators to allocate $11.9 million in the 2015-16 Department...

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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: 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care

Fortune Magazine (July 28, 2015)

The health care sector is booming—and has an abundance of well-paying and rewarding jobs. These companies have perfected balancing demanding, round-the-clock work with fun and caring cultures. Read the full story here.

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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: Prescription for a new career: Medical writing

San Diego Union Tribune (November 24, 2015)

It seems every day a new life-altering scientific breakthrough makes headlines. But behind every breakthrough is the need to communicate that discovery with a wide variety of audiences from founders of scientific grants to peer-reviewed publications to regulatory agencies. Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: Hospitals still lead in healthcare job growth

Modern Healthcare (October 2, 2015)

The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month. Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month. Hospitals have created over 117,000 jobs in the first nine months of this year alone. Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: Flying Eye Hospital Brings Cutting-Edge Ophthalmology Technology To People In Need

California Healthline (August 12, 2016)

From the outside, the Flying Eye Hospital could blend in with other aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield. But the massive MD-10 jet, donated by FedEx, hides a state-of-the-art teaching center for ophthalmology -- medicine for the eyes. Repurposed by New York-based nonprofit Orbis International, the...

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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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