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Pandemic Pivot:  TICE Session on our move to virtual.

Apr 9, 2021 1:03:24 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Webinar, COVID-19, telehealth, engagement, technology, teaching, learning, instruction, interaction, training, virtual

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This is a tale of business continuity and how necessity accelerated virtual adoption.
 
We are a seasoned education delivery operation servicing healthcare Continuing Professional Development. Our learners get their licensure requirements met through their participation in our activities.
 
Before the pandemic our activities were over 95% classroom, face to face, and in-person. Now we are 100% virtual.
 
So gather around for my Pandemic Pivot session at TICE 2021 and let me tell you how we adapted to the new landscape for teaching and learning.  
 
Hope to "see" you there!
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Exciting Collaborative Learning Opportunity for State Designated Rural Health Centers

Apr 9, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, NCAHEC, nccare360, rural health centers, Office of Rural Health, rural health

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The Office of Rural Health (ORH) and North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) invite you to participate in no-charge educational offerings to learn more about screening for unmet social needs, NCCARE360, and human service organizations in the region.

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Get Out and Celebrate National Walking Day - April 7th

Apr 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wellness, mental health, exercise

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National Walking Day is every year on the first Wednesday in April. National Walking Day is exactly as it sounds – a day to celebrate the easiest way to be the healthiest version of you. Walking for thirty to sixty minutes per day may sound like it isn’t much, but studies have shown that it can drastically improve your health and even help prevent ailments such as type II diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. 

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Best Practices in the Prevention and Treatment of Disordered Eating Series

Apr 4, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

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​This series of one-hour lectures will provide health care providers with best practices for prevention, screening, identification and treatment of disordered eating.​

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Social Determinants:  housing needs and home ownership in Watauga County, NC

Apr 1, 2021 9:02:59 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Insights, Healthy Opportunities, health equity, rural health, housing

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Social determinants awareness has become a consistent consideration in healthcare as we've become intentional about recognizing the environmental, social, and other factors leading to suboptimal health outcomes. Housing and the demand for safe and affordable housing is a challenge in many communities.

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WFBH's Dr. Ohl Says "Be Selfish" - 3 Reasons Why You SHOULD Get Vaccinated

Apr 1, 2021 10:23:15 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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Dr. Christopher Ohl, Infectious Disease Expert at Wake Forest Baptist Health, shared his weekly update on Facebook Live this week. Most of the segment was spent on why you should get vaccinated.

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Southern Trans Health and Wellness Conference - Coming Up on April 15th

Apr 1, 2021 9:19:00 AM / by NW AHEC

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Join us VIRTUALLY for the Southern Trans Health and Wellness Conference on April 15-16, 2021 - Agenda details have been posted, get registered today! 

STHWC_logo_finalThe Southern Trans Health and Wellness Conference is designed to highlight best practices, innovative research and authentic community partnerships to center the lived experiences of impacted populations and to support the health, racial equity, equality and wellness of transgender, non-binary, intersex and gender-expansive communities.

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Medical-Legal Partnership: Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Team-Based Care

Apr 1, 2021 9:14:00 AM / by NW AHEC posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

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12 Grade Students Can Apply Today for North Carolina Pre-Scholars Institute

Mar 30, 2021 10:44:38 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, students

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A Statewide Health Careers Summer Program for rising 12th grade students

The North Carolina AHEC Pre-Scholars Institute aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops taught by health science faculty from across the state of NC, health care professional guest speakers, games and more! Our goal is to expose and prepare teens for a variety of careers in healthcare in a fun and exciting way. We believe in funrichment (fun+enrichment)! The content will be delivered via live webinar and online modules.

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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach

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We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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