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6 key regulatory updates you need to know about

Posted by Jessica Langley on June 2017

June was a busy month for the healthcare education industry. Many key themes focused on challenging educational institutions and businesses to think more creatively about experientallearning and the concept of apprenticeships. It’s challenging to keep up with regulatory updates, announcements, mergers, best practices, so we’ve made it more simple for you.  

Here is a collection of the top stories in allied health for the past month. Providing fast access to key industry updates and empowering individuals with this information is meaningful to the work we do here at NHA.

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Workforce Development: Could Apprenticeships Help Close America’s Skills Gap?

Every year in June, “Workforce Development Week” is celebrated. This year, maybe more than ever, there was an increased focus on the occasion from the current administration. This year’s key themes included: apprenticeships, experiential learning and practicums; all concepts that have been applied in various industries for years, but are now viewed as a solution to the mismatch that exists between workforce demand and workforce supply.

Read the full story here >

 

NHA has been Recognized by The American Legion and Other Credentialing Stakeholders to Help Improve Transparency in the Credentialing Marketplace

At the end of June, NHA will be represented at the Military to Healthcare Credentialing Roundtable convened by The American Legion to address the employment challenges currently facing America’s service members and veterans in healthcare. This intimate group will collaborate with other key stakeholders, such as representatives from each military branch and the Credential Engine, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, to discuss the unique challenges veterans face when it comes to credential attainment.

Read the full story from The American Legion >

 

Exploring Educational and Healthcare Provider Partnerships to Improve Graduate Placement and Healthcare Recruiting Outcomes

NHA partner, Ultimate Medical Academy is maximizing their Career Services focus with a Regional Strategic Partnership structure and an Alumni Network that benefits graduates, employees and healthcare organizations alike. This supportive educational experience is aimed at helping the next generation of allied health professionals achieve results as they look to start their careers in the professional healthcare community. They are share details around their focus on builder a stronger brand with employers and raising awareness inorder to create stonger paths to employement.

Read the full story from Career Education Review >

 

Educators Await Results of Gainful Employement Renegotiations

The Trump administration will pursue a do-over of the rule-making process that produced that regulation, known as borrower defense to repayment, as well as the gainful-employment rule. The latter holds vocational programs at all institutions and all programs at for-profits accountable when they produce graduates with burdensome student loan debt.

Read the full story from Inside Higher Ed >

 

Profession Based Learning for Secondary Education

The CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) Network recently held their annual Summer Huddle with a focus on experimentation and innovation.  CAPS programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. Students fast forward their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture; solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs.

Read the full story from The CAPS >

 

A Push For Career Education

Career education, apprenticeships, quality education and strong partnerships are at the core of the allied health industry. Many allied health professions do not require completion of a two or four year education program but rather have a focus on skills, core competencies, outcomes and meeting industry needs.

Read the full story from Inside Higher Ed >

Topics: Great Topic, allied health careers, allied health, credentialing

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Events

NHA will be in attendance at the following conferences and events throughout 2017: 
  • PTEC (Pharmacy Technician Education Council) 
    July 13-15, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • NACDS Total Show Expo (National Association of Chain Drug Stores)
    August 19-22, 2017 
    San Diego, California 
  • MGMA (Medical Group Management Association)
    October 8-11, 2017
    Anaheim, California
  • ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education)
    December 6-9, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

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