First Lady Mara Kimmel

Anchorage First Lady Mara Kimmel Addresses Health Workforce Issues

A group of individuals and agencies working on issues related to the health care workforce got together for a networking breakfast on November 22 at City Hall. Dr. Kimmel spoke on the potential for the immigrant workforce to make a positive contribution to the economy and help address workforce shortages. She also addressed the current…

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Health Career Camps

Behavioral Health Career Camp in Dillingham

AHEC instructor Teresa Novakovich led a Behavioral Health Career Camp in Dillingham, Alaska. Dillingham, population 2330, is a small community located in south west Alaska in the Bristol Bay region. High School Students from the Southwest Regional School District, which includes village schools in the region, attended this 5 day intensive. Students learned about careers…

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Our Alaskan AHEC leader takes on the National Stage

We are so pleased to announce that Gloria Burnett, Director of the Program AHEC at UAA has been awarded the high honor of being selected as the President Elect of the National AHEC Organization. We know Gloria will represent us well on the national stage. Taken from the UAA College of Health news website: Gloria…

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Jumpstart your Career

Alaska Public Media produced a brief video of our PATH Academy as a part of their Alaska@Work Initiative – check it out here: We have a PATH Academy starting October 14. Individuals interested in a career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) should apply. Trainees will receive certifications in CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid,…

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Our HPOG Partnership

Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program, similar to our AHEC, is in the business of making dreams come true for Alaskans. Check out this amazing story of Mary, whose life journey took her from a downward spiral of addictions to a life of meaning through achieving her goals: The SC AHEC has…

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Spotlight on Karen with Americorps

We’ve worked with AmeriCorps service members for a number of years at the SC Alaska AHEC, most recently with RuralCap’s Resilient Alaska Youth Program. What an excellent program promoting GOOD in the world! Karen Chin, our most recent Americorps alumni, made a tremendous impact on our little Center. Karen is a former public health professional,…

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A Fond “Until Next Time”

We recently bid bon voyage to Emily Berman, who I affectionately call one of our “founding members” of the AHEC staff, as she was one of the original staff who was present during the 2015 transition of the SC Alaska AHEC from Providence Alaska Medical Center to the Alaska Primary Care Association. Emily originally joined…

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An Open Mind and a Solid Resume

I received this email from a PATH Academy student today and it made my day. I admire James for how he keeps his mind open to possibilities, while “doing the work” to prepare professionally so when opportunities came knocking, he was well ready to take them on. Good afternoon ladies! I hoped to take a…

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Advocacy

Health Workforce Stakeholder’s Breakfast on 5/17

We are holding a the kickoff of the Health Workforce Stakeholder’s Breakfast on 5/17. You can register here: https://healthworkforcestakeholdersbreakfastanch20190517.eventbrite.com The purpose of this event is simple – this is an opportunity for all of us that work on growing the health workforce to meet, eat, and share. This is not a workgroup. There’s no project…

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Healthcare Quality

Saving Lives through MHFA

I received an email today that one of our trainees, who wished to remain anonymous, saved the life of a peer after taking one of our programs that included a Mental Health First Aid. We were all moved by this news, especially Karen, our Americorps extraordinaire, who taught the academy. She was full of pride…

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