Director's Message

In September, AHEC staff from around North Carolina, along with many colleagues from our partner institutions, gathered in Raleigh for our 2012 Statewide AHEC Conference. Hosted by the Wake AHEC, the conference gave us an opportunity to hear from several outstanding national health care experts, to share “best practices” being deployed across the state by different AHECs, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of AHEC in North Carolina...(more)





News Briefs

Northwest AHEC Launches Mobile App for NC Physicians

Supporting Military Families: Children Serve Too!

AHECs Discuss the Changing Health Care Landscape

Visiting British Physician Studies AHEC Medical Student Training

Greensboro AHEC Collaborates to Reach New Market

Giving Back to the Community

Two New Health Care Workforce Reports Released

Staff News + Awards

Knight Retires as Greensboro AHEC Director After 28 Years of AHEC Service | Nester Named New Director

Mazzocco Retires as AHEC Nursing Liaison | Shuler Chosen as New Nursing Liaison


North Carolina AHEC Program
fall 2012 newsletter

NC AHEC Program Top Rated Nationally in Primary Care Assistance
As part of an effort to modernize the nation’s health care system through health information technology, the NC AHEC Program was recently recognized as one of the two top programs in the nation that help primary care providers use this technology to improve outcomes...(more) | Rural Physicians Embrace Trend of Using Electronic Health Records...(more)

The Foundation for Nursing Excellence Receives NC AHEC Grant to Strengthen NC’s Nursing Workforce
The Foundation for Nursing Excellence (FFNE) will receive $170,000 in grants from the NC AHEC Program over the next two years to expand efforts to increase the educational preparation of the nursing workforce of North Carolina...(more)

Southern Regional AHEC Implements Integrated Care Model for Primary and Mental Health Care
Because primary care practitioners are not trained to treat mental disorders, it impedes the identification and treatment of these problems in their patients. Through a two-year grant awarded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, The Family Medicine Center at Southern Regional AHEC is developing a sustainable model of integrated primary care as part of its recognition and operation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home...(more)

Two Students Follow the NC AHEC Pipeline to HAPI-ness
Chanel Blaylock and Ashley Rogers spent the summer of 2012 as ambassadors for the allied health professions. As interns for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Affairs Pipeline Initiative (HAPI), the two students served as prime examples of a successful pipeline experience using the NC Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) Health Careers program...(more)