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Union and health care provider join to offer training to fill worker gaps in California health care

By Ashley A. Smith, EdSource California has long needed more health care workers, and the coronavirus pandemic only made the demand more pressing. Filling the gap is the goal of a unique joint venture that creates certificate programs to recruit and train new medical technicians, as well as lab and dental assistants throughout the state. It’s called Futuro Health, a nonprofit venture by Kaiser Permanente, a Bay Area-based health system, and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, the…

California health officials report signs of ‘encouraging’ Covid trends but warn residents not to let their guard down

The state reported roughly 11,769 new cases on Thursday, according to the California Department of Public Health. That’s down from 12,359 reported this time last week but up from 10,450 reported two weeks ago. Statewide, the positivity rate is 5.4%, down from a high of 7% on July 31. The number of new cases reported is plateauing in areas of the state with higher rates of vaccination, officials said. “We’re hopeful the rate of cases is plateauing in some regions…

Can toxic algae kill humans? California health officials are warning of these poisonous blooms

Show Caption Hide Caption Expert explains how weather impacts the spread of red tide Recently, the algae was pushed closer to shore in the Tampa Bay area killing several fish. Accuweather, Accuweather Madera County health officials in northern California on Monday issued warnings to the public after high amounts of harmful algae were reported in a lake.  Staff from the Central Valley Water Board have put out signs around Hensley Lake warning people about harmful bright green algae in the…

Pharmacy Residency Program PGY2 | Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) offers a 12-month Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) residency program in psychiatric pharmacy. Our ASHP accredited PGY2 program has one position based in Sacramento, CA. The NMS code for this program is 723466. About the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Programs The VA Northern California Health Care System’s Psychiatric Pharmacy residency program (PGY2) produces highly skilled psychiatric pharmacists able to excel in a psychiatric-focused inpatient or outpatient setting.  The residency…

California Mandates Vaccination for Health Care Workers by Sept. 30 With the significant increase in COVID – SHRM

California Mandates Vaccination for Health Care Workers by Sept. 30 With the significant increase in COVID  SHRM How to prove COVID-19 vaccination status in California  KTLA Los Angeles California Department of Public Health release most recent COVID-19 statistics  Orange County Breeze California mandates proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for indoor events of 1,000 or more  CBS News 8 COVID: California Expands Proof Of Vaccination, Testing Requirement To Indoor Events With 1,000 Or More People  CBS San Francisco View…

California Mandates Vaccination for Health Care Workers by Sept. 30

With the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the state of California has started implementing new measures to try to combat the rise. On July 26, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order requiring covered health care facilities to verify the vaccination status of all workers and put mandatory testing requirements in place for those employees who are unvaccinated. Only a week and a half later, CDPH issued a new, first in the nation, order mandating that workers…

California Health & Wellness Assisting Members Across El Dorado County during State of Emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 19, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declared states of emergency in El Dorado County, California Health & Wellness is providing special assistance to members in the county. The company is taking steps to ensure members affected by the fire can access essential prescription medications and have important information about their benefits if their services are interrupted. Prescription Information For the duration of the state of emergency, members in counties affected by the fires can obtain…