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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Health Care Pre-Apprenticeship Training programPATH Academy

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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