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  1. 1. Cultivating the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow A Collaboration between the Medical Reserve Corps, Public Health Service and Health Occupations Students of America
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Discuss the importance of engaging the next generation of public health leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Describe ways in which PHS, MRC, and HOSA can work together to engage and educate the next generation of medical and public health professionals about important public health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss mentorship possibilities for students across the country </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Engage Youth?
  4. 4. Why Engage Youth?
  5. 5. Why Engage Youth?
  6. 6. Why Engage Youth?
  7. 7. Why Engage Youth? <ul><li>The Surgeon General’s Priorities for Public Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Disparities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparedness </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How to Engage Youth?
  9. 9. Medical Reserve Corps <ul><li>Mission: Engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize/utilize locally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate/integrate with existing programs and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer management - identify, screen/verify credentials, train </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. MRC Models <ul><li>Community-based = No “typical” MRC </li></ul><ul><li>All MRC units: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an organization structure for utilizing members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-identify members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify professional licensure/certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train/prepare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Units vary by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types/number of volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local mission/activities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Public Health Sedgwick County (KS) MRC Health Screening and Education Upper Merrimack Valley (MA) MRC Blood pressure screening Emergency Preparedness and Response Omaha (NE) MRC Evacuee Shelter Bergen County (NJ) MRC Dispensing Clinic MRC Activities
  12. 13. MRCs and Youth <ul><li>Student and Youth Work Group </li></ul><ul><li>“ Regular” MRC activities for and with youth </li></ul><ul><li>“ Junior MRCs” </li></ul>
  13. 14. HOSA Mission <ul><li>Enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Health Science & HOSA 2,900 HOSA Chapters 106,500 Members 43% Minorities 18% Males Elementary Schools (K-6) Awareness Middle Schools (7-8) Exploration High Schools (9-12) Preparation 2-Year Colleges (13-14) Certification 4-Year Colleges (15-Plus) Degrees Health Professions (Life) Careers
  15. 16. Future Health Professionals
  16. 17. Health Science 11 th Grade Curriculum Health Science II provides for the development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. The course may be taught by different methodologies, such as pre-employment laboratory, clinical rotation, or cooperative education. Unit I Leadership (HOSA) Unit II Communication Unit III Safety & Body Mechanics Unit IV Asepsis Unit V Professionalism Unit VI Ethical & Legal Unit VII Pathophysiology & Trauma Unit VIII Therapeutic & Diagnostic Skills Unit IX Environmental Skills Unit X Occupationally Specific Knowledge & Skills Unit XI Employability Skills
  17. 18. Washington Leadership Academy September 19-22, 2008
  18. 19. National Leadership Conference General Sessions  Competitions  Workshops  Exhibits  Recognition NLC Categories # Delegates . . . . 6,000 Exhibitors & Presenters . . . 150 VIP Guests . . . 125 Staff . . . . . . . . 25 Total 6,300
  19. 20. Health Science Events Dental Spelling Dental Terminology Medical Spelling Medical Terminology Medical Math Health Professions Events Administrative Medical Assistant Biotechnology Clinical Nursing Clinical Specialty Dental Assisting Home Health Aide Medical Assisting-Clinical Medical Laboratory Assistant Nursing Assisting *Personal Care Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Veterinary Assisting   Knowledge Tests Human Growth & Development Nutrition Pharmacology Pathophysiology Concepts of Health Care Teamwork Events Biomedical Debate Career Health Display Community Awareness Creative Problem Solving Forensic Medicine Health Education HOSA Bowl Medical Reading Parliamentary Procedure Public Service Announcement Emergency Preparedness Events CPR/First Aid Emergency Medical Technician *First Aid/Rescue Breathing CERT Public Health Emergency Preparedness Epidemiology Leadership Events Extemporaneous Health Display Extemporaneous Speaking Extemporaneous Writing *Interviewing Skills Job Seeking Skills Medical Photography Prepared Speaking Researched Persuasive Speaking *Speaking Skills   * Events for Students with Special Needs   HOSA Competitive Events
  20. 21. How have we worked together? <ul><li>Share Information to increase awareness </li></ul><ul><li>MRC and PHS presentations/workshops at HOSA Leadership Academy, State Advisors Meeting, National Leadership Conference </li></ul><ul><li>HOSA participation on MRC Student/Youth Work group </li></ul><ul><li>MRC judges for HOSA competitions </li></ul><ul><li>HOSA exhibit at 2009 Integrated Training Summit </li></ul>
  21. 22. How else can we work together? <ul><li>PHS Officers and MRC members can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as judges for HOSA competitions (state, national) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor HOSA students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide “shadowing” opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help HOSA students develop their leadership skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with HOSA students to bring public health messages (and information about PHS and MRC) to other students </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. HOSA can… <ul><li>Encourage HOSA students/advisors to join MRC (if possible) or start Junior MRCs </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage HOSA students/advisors to share information about MRC with family, friends, other community members </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage HOSA advisors to recommend PHS as a career choice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage HOSA members to consider PHS as a career choice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage HOSA students/advisors to share information about PHS with family, friends, other community members </li></ul>
  23. 24. More Information <ul><li>www.medicalreservecorps.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.hosa.org </li></ul>
  24. 25. Robert J. Tosatto, RPh, MPH, MBA CAPT, USPHS Director, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps Office of the Surgeon General Room 18C-14, Parklawn Building 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 (301) 443-2528 [email_address] www.medicalreservecorps.gov Contact Information