Women's Health Specialists has partnered with the Institute of Technology to empower its graduating students on removing barriers to health care and providing client centered health care in Shasta County and beyond.
Women' s Health Specialists is a woman-controlled, nonprofit that provides a range of services including comprehensive reproductive health services for women and men in Northern California. For over thirty years, WHS has empowered community members through education, self-help and clinical services so that they can make the best health care decisions for themselves.
Institue of Technology located in Redding California as part of their mission ,is to empower their students to embark in the health care field and their choosen careers. The careers that IT offers are as follows:
Emergency Medical Technician
Medical Billing and Office Administration
Professional Medical Assistant
Two times a year each graduating class with an average of 28 students each,recevies a WHS education session. The staff at Institute of Technology have requested an education sessions on removing barriers in all areas of health care careers. No matter what career a student chooses, they have the knowledge and information to to make our health care system more client centered, informed, and help remove some of the barriers to receiving health care. In each of session Women's Health Specialists staff covers:
What does it mean to be client centered?
Compassionate, Nonjudgmental, Confidentiality
What are the barriers to receiving health care?
Education and Empowering Self and Community
Students are asked why they chose the field in health care and how tthey plan on making positive changes for the future.Group discussions, inter-active activity and role plays are part of the education sessions. With the tools that Women's Health Specialists have shared with them, 56 students are educated to continue on the positive road to success and empowerment for themselves and their community.
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