3rd Annual Health Services Administration Mixer and Professional Panel Resounding Success

by Van Ta Park

The third annual Health Services Administration Mixer and Professional Panel event at San José State University took place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 4-6:00pm at the Engineering Building, Room 285. This event was led and organized by Dr. Van Ta Park, Assistant Professor and Health Services Administration Concentration Coordinator, as well as the Health Services Administration Student Committee from the Department of Health Science. The three student leaders of the committee were Mitchica Bose, Christopher Cardema and Jerick Caballero.

The Health Services Administration Professional Panel allowed Health Science students and alumni, particularly those in the department’s Health Services Administration

Health Services Mixer Panel engages in lively exchange of ideas.

concentration (Option 4), to gain important and helpful information on health services administration from professionals in the field.  The panel discussion provided insight into the panelists’ backgrounds, training and experience and touched on current trends in the panelists’ fields of expertise.  Panelists also provided descriptive information on the organizations they represented including internship opportunities (Option 4 students are required to complete 200 hours of an internship during their last semester). Students also had the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists that informed their study and career planning.

We had the following panelists at our event:

The room was packed with more than 110 persons in attendance including students, alumni, and faculty! Many students and alumni have commented on how valuable this experience has been for them!

Photos of the fabulous event can be viewed here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=AAE5D05065E51DAD!221&authkey=!AMQ9xX1ou_8atnE

If you would like additional information about that event, please contact Dr. Ta Park at van.ta@sjsu.edu.

Information about the Health Sciences MPH Program can be found here: http://www.sjsu.edu/healthscience/docs/MPH_Campus_Application_packet_2013.pdf

Health Communication Sampler Celebration & Presentation Workshop 12/4/2012

by Frank Strona

It is with great pleasure that the class of SJSU’s Health Communication and Technology (aka HS158) invite you to attend the end of semester student project, Health Communication Sampler Celebration & Presentation Workshop on Tuesday December 4th, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:45 pm being held at our very own MLK Library in rooms 225/229.

During this much anticipated event, 12 students teams will present original material they developed using 21st century tools – including iPads, Tablets, social media technologies, digital and audio software – resulting in short digital media content. They will also introduce for the first time an entire cloud based series of presentations based on the Prezi.com platform.

The innovative projects shared during the Sampler, are developed in collaboration with the community-based partners and organizations that applied for our free partnership support over the summer as a way to promote and widen the health opportunities of the communities they serve locally in San Jose, in the larger Bay Area, as well as nationally. Each student group was asked to address various health-related issues, assess the impact the tools could achieve, and design, film and edit a custom digital project suitable for use by their host.

What is especially exciting is that the students enrolled in HS158 are not students who would have generally looked at technology and digital media as a routine response towards improving the health of communities. As Health Science undergraduates, participation in this course required the students to actively engage accessible and self-paced content, low-cost tools, and self-initiated learning above and beyond standard curriculums in an attempt to replicate the real-time work environment these young professionals will eventually find themselves in.

The annual event will take place on Tuesday December 4th, 2012 in rooms 225/229 of the Dr. MLK Jr. Library from 3:00pm to 5:45pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Student groups have dedicated an entire semester to creating a digital, interactive technology-based project or educational intervention and are excited to share this with the Health Science and Recreation family. We hope that you will join us and mingle with the students as they share their project results with the SJSU community, and many of the project Hosts who will also be in attendance.

Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding future health science professionals and join us to commend them on their valuable contributions to the SJSU campus and broader community.

Please RSVP by December 1st if you will attend so we can plan accordingly. Please contact Frank Strona at Frank.Strona@sjsu.edu for more information. You can also follow the class twitter feed at @HealthCommTech or follow hashtag #HS158.