SC AHEC August 2020 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter for South Central AHEC. This month we detail: The August AAI PATH Academy The Apprenticeship Program- deadline to apply is SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 Credentialing Services Employee Feature: Meet Louise Crago! For more see the full newsletter here


SHARP I Solicitation for Clinician and Employer Applicants – NOW OPEN

Know that the SHARP-1 application period is now open: May 1st thru July 10th. If you have interest or questions, you can call into scheduled teleconferences to learn about this SHARP-1 opportunity. These teleconferences are optional, and any interested party can call-in. In general, content repeats on the following dates. Call 888-392-4560 then dial code…


Professional Development Series

The following are recordings of our 10-session Gift-of-Professional-Development-In-Covid-Times series, with several sessions focused specifically on Professionalism in Health Care. It was delivered “live” April – May of 2020. Thank you to all who attended and provided feedback. We’ve had many organizations request the recordings to share with their staff, so we loaded them all on…


Free Gift of Professional Development in Covid-19 Times

As the needs of the workforce has been impacted during this Covid-19 epidemic, the AHEC at the Alaska Primary Care Association is giving the gift of free professional development. Please join us if you can. Professionalism in Healthcare is a 10-session online course that help Community Health Centers and other health care organization staff “level…


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…


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…


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…

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…

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…

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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