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US DHHS Announces $20 Billion in Provider Relief Funds

Oct 5, 2020 12:14:22 PM / by NW AHEC

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Smiling women organising event for breast cancer awareness on a sunny dayBreast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. Twelve percent of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year in the United States, about 233,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Although breast cancer in men is rare, about 2,000 American men are diagnosed each year with invasive breast cancer.

There are 2 main types of breast cancer:
  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that carry milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
  • Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.
    In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

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Healthcare Insights featuring Victor Isler, Director of Forsyth County DSS

Sep 29, 2020 5:03:41 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Check out the latest edition of the Healthcare Insights podcast VLOG featuring Victor Isler, MHA, MSW, LCSW - Director at Forsyth County Department of Social Services. Andrew Brewer, NWAHEC Instructional Technologist has a great discussion with Victor Isler about challenges of DSS before and during COVID-19.

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Northwest AHEC Annual Report 2019-2020

Sep 23, 2020 10:03:02 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Annual ReportWe invite you to view our completed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report which provides documented snapshots of the accomplishments in the continuum of health education in our six core areas that were planned, developed and implemented in collaboration with our more than 300 partners in our 17-county region as well as statewide.

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Keeping Kids Well

Sep 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Chris Jones, DrPH

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Children running on meadow at sunset-1Among the many impacts of COVID-19 on North Carolina is a marked decrease in rates of well-child visits and childhood vaccinations. The problem is particularly acute in minority populations, but since the advent of COVID-19, parents across the board have been less likely to be up-to-date on these important medical services. Well-child care includes medical and developmental screening tests and immunizations are critical to avoiding problems such as a resurgence in measles and other communicable diseases.

To help increase well-child visits and immunization rates, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and NC AHEC, under the direction of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), has launched the Keeping Kids Well program. CCNC and NC AHEC will work with practices experiencing a greater number of care gaps to improve these measures and also will work to raise awareness of the problem among North Carolina’s parents.

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Virtual Meeting and Activity Expectations

Sep 16, 2020 9:39:40 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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VirtualMeetingExpectationsSocialIn the new world of Zoom, WebEx, Teams, it is more important than ever to ensure you present yourself with highest level of professionalism and attentiveness. Online meetings and online learning are likely here to stay for a while. Many companies have shifted to fully remote workforce, colleges are doing all virtual classes, and for Northwest AHEC all live in person learning has shifted to online webinars. View our upcoming events and programs here.

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Join us for the 40th Annual Mountain Medical Meeting

Sep 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Join us for the annual Mountain Medical Meeting in October, all access from your laptop. 

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Halloween Safety During COVID-19

Sep 10, 2020 12:48:32 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

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gh-trick-or-treat-pandemic-1598625353Can you believe it, it is October and almost time for Halloween! Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any spookier we arrive at Halloween during COVID-19. Some may even call it Quarantine-O-Ween, and this year it is on a Saturday!

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Tips for fighting COVID-FATIGUE

Sep 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by NW AHEC

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COVID-FATIGUE: Tired of being cooped up, careful, uncertain and scared

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Live Webinar - Obesity as a Disease: Changing the Narrative

Sep 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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