There are health workforce shortages across Virginia that lead to barriers to accessing care, health disparities between populations, and worse health outcomes. In addition, there is a lack of support for young people to purse diverse and sustainable health careers in their local communities.
The health sciences workforce highway enables continuous learning, beginning with early engagement in middle school and continuing throughout with professional education. IT also facilitates on and off ramps as students transition between school and work for upskilling and career change, while contributing to the economic development in local communities.
Since 1991, Loudoun Hunger Relief has been a leading non-profit providing food assistance to the residents of Loudoun County, ensuring access to nutritious foods for families in need.
The Fairfax County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences and the Claude Moore Scholars in partnership with Inova Health System are preparing students by putting their medical skills to test by simulating full-scale mock disasters.
Claude Moore Scholar – Jeff Rivera is a recent graduate at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, majoring in Radiation Sciences and graduating in May 2019. Jeff’s concentration within his major was Radiography, with a sub-specialization in Cardiac Catheterization for heart imaging.
Claude Moore Scholar – Lexi prepared for a healthcare career by majoring in Radiation Services at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in Radiography and a sub-specialization in Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning.