Our Covid-19 Update

What a difference a month makes. This time last month, staff were gearing up for PATH Classes and a spring break High School Health Career Camp. Staff had travel plans to deliver High School Camps in Kodiak and Dillingham. We were writing curriculum to launch a 3-week PATH intensive tailored for English Language Learners to…

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High School Students Explore Health Careers

Students from various Anchorage high schools attended a Behavioral Health Camp during their spring break to explore topics related to mental wellness and medical career paths. Throughout the week, students engaged in activities with their peers to expand their knowledge on the impact of behavioral health issues and how this relates to themselves, family and…

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Mental Health Specialist PATH

February 2020 was an exciting month for South Central Alaska AHEC! In partnership with North Star Behavioral Hospital, we held our first Mental Health Specialist PATH Academy. Funded by the State of Alaska Department of Labor, this three-week training prepared students for a career in behavioral health as a mental health specialist. Participants received Mental…

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Apprenticeship Opportunities Awaits

The APCA/SC Alaska AHEC is launching a cohort of Apprenticeships in February 2020. This opportunity is funded by the Department of Labor and is free to students and health care facilities. In order to participate, Apprenticeship candidates must be already employed, preferably new, at a Health facility. Employers will need to review and agree to…

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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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High School Students

High School Students Attend Behavioral Health Camp

Chugach School District students from Anchorage, Alakanuk, and Akiak attended a week-long Behavioral Health Camp from November 15 – 21, 2019. They heard from industry professionals, toured the UAA rat lab, and became certified in Mental Health First Aid. They are returning to their communities with some great skills and increased interest in a career…

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PATH Academy Students

Students graduate from three-week PATH Academy

Adult students from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley recently graduated from South Central Alaska AHEC’s three-week healthcare pre-apprenticeship training called the PATH Academy. Participants were able to earn their Basic Life Support CPR, First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid certifications. In addition to industry-recognized certifications, students participated in an aging simulation activity, visited Turnagain…

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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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