CSULB’s Pyramid hosts Allied Healthcare Worforce Forum

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allied healthcare forumInterested individuals are invited to join Allied Healthcare professionals, businesses, educators, and others to review current data and develop real time healthcare solutions at the Allied Healthcare Workforce Forum 2010 on March 24, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Pointe at the Pyramid, California State University, Long Beach.

“We encourage all individuals with a vested interest in the Allied Healthcare Workforce to join us at this Forum as we discuss the critical issues of who will be caring for patients in the next decade,” said Bryan Rogers, Executive Director of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.

This regional Forum is presented by a strategic public/private partnership of Los Angeles County and Orange County funded by the California Workforce Association, the California Endowment, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

There is no charge for the Forum, however seating is limited. To register online, go to www.ocbc.org/events.cfm. A continental breakfast and parking are provided. For information or registration assistance, email aberhow@ocbc.org or call 949.794.7215

The schedule for the Allied Healthcare Workforce Forum includes:

Labor Market Research & Career Ladders
Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development & Research, Orange County Business Council

Industry Issues – Problem Statements Presentation & Discussion
Facilitator: Maria-Jean Caterinicchio, Workforce Development Director, Memorial Care-OC; Member, California Hospital Association Healthcare Workforce Coalition

Accessibility – Training & Employment
Dennis Evans, Director, Molina Institute of Cultural Competency

Aging Population – Evolving Demographics, Worker Shortages
Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, Professor of Health Science and Director, NCLR/CSULB
Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training

Literacy – Language, Cultural Competency, Computer, Basic Skills
Nancy Wise, Marketing Manager, Memorial Occupational Medical Services
Darlene Fishman, Director of Nursing, Cypress College

Pipeline – Career Awareness, Career Ladders, Educational Capacity
Dr. Ellen Olshansky, Director, Nursing Science Program, UCI

Recruitment & Retention – Recruit, Train, Retain Qualified Workers
Margaret Tater, Executive Director of Public Affairs, CalOptima

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 562.570.3738 or TTY 562.570.4629, at least 72 hours prior to event.

For more information about Network’s no-and low-cost job seeker and employer services call: 562.570.WORK, Toll Free 800.292.7200, TTY 562.570.4629, or visit www.PacificGatewayWorkforce.com

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