Thursday, February 26, 2015

$10 Million for Oakland Medical Internships

By Doug Oakley
Published January 2015
Oakland middle, high school and college students in linked learning programs are the main benefactors of a $10 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies to Alameda Health Systems, which runs Highland Hospital and three others in the area, the health care provider said Thursday. 

The grant is the largest in the history of the system and will go toward internships for Oakland middle and high school students at Highland Hospital called the Health Excellence and Academic Leadership Program. The money will also benefit the Mentoring in Medicine & Science Program for Oakland high school and East Bay college students. 

A third program also will benefit from the grant: the Emergency Medical Technicians and Health Coach Training programs for young adults who come from low income backgrounds, which is run by Alameda County. 

"This grant will be truly transformational for our youth and our community, and will build on Alameda Health System's long tradition as a teaching institution," said Alameda Health System Foundation's Chair Josefina Baltodano in a statement.

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