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Don't Forget to Register for Interpreter Series Online ✔

May 28, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in continuing education series


Spots are filling up for the 2021 Summer Interpreter Series! Level 1 is already full and we don’t want you to miss the chance to attend the remaining levels.

Offered as blended activities, including pre-coursework and short live webinars with the instructor at the end of each level. Each level will close one week before the start date to ensure adequate time to complete modules.

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The Wait is Over - Dental Mountain Meeting is BACK and IN PERSON!

May 27, 2021 12:30:35 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in learning, Dentistry


You're Invited to Attend the 26th Annual Dental Mountain Meeting which will be held at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn located in Asheville, NC October 29th - 31st from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

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Registration OPEN - Update on Hospital Medicine Conference

May 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in CME, Medicine


Registration is open so make sure to sign up to join us at the beautiful Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, SC. Register now for the early bird rate of $400!

Using evidence-based medicine, this conference provides the latest updates on hospital medicine that you can implement in your daily practice.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2021 8:10:34 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Northwest AHEC joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Now more than ever we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without information, support and help they need. Mental health conditions are more common than you might realize — they affect about 20% of people living in the U.S.

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Camp Med 2021 Virtual Summer Program Open to High School Students

May 18, 2021 8:14:02 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in virtual, health careers, high school, camp med, summer camp


Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is gearing up for another fun and informative virtual Camp Med this summer. Last year’s camp hosted 900+ participants from North Carolina and beyond our state line. This year our self-paced camp will be available again to students, grade 8-12, from June 1 through July 31.

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Let's Bring Summer Back

May 17, 2021 5:09:29 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19, Vaccines


COVID-19 vaccines are our best shot to bring back summer and get everyone safely back to the people, places and activities they love. So, we are joining the Bringing Summer Back initiative, a fun, flexible, community-centered approach to help every organization and individual stop the spread of COVID-19 by urging friends and neighbors to get vaccinated.

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Join Us For The Fall 2021 North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program

May 17, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Educator


Three Webinars
Sept. 1 – 2, Oct. 6 – 7, Dec. 6 – 7
Plus two clinical days to be scheduled

This course focuses on skills needed for providing basic breastfeeding management and support - including prenatal and postpartum counseling and management of common concerns and clinical problems. The training includes five days of didactic instruction, two days of clinical rotations in hospital and public health settings, and an independent study assignment.

(NOTE: Subject to COVID status as of Fall 2021, this event will be live webinar on the following dates: Sept 1 & 2, Oct 6 & 7, and Dec 6 & 7.)
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25 Days Until 12th Annual NC 'One Community in Recovery' Conference

May 14, 2021 1:35:29 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, recovery


Centering Equity, Justice, and Inclusion in the Recovery Movement, join us on June 9-11, 2021 for this Live Webinar! Agenda is posted and registration is OPEN!

Deadline for Scholarships Extended until May 28th, Apply Today! If you or someone you know is in need of a full conference scholarship, click here to fill out an application. (If you cannot access this link, please contact Ellen Kesler, ekesler@wakehealth.edu. Please apply by May 28, 2021.)

The planners of this conference realize that one of the best ways we can become "One Community in Recovery" is to ensure that community members are learning new information together. We want to ensure that people who have first person experiences with recovery have the opportunity to participate. If you have a fixed or limited income, you are invited to apply for a scholarship to cover the conference registration fee. We hope to see you at the conference!

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🚩 Save the Date 10/1 🚩 Obesity as a Disease: Innovative Approaches to Treatment

May 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, Wellness, obesity


obesity2021Join us on October 1st for this webinar! Save the date, registration will open soon. The aim of this conference is to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support and treat patients who struggle with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Participants will gain an evidence-based understanding of obesity as a complex disease that is influenced by a complex dynamic of physiological and psychosocial variables. Upon completion of the conference, participants will leave with a basic skill-set that enables them to identify treatment strategies that goes beyond “eat less and move more.”

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Northwest AHEC's Shift from Classroom to Virtual Focus of TICE 2021 Future of Learning Session

May 13, 2021 9:02:48 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, learning, training, virtual


The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) was held online on April 27-29, Andrew L. Brewer, MS, Instructional Technologist for Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), presented Pandemic Pivot: Shift from Classroom to Virtual. Andrew also hosted a roundtable discussion session on the future of online learning and development. 

TICE was attended by training professionals from all over the world. For the first time in the history of this long running program it was available online everywhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the topic of virtual learning was especially timely. 

With the experience of NWAHEC’s shift to online delivery, Andrew was able to use a case study to share the methodologies and lessons learned as NWAHEC tackled the challenges presented by the sudden necessity of virtual learning. 

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