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Brooke Kochanski

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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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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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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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Exceeding Virtually All Expectations with High Country Conference on Respiratory Care

Mar 23, 2021 3:32:22 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in respiratory care

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In February 2021, a year into the Pandemic, the 35th Annual High Country Conference on Respiratory Care was held the first year as a virtual webinar. The event, held February 17-18, 2021, is designed BY respiratory therapists FOR respiratory therapists and students. Participants were provided with high-quality education sessions led by experts in the field. 

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The Cypher offers a training experience like none other...

Mar 18, 2021 9:50:47 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health

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"The Cypher offers a training experience like none other! Our conversations not only explore the intersection between hip hop and mental health, but we also foster rich conversation on a number of relevant topics within the world. Participating in The Cypher trainings provides folks with practical tools, but also exposes them to an unforgettable presentation that transcends the traditional training experience." - Speaker Andrew Watkins, MSW, LCSWA discusses what the training will provide for participants

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News from NWAHEC - Quarterly E-Newsletter

Mar 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Are you signed up for our email list to receive Quarterly E-Newsletters with updates about Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME). We will send you a new selection of updates every few months. In the meantime, you can keep up with us on our course catalog, social media, or here on our blog.

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Volunteer Training for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Mar 11, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCAHEC, COVID-19, Vaccines

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Online module available to the public for statewide use

The NC AHEC Program is offering an online module titled Volunteer Training for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites free to the public in North Carolina. This training provides a general introduction to what volunteers might expect onsite and can be supplemented with additional onboarding by their vaccination team.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Heart Health Now, Wellness, healthy eating

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March is National Nutrition Month and the perfect time to remind you that a healthy diet is one of the best ways to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke. Use these tips to eat smarter and live healthier.

Eating healthy isn't difficult, and you don't have to sacrifice the food you love. We'll help you learnHealthy food composition with tablet how to make informed choices about what you eat. 

Please join us in honoring National Nutritional Month by spending a few minutes watching this video [heart.org] about the value of a well-stocked pantry. It features Toby Smithson, a registered dietician nutritionist, and cooking instructor Carol Ritchie.

Then, as you're stocking your own pantry at home, here are 5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store. [heart.org] Your health means a lot to us, and we want to help you make smart food choices to live happier and healthier!

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