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NWAHEC Sparked Interest in Health Careers - Dr. Erin Saner Follows Her Dream to Become a Physician

Mar 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Healthcare Insights, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, medical provider


We were delighted to speak with Dr. Erin Saner on our Healthcare Insights Podcast and discuss her background with Northwest AHEC Health Careers which helped lead her into becoming a Medical Doctor and Assistant Instructor of Family & Community Medicine at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

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Dr. John Tinga - 45 Years Ago Participated in AHEC Program - Where Is He Today?

Mar 3, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCAHEC, Healthcare Insights, Medicine, Obstetrics, rural health


Dr. John Tinga practiced Obstetrics in eastern North Carolina for 40 years and delivered over 8,000 babies. We recently had him on our Healthcare Insights Podcast where he talks about his training, the challenges with rural medicine, his experience with AHEC, and shares his insights on the joys and challenges of medical practice.

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Social Determinants:  housing needs and home ownership in Watauga County, NC

Apr 1, 2021 9:02:59 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Insights, Healthy Opportunities, health equity, rural health, housing


Social determinants awareness has become a consistent consideration in healthcare as we've become intentional about recognizing the environmental, social, and other factors leading to suboptimal health outcomes. Housing and the demand for safe and affordable housing is a challenge in many communities.

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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


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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Healthcare Insights Interview with Our Fearless Leader – Michael P. Lischke, EdD

Jan 28, 2021 11:23:23 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Insights


On this edition of Healthcare Insights Podcast Andrew Brewer spoke with our fearless leader, Michael Lischke, on his journey to where he is today. Take a listen and see all they discussed or read some of the highlights here on our blog.

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