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Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC
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28th Annual Building Partnership for Healthier Hearts on June 27th

May 22, 2024 3:23:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in heart health, cardiovascular

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The Building Partnerships for Healthier Hearts conference is an annual conference with over 25 years running. This conference brings together subject matter experts across Cardiovascular Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services to focus on best care for cardiovascular patients. Register Now

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Join us June 7th for TCM: Health Care Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

May 13, 2024 3:16:51 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in tailored care management

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This program will provide an overview of health care fraud nationally and specifically in North Carolina. Some topic areas include the extent of health care fraud, typical health care fraud schemes, compliance oversight of health care fraud in North Carolina, current trends in health care fraud, summaries of several actual NC health fraud cases and projections for future trends in health care fraud. Register Now

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Celebrate Nursing Week with NWAHEC: Enhance Your Skills and Earn CE Credits

May 6, 2024 8:56:23 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Nursing, continuing education, registered nurse

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Celebrate Nursing Week with us by taking advantage of our wide range of courses designed specifically for nurses seeking to earn continuing education credits.  The American Nurses Association is celebrating National Nurses Week 2024 May 6 - May 12, and throughout May.

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Just a few weeks away - TCM: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

Apr 29, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, tailored care management

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most frequently used evidence-based practices in behavioral health services and is a valuable treatment tool for helping individuals achieve their goals.

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Renew Your Radiology Skills at Summer Radiology Review 2024

Apr 26, 2024 3:32:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in CME, Wake Forest School of Medicine, radiology

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The Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is renewing their annual tradition of offering top-notch CME at the beach in 2024. Kiawah Island offers a beautiful backdrop for this new course- refreshing content, innovative approaches to learning and more. Register now to secure your spot for the Summer Radiology Review! Join us!

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Exploring the Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness

Apr 25, 2024 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in seniors, senior services, physical therapy, youth

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Excitement filled the air as the Northwest AHEC team gathered for a much-anticipated team meeting and tour of the brand-new Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness in Winston-Salem. The team was eager to explore this innovative space and learn about the cutting-edge practices of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. This visit offered a unique opportunity for the team to witness firsthand the collaboration between different generations, which is sure to spark curiosity and interest in these vital healthcare professions among the younger generations to start a path into healthcare.


The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) is a dedicated space partner in the new Senior Services Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness. The space houses several specialty clinics currently offered by the WSSU SOHS in and around East Winston and surrounding areas that provide health and preventive care services and programming for the underserved population. The goal is to also expand the health services offered to meet the needs of the community while providing experiential learning for WSSU SOHS students in a state-of-the-art facility.

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History of Race and Medicine in the United States - Online Program

Apr 16, 2024 6:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, Medicine, health equity, equity, race, history

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Delve into the complex and intertwined history of race and medicine in the United States, gaining valuable insights into the pervasive presence of structural racism within the healthcare system. By participating in the online program led by esteemed expert Dr. Jennifer Schaal, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of how racist ideologies have shaped the development of American medical systems.

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Unveiling Ethical Psychopharmacology: Examining Transparency, Marketing, and Informed Consent

Apr 16, 2024 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, social work, psychology, prescriptions, medications

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Ethical Psychopharmacology is a look at several different aspects of how psychoactive drugs are evaluated, marketed, and promoted by prescribers by looking at issues of transparency, research data, conflict of interest, funding sources and their interests, and informed consent. I will describe the drug approval process through the FDA, history of the DSM and how the diagnostic process has been influenced by money, big Pharma, and conflict of interest. We will look at some clever marketing messages and the difference between marketing and science. 

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month at NWAHEC: Giving Back to the Community

Apr 12, 2024 9:01:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in food insecurity, Community, volunteering, atrium health

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To celebrate National Volunteer Month, Northwest AHEC is thrilled to empower and assist our team members in making a difference in the community through volunteer work. Our primary focus lies in addressing pressing social issues like food security, housing, and employment. Several Northwest AHEC staff met up on April 4th to kick off National Volunteer Month at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC to lend a hand in Community Meals, where each week thousands of meals are lovingly prepared, tray packed, and boxed up for delivery to programs serving seniors, children, neighbors living with disabilities, and others.

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Opioid Prescribing Updates 2024 - Live Webinar April 30

Apr 5, 2024 7:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Dentistry, opioid, dental

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Join other dental and pharmacy healthcare providers for this 1.5 hours lecture to discuss updates on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain and statewide efforts. Today's healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, 2022 CDC pain guidelines, review of NC's new Dental Opioid Action Plan and the NC prescription drug monitoring program, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain.

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