North Carolina AHEC Program
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AHECs Discuss the Changing Health Care Landscape
From July 29 to August 2, 2012, the National AHEC Organization (NAO) held its biennial conference in San Antonio, Texas. The North Carolina AHECs were well represented as award-winners, presenters, and attendees.
NAO President Mary J. Sienkiewicz, MBA, presented the NAO Presidential Award to NC AHEC Director Tom Bacon, DrPH (photo right). The award was given “in recognition of 35 years of visionary AHEC leadership at center and program levels, preparing a diverse health workforce for service to underserved populations and communities of North Carolina, in partnership with academic and community partners ‘creating a better state of health’ and for his leadership and generosity in mentoring colleagues throughout the national AHEC network.”
The AHEC Center Award for Excellence in Learning Resources went to Greensboro AHEC for “Transforming Education Delivery through online classes.” Karen Zeliff and Karen Phillips accepted on behalf of Greensboro AHEC.
The AHEC Center Award for Excellence in Continuing Education went to Northwest AHEC for “Endotracheal Tube Choice and Use: A Training Module for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensivists.” Adele Evans, MD, and Andy Brewer accepted on behalf of Northwest AHEC.
Six sessions were presented by AHEC staff and colleagues from North Carolina:
- Operation Mobile – Andrew Brewer, Lee Howard, and Christopher A. Jones, Northwest AHEC
- Evaluating CE: Application/Transfer and Behavior Change in the Workplace – Jennifer Casey and Larry Freeman, Northwest AHEC
- AHEC Practice-Based Services: Combining Multiple Educational Paradigms to Achieve Improved Care – Thomas Bacon, Samuel Cykert, and Ann Lefebvre, NC AHEC Program Office
- A-TrACC Project for the Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service Members & Families – Sheryl Pacelli, SEAHEC (with Bob Goodale, Citizen Solder Support Program, and James P. Kelly, National Intrepid Center of Excellence)
- Preparing Students for Health Careers: Effective Models and Incremental Outcomes – Elaine B. Owens, Wake AHEC
- AHEC Can Unscramble the Alphabet Soup of Quality Initiatives for Providers – Deborah L. Dirkse and Medina E. Wilson, Northwest AHEC