Virtual job fair for behavioral health
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is hosting a virtual job fair for behavioral health professionals on April 11, 6:45 – 10:15 pm ET. Clinicians in behavioral health, including nurses and physician assistants specializing in psychiatry and mental health, can register for a 3.5 hour online job fair to connect with employers from all over the United States. According to HRSA’s Data Warehouse, there are nearly 2,500 mental health professional shortage areas designated in rural counties of the country. Register now to participate as a behavioral health trainee or clinician seeking employment.
Minnesota PIPELINE program
The Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and
Industry Experience) Program is an innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs. The program targets four high-growth industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology. The PIPELINE Program is assisting employers to change the question from "How do we get workers with the skills we need?" to "How do we give workers the skills we need?" Dual training, like apprenticeship, is an earn–as–you–learn approach where the employer invests in its employee by building a training infrastructure, developing career pathways and investing in the employee’s education. The Dual–Training Grant program can be used to pay for the costs of an employee’s education and related instruction with a maximum annual award amount of $150,000. The next round of grant application opens April 16. For specific questions about PIPELINE Dual–Training grants, contact Jacquelynn Mol Sletten at the MN Office of Higher Education.
National Rural Health Association webinars
Every month, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Partnership Program hosts free webinars. You must register for them.
- Post-acute transitional care utilizing the swing bed program: Understanding the quality and financial impact to your Critical Access Hospital. Thursday, April 12, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT.
- Six ways rural hospitals can stop competing and start begin collaborating. Tuesday, April 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT.
Understanding the people of Somalia seminar
The Center for Somalia History Studies will be holding the seminar Understanding the People of Somalia on April 30 at the New Brighton Community Center. The seminar explores the colonial history of Somalia, independence in 1960, the Siad Barre regime, Black Hawk Down, civil war and the rise of the Islamic courts. It includes a detailed presentation of Somali culture and the lives of the Somali people in America as well.
For those attending Minnesota Public Health Association's (MPHA) annual conference May 17–18 in St. Cloud, consider attending the pre–conference simulation planned by the MPHA Health Equity Committee. "An Introduction to Power/Inequity/Structural Racism: 'StarPower' Training" will be held Thursday morning, May 17. Facilitated by national consultant Dave Nakashima, the simulation can help participants develop new perspectives on understanding equity. StarPower is a learning opportunity to explore individual feelings and behaviors as well as group dynamics regarding power and privilege. StarPower will deepen participants understanding of self and the exploration of individual insight/reflection in the context of group learning.
#!AmHHS: Nursing at the IHS hospital where she was born
In this #!AmHHS video, Candace Lee, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Ambulatory Care at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, talks about what it means to work somewhere where she can celebrate her heritage and be part of a community. Ms. Lee says that her job is not just about taking care of a patient, it’s about taking care of their family and the whole community.
2018 Tribal Public Health Summit
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting the 9th annual Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) for public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates and researchers May 22–24 in Prior Lake. The conference theme Balance, Harmony, Culture, Health will feature solutions for Indian Country. Topics include:
- health promotion and disease prevention
- public health policy, infrastructure, and capacity
- substance misuse and behavioral health
- climate change and environmental health
- cancer prevention and treatment