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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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partners
Partners
  • Mercy Medical Center - Mount Shasta
  • Fairchild Medical Center - Yreka
  • College of the Siskiyous
rural health science institute rhsi
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
wal mart workforce economic development grant10
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

wal mart workforce economic development grant11
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?
wal mart workforce economic development grant12
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant13
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant14
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant15
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant16
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant17
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant18
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant19
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant20
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.
wal mart workforce economic development grant21
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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