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Carrington College Supports New Health Corps Initiative in California

April 6, 2020
Carrington College Supports New Health Corps Initiative in California

Health workers have become heroes as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads around the world. Their tireless work and self-sacrifice continues to show the best of humanity.


However, to treat the rising number of patients in California, the populous state needs more healthcare workers to join the fight. That is why earlier this week California Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a new initiative to boost the state’s workforce and recruit more health care professionals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


“To treat the rising number of patients with COVID-19, our state needs more workers in the healthcare field to join the fight. If you have a background in health care, we need your help. If you’re a nursing school student, a medical school student, we need you,” said Governor Newsom at a press conference in Sacramento.


Health care professionals with an active license, medical and nursing students, medical retirees or members of medical disaster response teams are all encouraged to join the new California Health Corps by visiting HealthCorps.CA.Gov for more information.


According to CNBC, just one day after Governor Newsom announced the initiative, the program has been inundated with applications from more than 25,000 licensed health care workers, including medical students and other healthcare professionals. This is encouraging news and even the Governor added that the response to the initiative left him feeling “inspired.”


As a career-focused institution that has served the medical community for more than 50 years, we understand the importance of supporting our health care heroes and the communities they serve. We encourage all of our California faculty, staff, students and alumni to share this important initiative and consider supporting their community with their valuable skills.


The state is seeking doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, as well as certified nursing assistants to staff additional hospital beds and treat coronavirus patients.


For more ways to support your community, please visit the California Volunteers website at For more information on the state’s response to COVID-19, visit


Learn more about our medical programs at Carrington College.

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