The Health and Science Pipeline Initiative (HASPI)
The focus of the HASPI curriculum has been to develop health pathway programs by incorporating healthcare and medical concepts into required core courses, such as Science and English. Through collaboration with education and industry partners, HASPI has developed labs, activities, and modules that will support the implementation of the Medical Biology, Medical Chemistry, Medical Anatomy & Physiology, Vaccination and Immunity, and middle school Earth, Life, and Physical Science curriculum for middle and high school programs.
The main goals of HASPI are to:
- increase health and medical career awareness.
- improve science proficiency in middle school, high school, and college courses
- strengthen student transition to post-secondary programs and improve retention rates.
NCHSE hosts Wednesday Webinars for our members and guests to learn from health industry leaders, NCHSE partners and educators. These webinars will be held once or twice a month. Registration for these events is required. Recordings will be posted on this page for those who are unable to attend live sessions.
National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)
The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is a national partnership of health science state leaders, organizations, publishers, and resource providers interested in bridging that gap through quality education. We work to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well-prepared health workforce.
For your reference, here are links to WI State and National Health Science Standards
PROGRAM & LICENSE UPDATES
The DPI guidance for 'Health Science Programming in Wisconsin' has been updated. Reference the DPI HSE website to find information on:
The need for health science programming
Health science career pathways and quality components
Health science courses and course coding
Educator licensing requirements
Examples of course and licensing configurations
Settings for course offerings
Carl Perkins Grant funding
WISELearn - The WISELearn educator resource portal has MANY free resources for the 6th - 12th-grade Health Science teacher! Check out some of the activities from WISELearn.
Health Literacy - Health Literacy 101 is an educational program developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy to help students learn the importance and impact of health literacy in the health profession, strategies for better communication, and how health literacy can be applied as a patient for better health.
Health Care Career Exploration - This unit provides information on various careers within the health care industry.
Principles and Practice of Infection Control - Students are introduced to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Standard Precautions for all patients are explored. Students will complete the CDC Hand Hygiene Training Course which is embedded, along with numerous videos, in this prepared PowerPoint.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources - Addressing health disparities and cultural sensitivity is considered a crucial skill in the healthcare sector. Adding topics of diversity and inclusion in your class curriculum will bring awareness to health inequities in healthcare systems and talk about ways to advocate and create system change.
JOIN HEALTH SCIENCE ONLINE NETWORKS
Join Google Currents (formally Google+ Community), a professional site for educators of Health Science and Biomedical Science courses. As a community member, you are encouraged to contribute your ideas, resources and uphold the standards of respect and quality. DPI is not responsible for the content provided. Use this invitation to join the community! To join, users must have a G Suite account.
Follow the NCHSE Facebook page and request access to join the national HSEA private Facebook group to stay up-to-date on events, network with other health science teachers from across the nation, and share resources (you do not need to be a member of HSEA to join).
NEW EDUCATOR TRAINING PROGRAM
UWSP HEALTH SCIENCE CERTIFICATE
The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is offering a new educator preparation program for health science education. Both undergraduate and graduate certificate options are being offered. For more information check out the certificate flyer here and access details on the UWSP website.