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38th Annual Northwest AHEC Respiratory Care Conference - Feb 21-22, 2024

Jan 9, 2024 5:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in respiratory care, continuing education

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Discover all levels of expertise in the respiratory care field at the 38th Annual Northwest AHEC Respiratory Care Conference - held virtually on February 21 and 22nd.

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Join us for Psychopharmacology Update Live Webinar 2/1/2024

Jan 9, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in psychology, depression, pharmacy

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Newly approved medications are offering hope in the treatment of anxiety and depression. This session will provide an overview of the psychopharmacology of antidepressants and anxiolytic medications, including mechanisms, side effects, and contraindications.

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ECHO Training 2023-2024 - Live Webinar Series Starting January 25th

Jan 8, 2024 5:45:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in behavioral health, autism

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ECHO Autism for primary care providers bridges the care gap between primary care, behavioral health, and community health care specialists by sharing best practices as they care and support individuals with autism and their families regardless of geographic location.

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Learning and Working for Upward Mobility and Healthy Lives

Jan 3, 2024 3:31:21 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC

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Jennifer Brown Coulombe of Forsyth Technical Community College shares the college's challenges and opportunities with training today's and tomorrow's workforce. What does the economy have to do with our health? What are the keys to creating and sustaining college training programs? What are companies looking for when choosing a location? How does Forsyth Tech meet the needs of local industry? And how does the college forecast for future programming? 

Listen to this episode of Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina for answers to these questions and more!

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Brenner FIT® Academy: For Professionals - Self-paced Online Learning Series

Jan 3, 2024 8:24:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in food, health equity, weight loss, Pediatrics, brenner fit

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Treating and preventing pediatric obesity is not about cutting calories and increasing exercise. In this 5-part series, developed by the pediatric weight management experts at Brenner FIT®, participants will learn new, effective skills to help their patients and families makes positive health changes in a safe, kind and family-centered way. Get registered!

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What do you want to be different? Counseling teens and their families.

Dec 31, 2023 10:50:43 AM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Keeping Kids Well, Wellness, Healthcare Insights, mental health, behavioral health, high school, motivational interviewing, adolescent, mindfulness, counseling, coaching, growth, masculinity

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Clinical psychologist Sebastian Kaplan of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist sits down for this episode of the Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast to discuss teens and family therapy and approaches to counseling parents and teens. What are the expectations teens face these days and what role does technology and social media play in their lives?

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5th Annual Winston-Salem Dance Medicine Conference was held on November 3rd, 2023

Dec 28, 2023 3:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in dance medicine

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Our in-person gathering focused on the core principles of dance medicine, sparking enlightening conversations about the crucial role of biomechanics and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to care. The event took place on November 3rd, 2023 at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in Winston-Salem, NC, attracting a diverse audience of 90 attendees from across North Carolina and 18 other states.

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Nurses: Teach Where You Work

Dec 28, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Ellen Zimmerman, MSN, RN posted in NCAHEC, Nursing, CIP, clinical instructor

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Discover the new opportunity for nurses to teach where they work while remaining in their current role as a practicing nurse. Learn more about the Clinical Instructor Partner (CIP) Program and how it can help you grow your career while nurturing the next generation of nurses. Join the next cohort starting January 9th, 2024!

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Providing Equitable Care for Patients With Non-English Language Preference in Telemedicine

Dec 20, 2023 4:09:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in telehealth, health equity

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Improving access to telemedicine for non-English speaking patients is crucial for health equity. A self-directed module for medical students on working with interpreters in telehealth shows promising results. 

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Highlights from the 41st Annual Perinatal Conference: Gravidas at Risk in Hickory, NC

Dec 19, 2023 8:41:00 AM / by Stephanie Yoder, MSN, RN posted in Perinatal, Pregnancy, Nursing, gravidas, registered nurse

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Northwest AHEC hosted the 41st Annual Gravidas at Risk Conference on November 15-16, 2023 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, North Carolina. A diverse group of 150 healthcare professionals, including nurses, educators, providers, and care managers, from all corners of the state, came together to participate in the enriching two-day conference.

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