HM AHEC offers 1 1/2 hour career exploration presentations to high schools. To book a presentation at your school contact: email@example.com or 518-480-2432
Please join Community Health Workers, and Community Health Worker supporters for the first “Emerging Healthcare Professions: Spotlight on Community Health Workers Conference.” Hosted by Schenectady County Community College and in conjunction with the Healthy Capital District Initiative (HCDI), The Alliance for Better Health and the Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
Community Health workers (CHWs) have become an integral part of today’s healthcare system. This conference will focus on the scope of practice of current CHWs, pathways to success for emerging healthcare professionals and a call to action concentrated on enhancing the relevancy of community health work in New York State. Tickets are still available for this exciting event and are only $5 for currently enrolled SCCC students.
Please visit Eventbrite at www.ehcp2017.eventbrite.com for tickets and reservations.
Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HM AHEC) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Health Career Scholarships.
- Kaylee Becker a Senior at Fonda-Fultonville High School located in Montgomery County will be seeking a degree in Nursing at the Sage College of Albany
- Joseph Bott a Senior at Averill Park High School located in Rensselaer County will be seeking a degree in Oncology at Union College
- Michael Brown a Senior at Johnstown High School located in Fulton County will be seeking a degree as an Orthopedic Physician at Fulton Montgomery Community College
- Kylie Cotugno a Senior at Mayfield Junior-Senior High School located in Fulton County will be seeking a degree in Dentistry at Union College
- Cassie Crucetti a Senior at Hoosick Falls Central School located in Rensselaer County will be seeking a degree in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College
- Meghan Kelly a Senior at Minerva Central School located in Essex County will be seeking a degree in Nursing at Russell Sage College
- Adam Mancini a Senior at Galway Central School located in Saratoga County will be seeking a degree in Radiology at Fulton Montgomery Community College
- Casey Perkins a Senior at Greenwich High School located in Washington County will be seeking a degree in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology at Fairfield University
- Kiley Whalen a Senior at Queensbury High School located in Warren County is seeking a degree in Biomedical Technology and studying to become a Physician’s Assistant at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Chad Zeoli a Senior at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School located in Albany County will be seeking a degree in Physical Therapy at the Sage College of Albany
HM AHEC, with offices located in Glens Falls and Albany, serves a ten-county region (Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington), by building partnerships to strengthen the healthcare workforce.
In its ongoing efforts to area health professionals focus on proactive, coordinated health care delivery, Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HM AHEC) announced the launch of two new education initiatives. The new programs, developed as part of a comprehensive Care Coordination series, explore the topics of implicit bias and language access.
Language Access: The Growing Role of Health Interpreters addresses how medical providers can best serve patients who speak different languages and may come from different cultural backgrounds. Communication barriers can be challenging for both patients and health providers. Health interpreters are emerging as a critical occupation in almost all medical environments, including many facilities in the Capital District. Language Access: The Growing Role of Health Interpreters will take place from 9:00am to 12:00pm on June 14 and 16 at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta. The session will be facilitated by Wilma Alvardo-Little, founder of the health equity-focused firm, AlvardoLittle Consulting. The program costs $159, with a $10 discount offered to those who register by May 22. Registration is available online at hmahec.org/language-access.
Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias explores the impact of bias on various systems, including but not limited to, health care settings. Participants will learn about the Implicit Association Test and will learn proven strategies to address and undo bias. The program will be facilitated by Gregory Owens, a leadership and development consultant with more than 30 years of experience. “Thoughtful considerations of the way that culture affects our efforts to provide the best for the people who come to us for help, assistance and services is critically important in an ever changing society,” Owens said. “The intersection of cultural competence, unconscious bias, health literacy and language access is so important to us today, as we in the helping arena seek to be the best that we can. I am glad for the opportunity to work with people who are willing to explore beyond what they may already know and look at the rest of the picture.” Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm on June 21 at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta. The program costs $169, with a $10 discount offered to those who register by May 22. Registration is available online at hmahec.org/implicit-bias.
“As the health care community moves to more coordinated, patient-centered care models, specialty topics such as improving language access and minimizing implicit bias are becoming necessary skills for medical professionals in many modern care facilities,” said Leza Wood, HM AHEC’s executive director. “While we’ve chosen these two areas to launch our new series of care coordination training, we look forward to adding additional topics as the series continues to grow and address critical, local health education needs.”
Hudson Mohawk AHEC is dedicated to developing and strengthening the health care workforce in underserved communities throughout the New York Capital District and lower Adirondack regions. The nonprofit organization’s unique three-pronged mission promotes and encourages healthcare career paths among youth, provides educational resources and scholarships to future health professionals, and delivers ongoing professional education to maintain a competitive and caring local healthcare infrastructure. HM AHEC operates from dual locations in Glens Falls and Albany.
$500 will be awarded to 10 graduating high school seniors that are entering into a healthcare training or education program within our 10 county region; Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington.
APPLICATION DEADLINE May 1st, 2017
Download application online on our Health Scholarship page.
For more information, contact Adrienne Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.480.2432