Last December, we felt a mix of emotions as we welcomed the first vaccines targeting COVID-19 — while continuing to battle an unprecedented surge.
The American Red Cross, and other organizations that distribute blood products, are again reporting critical shortages following another low-supply situation in June. This one, however, is worse and may constitute the worst blood supply shortage in a decade.
From left are OC Community Resources Director Dylan Wright, OC Community Services Director Renee Ramirez, OC Workforce Development Board Vice Chair Anna Lisa Lukes, HASC VP Human Resources & Education Services (and OC Workforce Development Board Chair) Teri Hollingsworth, OC Business Council Government Affairs Manager Connor Medina, and OCCS Director of Workforce & Economic Development Carma Lacy.
The HASC-Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP for short. CDIP is a 10-week, full-time, paid, project-based summer internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse, high-performing college upperclassmen and recent graduates seeking health care careers.
This year, over four million Americans with behavioral health conditions — psychiatric, substance-related, or both — will enter an emergency department that is not prepared to treat them. However, when EDs are empowered to properly evaluate and treat behavioral health patients, hospitals see enhanced efficiencies and improved quality of care for all ED patients.