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Recap: One Community in Recovery Conference Highlights and Awards

May 9, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Ellen Kesler, MLS, MPH, CPH posted in Community, health equity, recovery, equity

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The Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference is an annual event organized by a dedicated statewide committee of behavioral health providers and advocates, many of whom bring personal experiences of recovery from mental health and substance use challenges.

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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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Celebrating National AHEC Week: Strengthening Healthcare Workforce and Access

Mar 26, 2024 8:20:25 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCAHEC, Community, workforce

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The nation’s Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) will celebrate National AHEC Week March 25-29. During the week, the National AHEC Organization will highlight AHECs’ work strengthening the healthcare workforce and improving access to quality healthcare.

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Share the Health Fair was Held in November: Helping Over 300 Attendees

Dec 8, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Melanee Mills, MSEd posted in Community, health equity, health care

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The annual Share the Health Fair (STHF) was held at the Downtown Health Plaza on November 4, 2023 from 8-2 pm. This event provides free screenings and services to the underserved populations in Winston-Salem community.  

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Homelessness and Serving the Homeless Population in our Communities

Nov 28, 2023 3:41:32 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Medicaid, Social Determinants of Health, Substance Use, Community, #alcohol

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How many people in Forsyth county North Carolina are homeless each night? What are the main causes of homelessness? How is the community serving the homeless population? What are the needs in the community for serving the homeless population?

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Jayvein Greene Inspires and Spreads Hope for Today’s Youth

Apr 27, 2023 7:30:00 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in mental health, Community, recovery

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We sat down with Jayvein Greene - winner of this year’s Youth/Young Adult Voice Award at the One Community in Recovery Conference - to talk about his experience as a young, black male facing mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse. 

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14th Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference Recap

Apr 20, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, recovery, addiction, equity

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The Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference is a yearly conference planned by a statewide committee of behavioral health providers and advocates, many of whom have lived experience with recovery from mental health and/or substance use.

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Ethical Challenges in Small Community Practice

Apr 19, 2023 9:03:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, rural health, practice management

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Join us on June 2, 2023 / 8:30 am–12:45 pm at Hawthorne Inn / Winston-Salem, NC

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Applied Health Coaching Live Webinar on March 30th

Feb 7, 2023 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, Health coach, motivational interviewing, health care

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This webinar will include a review motivational interviewing techniques, stages of change, and approaches to coaching for behavior change.

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Share the Health Fair held in November was a HUGE Success!

Dec 19, 2022 10:34:03 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Community, health equity, health care

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This year’s Share the Health Fair was a huge success!!! Thanks to all attendees, volunteers, community organizations, staff, and sponsors for a wonderful fair.

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