The Health and Science Pipeline Initiative (HASPI) began in 2006 as a grant-funded program in San Diego County that aimed to increase awareness and strengthen preparation for healthcare careers. HASPI is a collaborative network of K-16 educators, industry representatives, and community organizations who have worked together to prepare students from all academic levels and backgrounds to pursue any health training program of their choice, anything ranging from becoming a technician to a physician through medically-themed lessons. Students learn content standards while experiencing career skills in relevant settings.