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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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Our Diversity Star

Our very own Nyabony Gat was recently honored with UAA’s Diversity Action Council’sStudent Diversity Award. We are SO PROUD of this woman, who has worked at the SC AHEC since 2015, her freshman year at UAA. The following is taken from this recent article in the Green and Gold Blog: Nyabony GatYear: SeniorMajor: Health Sciences Born in…

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Pre-Apprenticeship Training (March/April 2019)

Student recruitment is in full swing for our 3-week Health Care Pre-Apprenticeship Training program March 18-April 5. I have a feeling this training may be a GAME CHANGER for Alaskans interested in working as Direct Support Professionals. I’ve sometimes heard that many who enter this field go into it with nothing much more than a…

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Health Career Camps

Serving the Alaska Military Youth Academy

We just wrapped up a 5-week Medical Cadet-to-Work (CWP) session with the Alaska Military Youth Academy – and it has been an awesome ride! The students were sharp, disciplined, and full of potential. Highlights included: Field trips to Benefe Equine Therapy, Prestige Care Nursing Home, Access Alaska, Southcentral Foundation, the UAA Rat Lab, UAA simulation…

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