The homeless and their health care needs

The homeless population in the U.S. needs access to medical care

More than 600,000 people in the United States are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.1 That number takes into account all the individuals in the country that are living in shelters, their cars, on sidewalks or on heat grates. It also includes those individuals and…

Our Students Have Heart!

Carrington College Heart Pillows

Every year the Carrington College Phoenix campus supports and promotes Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week (7th-14th February); it holds an event, the heart pillow project, that raises awareness and brings smiles to hundreds of children’s faces. This month, for the fifth consecutive…

H1N1 flu threatens most vulnerable populations

Certain people are more susceptible to the H1N1 virus

Doctors, medical assistants and nurses are all preparing to deal with the increase in cases of the H1N1 flu virus that has been spreading across the nation. According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu,…

Patient-centered medical homes are gaining popularity

Patient-centered medical homes are replacing traditional doctor's offices

For students preparing to be medical assistants, nurses and doctors, one career option is to explore the growing trend in patient-centered medical homes. An increasing number of federally qualified health centers in the U.S. are providing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) options. In homes…

Carrington Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentines Day Card

Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue and Goldie! As a thank you from Carrington, check out these 8 free different valentine’s cards to woo that special someone! Simply print out as many valentines as you need, cut them out, and hand them out to your valentine!

Faculty Spotlight – Meet Travis Matthews

Criminal Justice Program Director Travis Matthews

Travis Matthews, B.A., is the Criminal Justice (CJ) Program Director at our San Jose campus.
How long have you been at Carrington Travis, and how long have you been in the CJ field?
I joined Carrington in September 2008. I’ve been the Program Director for about a year now. Before that I had…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – FA100

FA100 Classmates

Hey guys, It’s Mayra again. This is my fourth blog as I work through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. I’m now about 8 weeks into my program; I completed the introductory ‘Foundations for Achievement’ course (FA100) a couple of weeks ago and I’m excited that I’ve started my…