Improving Health Professions Pathways and Best Practices

Activity Work Plan

Index Activity Work Plan Timeline
1 Develop and implement, in partnership with the Public Health Institute, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, California Academic Partnership Program, CCC-CSU Transfer Advisory Committee, CCC counselors, and the Articulation Officer at CSU, additional partnerships, agreements and pipeline programs between CSU campuses and UC professional schools that promote the enrollment, retention and success of CSU underrepresented students in medical, dental and pharmacy schools. Commencing immediately through duration of project period (2009)
2 Subcontract with San Francisco State University to partner with UCSF and facilitate discussions among health professions advisors, faculty members, staff, students, alumni, Regional Health Occupations Resource Center directors, legislators and employers, centered on increasing the numbers and diversity of CSU entrants to UC medical, dental and pharmacy schools as well as increasing the numbers and diversity of nursing and allied health professionals, with a focus on building inter-segmental coalitions of CSU, CCC and UC faculty members in these disciplines. March- April 2008
3 Subcontract with CSU Northridge to partner with the UCLA and facilitate discussions among health professions advisors, faculty members, staff, students and alumni centered on increasing the numbers and diversity of nursing and allied health professionals as will as increasing the numbers and diversity of CSU entrants to UC medical, dental and pharmacy schools, with a focus on building inter-segmental coalitions of CSU, CCC and UC faculty members in these disciplines. March- April 2008
4 Subcontract with or provide stipend to CSU Program Directors (TBD) of nursing, allied health and public health programs throughout California to facilitate discussions among health professions advisors, faculty members, staff, students and alumni centered on increasing the numbers and diversity of nursing, allied health and public health students, with a focus on building inter-segmental coalitions of CSU, CCC and UC faculty members in these disciplines. May 2008
5 Hold series of planning meetings (one each North and South) each year to perform critical reexamination of advising, mentoring, and curricular pathways among health professions advisors, key faculty, staff, students, and alumnae in partnership with the Public Health Institute, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, California Academic Partnership Program, and CCC-CSU. Jun/Jul 2008 & 2009 (note: may need to move to August 2008 to accommodate CCC and CSU faculty schedules
6 Convene representatives from all educational partners identified above, as well as community/patient advocacy groups, Public Health Institute, California Health Professions Consortium, Greenlining Institute, Regional Health Occupations Resource Center directors, legislators and employers to obtain their input on how best to increase the number and diversity of CSU entrants to UC medical, dental and pharmacy schools, as well as to nursing and allied health professions academic programs in California. Late August 2008 - early September 2008
7 Identify barriers and best practices (i.e., around articulation, CCC-CSU transfer and policies that can address institutionalization and sustainability of programs) in the preparation of underrepresented CSU students for successful acceptance and entry to California professional health programs, and for underrepresented CCC students entering CSU baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate health professions programs. Jun 2008- January 2009
8 Coordinate with Public Health Institute and UC Berkeley School of Public Health to produce an action plan that can serve as a template for activities CSU can undertake over the next five years to achieve the goal of enrolling and graduating more well-qualified health professionals who reflect the full diversity of California's residents. Jan 2009- August 2009
9 Present the action plan to the CSU Chancellor's Office, CSU health professions advisors, faculty members, deans and other administrators, the UC Health Sciences Committee, the CCC Chancellor's Office, and community partners as an additional opportunity to refresh the consultative process. September 2009