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Striding Forward - NWAHEC 2020-2021 Annual Report

Aug 24, 2021 6:15:00 PM / by NW AHEC posted in Community, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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On behalf of the entire Northwest AHEC team, I welcome you to the 2020-2021 Annual Report. The past year has looked quite different than many in our 50-year history, full of unique challenges and obstacles to facilitating the education and growth of health care professionals.

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Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) staff is determined to make a positive impact in this community

Aug 17, 2021 7:51:54 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, seniors, volunteering, senior services

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New Online Interactive Community Assets Resource Map

Aug 2, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, forsyth county

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A brand new collaborative effort between The Partnership for Prosperity, United Way of Forsyth County, Forsyth Regional Opioid & Substance Use Team (FROST), and MapForsyth was launched last week with a Community Assets Resource Map. The map puts resources from more than 1,000 agencies from Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in one place.

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Making a Difference in Your Community: North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program

Jul 29, 2021 2:43:00 PM / by NW AHEC posted in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Community

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At the close of each session of the North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program (NCLETP), the learners are challenged to go out and make a difference in their community using the lactation knowledge they acquired over the seven days of the course.

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NWAHEC Gives Back by Volunteering at Meals-On-Wheels

Jun 24, 2021 1:45:34 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, Community, seniors

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When searching for a way to give back to the community, Northwest AHEC did not have to look far for something where we could impact our local community. Senior Services of Forsyth County is located just across the street from our office location, at McCreary Tower, and they have a critical need for volunteers for the Meals-on-Wheels program.

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The Salvation Army Hands & Hearts Virtual Fundraising Event

Apr 29, 2021 4:04:17 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in food insecurity, Community

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The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem will be holding their Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, May 13th at 12:00PM-1:00PM. Registration is free. 

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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach

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We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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Healthcare Demystified on our Podcast

Mar 2, 2021 12:44:41 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Primary Care, Keeping Kids Well, technology, learning, interaction, Wellness, public health, food insecurity, Healthcare Insights, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, family medicine

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One of my favorite things to do it sit, listen, and talk with interesting people. For almost two years now I have had the pleasure of sitting down with some beautiful humans and recording these conversations for our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast https://soundcloud.com/nwahecwebmaster

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A Mission to Care

Feb 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Social Determinants of Health, NCDHHS, telehealth, engagement, Wellness, public health, Healthcare Insights, mental health, Healthy Opportunities, Community

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I recently connected with Jeremy Moseley, the Director of Community Engagement of FaithHealth, to discuss the mission and their ministries. Their mission is to build, align and animate religious and community assets to improve access to health care and the health of the community - a mission that aligns well with Northwest AHEC's. 

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