After-School Health Career Camps

SC AHEC/APCA Americorps member Rosario Aranda-Borders is starting an after-school Zoom program forAlaskan high school students interested in pursing careers in health, behavioral health, and human services. The program will follow the HOSA Future Health Professionals model and students will be automatically registered into this national program. Any high school student in Alaska is eligible…

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Introducing: Integrated English Training PATH Academies

Back in November, the APCA/SC AHEC wrapped up our first Integrated English Training (IET) PATH Academy, in partnership with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP). This training provides pre-employment training and opportunities to individuals who are English Language Learners. The IET training focused on job readiness, career exploration, and most importantly infused English skills training for…

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APCA 25th Anniversary Celebration Video

In 1995, a group of clinic administrators and clinicians visualized an organization to ensure that every Alaskan had access to basic health care. Over 25 years later, Alaska Primary Care Association has grown to represent twenty-eight organizations with more than 160 clinic sites across the state. Many friends new and old joined together to celebrate…

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Open: January 2021 PATH Academy Registration

Registration is open for our 3 week Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Health Care to take place January 11-29 2021. There are several tracks available. The DSP track is open to anyone interested in in a career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). Individuals do not need to be confirmed to be entering an Apprenticeship for the…

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November Highlights

The month started with our annual Alaska Primary Care Association Winter Summit, which featured a Workforce track developed and delivered by WFD Department also known as the SC AHEC. We delivered a Board/CEO Leadership training, ACES Training, QPR Training, Conflict resolution using Virtual Simulation, an Apprenticeship update, and more! We celebrated National Apprenticeship Week November…

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Contact Tracing at the APCA

As Covid-19 Case rates continue to rise, the Workforce Development Department/SC AHEC is contributing the State of Alaska’s contact tracing program. We have deployed a number of full time contact tracers, operating out of our department and engaged several Community Health Centers including Sunshine Community Health Center, Seldovia Village Tribes Health and Wellness, and Iliuliuk…

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October Highlights

October 2020 was a busy month at the SC AHEC. Some highlights include: Teaching the Integrated English Training (IET) PATH Academy for English Language Learners, in partnership with the Alaska Literacy Program. This course started in September to end in November. PATH Academy for individuals interested in working as DSPs took place, with most of…

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Sydney Burns: Staff Highlight

Written by Christina Afonin, AHEC Scholar Meet Sydney Burns!Sydney Burns, a longtime Anchorage resident, received her BSN from UAA in December 2019 and is a registered nurse, currently working at Southcentral AHEC as a Health Educator Coordinator. As a nursing student, Sydney was also an AHEC Scholar. Participating in the AHEC Scholar program served to…

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