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Health Career Connection (HCC) inspires and empowers undergraduate students, recent graduates and HCC alumni to successfully pursue health careers and connects them to health employers and graduate health professions schools seeking qualified, diverse candidates. For over 23 years HCC has assisted individuals to discover and achieve their health career goals, become effective health leaders and make a difference in health organizations and communities. HCC has also made substantial contributions to the priority goals of our partner organizations and to increasing diversity in the health professions.
Programs and Partners
HCC comprehensive summer internship program provides hands on exposure, experience and mentoring. HCC’s paid, full-time summer educational internships assist undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue careers in healthcare management and policy, health education, community health, nursing administration, and other public health options. HCC partners with leading health organizations to offer meaningful internship experiences in 4 California Regions and in New England, New York/New Jersey, and North Carolina (View our Regions). HCC also partners with leading graduate health professions schools to provide regional intern cohorts with workshops and information about how to best prepare and be competitive applicants for graduate education.
HCC and host organizations have empowered over 1,400 interns to successfully pursue health careers. Over 95% of HCC interns report that the internship had a profound influence on their career and educational choices and opportunities. 90% of HCC interns have been from under-represented racial and ethnic groups. A significant number of HCC interns have gone on to graduate school and successful health careers. Over 60% of host organizations have hired their HCC interns. 95% of HCC host organizations repeat as intern sponsors, many host multiple interns.
HCC’s ultimate aim is to improve the health of our increasingly diverse communities by developing value driven health leaders and professionals capable of and committed to addressing our complex health challenges. We have a priority focus on inspiring future leaders and professionals to serve under-served communities and to reach back to support others behind them in the health professions pipeline.
HCC Award Announcement
James Irvine Foundation
Congratulations to our President Jeff Oxendine for being a recipient of a 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award! Watch an inspiring video about our organization here: www.irvine.org/oxendine
SACRAMENTO, February 4, 2013 — Six Californians will receive the 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards at an event in Sacramento today. Now in its eighth year, the awards celebrate extraordinary leaders who are advancing proven, innovative solutions to some of California’s most difficult problems. The awards aim to uncover and spotlight these breakthrough solutions so that they can inform policymaking and better the lives of even more Californians.
This year’s recipients, described below, will each receive $125,000 in organizational support. Additionally, award recipients are eligible to apply for another grant of up to $200,000 to share their effective approaches with policymakers and others or to expand their programs.
The California State Senate will recognize recipients during its floor session today following a luncheon at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento at which elected officials will present the awards.
This year’s award recipients are helping to improve the lives of thousands of Californians every day. Whether it is increasing economic opportunity for low-wage workers or fostering a more productive learning environment for elementary school children, these individuals are evidence that the ingenuity and optimism needed to solve difficult problems exists throughout the state.
“I’m inspired by the transformative results these leaders have achieved by collaborating across sectors to come up with new and effective solutions,” said Jim Canales, president and CEO of the Irvine Foundation. “They each have excelled at building upon the assets of California’s residents to improve the future of our state.”
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards annually recognize Californians who are advancing innovative, effective solitions to critical state issues. Since 2006, awards have been given to 45 recipients, both individuals and groups, working in a wide variety of fields, including education, health, agriculture, economic development and the environment. The Foundation provides each recipient with $125,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California.
The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding for the people pf California to particiapate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation's grantmaking focuses on three program areas: Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 3.500 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With about $1.6 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $68 million in 2012 for the people of California.
For more information about the James Irvine Foundation, visit: www.irvine.org
HCC welcomes your generous contribution to help support interns, expand service offerings, and improve organizational outreach and functioning. If you’d like to make a donation, please use the link below.