With more businesses reopening and many of us going back to work, there’s more than COVID-19 and social distancing to think about. June is Employee Wellbeing Month, and comes at a great time to remind ourselves also of how to reduce risk of muscle, bone, and joint injuries at work – whether you work from home or you're transitioning back to your traditional workplace.
We’re excited to announce that Mahnoor Yousuf is joining our team as our 2021 Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) Coordinator.
If Mahnoor’s name seems familiar, it’s because she was a student in last year’s HIP program. She is finishing her fourth year at UC San Diego majoring in biochemistry and cell biology, with a minor in global health, before she begins a gap year.
We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our line-up of Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) continuing education courses for clinicians: Online Mini Courses.
We know that budgets and schedules are tight these days, so we created these four, 10-hour online modules – priced at just $65 each – to make it easier than ever to improve your skills and confidence diagnosing and treating common musculoskeletal conditions.
Jackson Orthopedic Foundation lost a good friend and colleague last month. Dolores Beanland, one of the Foundation’s founding partners and long-time Board of Directors members, passed away on New Year’s Day following a brief COVID-related illness.
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been unprecedented – in fact, we hear that term so much that it hardly seems apt anymore to begin to describe the last 12 months. COVID-19 has been the grim centerpiece of much of that year, and, like many nonprofits, JOF has had to work hard to keep serving our constituents in this continually challenging environment.
However, thanks to you – our volunteers, donors, sponsors, students, preceptors, and team – we have weathered this storm. And we’re proud to say that we still managed to accomplish a fair amount.
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Jackson Orthopedic Foundation’s Third Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala Celebrates Orthopedic Education and Health
Oakland’s newest film festival raises needed funds to train nurses to treat orthopedic patients
October 20, 2020, Oakland, California — Canes is coming! And despite the challenges of COVID-19, the show must go on!
Following two very successful in-person events in 2018 and 2019, Jackson Orthopedic Foundation (JOF) will celebrate orthopedic health education virtually at its 3rd Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala on Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PST on Zoom and YouTube. This year’s festival theme is “The Show Must Go On”— because we simply can’t be sidelined by the current health crisis!
While the headlines have been full of COVID and the election of late, there’s one story that will likely stand out to California nurse practitioners: AB 890.
Assembly Bill 890 was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on September 29 and makes California the 23rd state in the U.S. to offer Full Practice Authority (FPA) to NPs. It goes into effect in January 2023, with implementation details to be developed over the next two years.
We're happy to share that our six-week, summer Healthcare Immersion Program for 2020 was a success! Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we were able to modify the program to include both in-clinic observation and online study to make it as engaging and informative as possible for participants, organizers, and preceptors alike.
We're the staff and volunteers at Jackson Orthopedic Foundation, committed to improving the lives of patients with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research and service.