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Rural Health Education: A Community Partnership. Partners. Mercy Medical Center - Mount Shasta Fairchild Medical Center - Yreka College of the Siskiyous. Square Miles (including water). Siskiyou County. Rural Health Science Institute (RHSI). Located in Yreka $8.8 Million

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Rural Health Education:A Community Partnership


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Partners

  • Mercy Medical Center - Mount Shasta

  • Fairchild Medical Center - Yreka

  • College of the Siskiyous


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Square Miles (including water)



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Rural Health Science Institute (RHSI)

  • Located in Yreka

  • $8.8 Million

  • Includes classrooms, labs, and offices

  • No actual medical facilities

  • Strong technology

    • Teleconference

    • Simulation

    • Video capture

    • VOIP phone system





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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Spans All Health Occupations


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

Healthcare Worker Survey

Community Survey


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

Three key research questions:

  • What are the current and future needs for professional continuing education for rural health care workforce in Siskiyou County and other rural communities?

  • What gaps exist in CE programs for rural health professionals?

  • What types of health education and consumer information would be of most value to residents of Siskiyou County?


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Become a “local trusted source” for healthcare information.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

RESEARCH PROJECT

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Develop or distribute community education classes of demonstrated interest to residents.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Expand community service learning opportunities for nursing and other allied health students.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Develop a community health resource Web portal in cooperation with other providers in the county.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Support regional and local efforts to expand broadband and Internet access and promote videoconferencing using the state-of-the-art system at College of the Siskiyous.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Strengthen partnerships between COS and local healthcare employers in order to better understand local needs for training.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Strengthen relationships with external partners who offer value to Siskiyou County healthcare workers and employers.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Leverage existing investments and partnerships in health information technology to expand locally available HIT training opportunities for two key audiences: new HIT workers and existing healthcare workers who require HIT training.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Create synergy between community health education efforts and professional education programs in order to improve community health.


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WAL-MART WORKFORCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

RESEARCH PROJECT

Major Conclusions

In Partnership with AACC and Regional Groups

Focus on Continuing Education for Health Occupations

  • Leverage the convergence of Siskiyou County’s natural beauty and abundance of alternative and complementary health providers to develop wilderness medicine and holistic healing seminars designed to attract out-of-town students.


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