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Slaying the Healthcare Hydra: One Flaming Arrow at a Time Using Collaboration & Technology to Confront the Dual Critical Shortages of Healthcare Professionals.

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1 Slaying the Healthcare Hydra: One Flaming Arrow at a Time Using Collaboration & Technology to Confront the Dual Critical Shortages of Healthcare Professionals & Healthcare Educators “This product was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it and is intended for individual organizational, non-commercial use only.”

2 Who is the Rural Healthcare Alliance? College Community Healthcare Community High School Community Our mission is to develop strategies and processes and promote community partnerships to increase the quantity and quality of Nursing and Allied Health professionals in the Heart of Florida.

3 Where is the Heart of Florida?  Healthcare Employers (8)  Community Colleges (3)  High Schools (8)  Universities (2)

4 Collaboration of the Rural Healthcare Alliance Though we have been together for over 25 years, the advent of a CBJT grant from the DOL was the impetus to become proactive. Two Simple Goals:  Increase the Nursing and Allied Health training capacity in the local community colleges  Increase the number of qualified professionals to fill the Nursing and Allied Health vacancies in the Heart of Florida

5 What are the types of Activities Promoted by the Alliance? Expand physical space & equipment Expand Health Programs enrollment Develop solutions to faculty shortages Create new ways to support HS Health Academies Produce new recruitment pipelines Develop career pathways for workers Design new Healthcare programs Through the use of technology Through the use of technology

6  New State of the Art Health Sciences Annex – Support from State  Nursing Program Expansion  ASN  LPN  Surgical Tech Program Expansion  Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Cardiovascular Tech Space Expansion Enrollment Expansion

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8 Technology Innovations Rural Healthcare Alliance Web Portal – our major new communication tool.  It links all partners on up-to-date information on the status of the partnership  Information on:  High School Partners and resources designed for them  Career Pathways (for High Schools and Incumbent Workers)  New urgently needed Healthcare Programs  Training options for all varieties of health professions  Recruiting links and opportunities for business partners  Incumbent Worker support classes  Community Healthcare information http ://inst.sfcc.edu/~dolg/

9 Technology Innovations Continued  Computers for the Rural High Schools  Many teachers did not have computer access and internet access during the day  Podcasting and MP3 Players  Simulations  Nursing, EMS (ambulance), CVT, RAD and NMT (PACS systems)  Broad Band Conferencing to LCCC  To expand ST and RC programs and develop 1+1 articulation with Pharm Tech

10 Development of database of participants  Track student success  Tailor recruitment activities to targeted populations  Use data to apply for assistance from other funding sources  Assists with compilation of data the impact of the Rural Alliance on the community and workforce Technology Innovations - The Database

11 Technology Innovations - The Database Homepage

12 Technology Innovations - The Database Info Page

13 Technology Innovations – Example of Possible Queries ASN Programs Gender Grad date Age Query CommentProgramGender Count of Gender Grad_dateMin AgeAvg AgeMax Age Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 F Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 M Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2006 F Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2006 M Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2007 F Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2007 M

14 ASN Programs Industry_ cert Query CommentProgram Industry_ cert Count Industry_ cert CountyRace Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License2 AlachuaAI Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 10AlachuaAP Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 20AlachuaB Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 10AlachuaH Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 67AlachuaW Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 1AP Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 2ClayW Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 3AP Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 4H Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 0W Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 2GilchristW Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 1HillsboroughAP Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 0LevyAP Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 1LevyH Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 4LevyW Associate of Science in Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing 2005 License 7W

15 Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways Goals  Amplifying the normal articulations between High School and Community College courses for college credit  Offer more training opportunities for Health Academy high school students  Expanded clinical rotation opportunities in hospitals for high school health programs

16 Type of Programs  Middle School and High School Adventure Days  Support for 8 th grade students as they get ready to declare a major for 9 th Grade  Shadowing experiences for High School juniors and seniors  Brand new Healthcare is Elementary Day Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

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18 Purpose of Healthcare is Elementary: Develop early interest in health careers, math and sciences  Targets 5th grade students from rural and urban schools (132 participants); students explore a variety of healthcare professions  hands-on experiences  faculty demonstrations of state-of-the-art medical diagnostic equipment  Students will receive an up-close and personal view of healthcare professions  'Role model' talks (opportunities for 5th graders to talk with High School Health Academy students Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

19 Summer School Elective Credit Program  20 students spend 120 hrs volunteering in various hospital departments  Experience in depth health career awareness  Supervised by High School faculty member  Develop logs of experiences and write papers for high school credit (1) Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

20 Partnerships with local high school health academies (most rural), community college health sciences programs and local hospitals  New programs for areas of critical shortages:  Resp Aide, Rehab Aide, Pharm Tech at the Gainesville High School Academy (our model)  Provided training to the rural high school teachers to enhance their programs Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

21 Beginning a Career Lattice for Incumbent Workers  Medical terminology Courses at free or reduce cost  Opportunity to test for college credit  Applicable for all prerequisite credit in health sciences programs  Allows certain employees to become eligible for promotion within hospital careers Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

22 Environ Services Patient Transport Entry Level Starting Training Options College Prep classes if needed Training for CNA/PCA Medical Assistant Continued Training College prerequisite classes Examples of Healthcare Professionals RN Resp Care RAD Career Ladder Process

23 Sharing Tuition expenses for adjunct faculty  Allowing adjunct faculty opportunity to advance educational background and become Nursing or Allied Health faculty members  Shared by Hospital and College partners Using Partnerships to Build Health Career Pathways

24 Regional Healthcare Summit – Review Allied Health and Nursing Shortages  Attendees  Agenda Synergy of Partnership

25 You are cordially invited to The Heart of Florida H EALTHCARE S UMMIT 2007 Monday, June 18, :30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida No Cost to Attend B REAKFAST AND L UNCH P ROVIDED SUMMIT OVERVIEW Guest speakers and panelists will address national, statewide, and local shortages in healthcare services, employees, and faculty. Participants will share innovative programs and best practices of healthcare and nursing education. Summit will establish action plans and a steering committee to ensure future collaborative networking. HOSTED BY: Santa Fe Community College, Department of Labor Rural Healthcare Alliance, Central Florida Community College, and Lake City Community College R.S.V.P. by June 13 th

26 Results of Summit- Creation of Communitywide Steering Committee  Industry, workforce and educational partners  Identified 2 major with Two subcommittees  Clinical Sites  Faculty Shortages  Action Items Synergy of Partnership

27  What are you doing for Nursing faculty and Clinical site shortages  Do you have the same issues with Allied Health Professions? If so which ones Small Group Activity

28 Contact Information  Sheila Baker – Director of Health Sciences Counseling, Santa Fe Community College  Linda Nichols - Chair of Sciences for Health Programs, Santa Fe Community College  Winnie Nielsen - Workforce Development Coordinator, Shands Healthcare For copy of PowerPoint go to and find the News for Business Partners.


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