Director's Message

This is an exciting time for everyone working in the health care field, including those of us in health professions’ education. Although it is not at all clear where reform will wind up when Congress has finished its work, it does seem clear that there are important opportunities for those of us working to prepare a health professions workforce for the 21st Century. Preparing a larger and more robust primary care workforce must be one of our priorities...(more)


News Briefs

AHEC Pharmacists Involved in Professional Development

R U n2 Health Careers?

Sports Medicine Program Works with U.S. Military

Wynn Named President of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators

Area L AHEC Board Chair Broadnax retires after 21 Years of Service

Woodworth to Retire from SEAHEC after 26 Years of Service

Former AHEC and Civic Leader Margaret Pollard Dies

Touched by an AHEC: Stories from Across the State -- GAHEC Rural Hospital Rotation

North Carolina AHEC Program
fall 2009 newsletter

A Modern Day Application of Stone Soup:
North Carolina Allied Health Regional Skills Partnerships

There’s an old Portuguese fable, “Stone Soup,” that begins with a kindly, old stranger who was passing through a village...(more) by Amy Vega, Southern Regional AHEC

Improving Health Communication: The Development of Health Literacy Materials
Health outcomes are directly impacted by a person’s ability to understand health issues and treatment recommendations and instructions. Therefore, it is very critical that health professionals start to incorporate health literacy into practice...(more) By Nedra Edwards Hines, Northwest AHEC

Wyeth Fellow Finds a Treasure Trove of Opportunities in North Carolina
In August 2009, National Association of Clinical Tutors/Wyeth Traveling Fellow Kamal Nathavitharana, MB BS, PhD, MRCP, FRCPCH, DCH, became the 32nd Fellow from the United Kingdom to visit North Carolina...(more)

Mountain AHEC Represented on Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative
A team from MAHEC, Mission Hospital, and the Buncombe County Council on Aging was recently accepted into the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy (PSPC) Collaborative...(more)