Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.
Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
The Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) is committed to strengthening and diversifying Alaska’s health workforce, especially in rural communities and underserved populations. The Center is composed of a variety of programs, most notably the Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) which is composed of six regional community based centers throughout the state. As part of the University of Alaska Anchorage's role as the state's health campus, the Center supports health program planning, community partnership, diversity, inclusion and intercampus collaboration. The Center provides the framework of statewide community partnerships to support the full pipeline of health workforce development from career exploration to health program training to continuing education.
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Alaska’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) are dedicated to providing engaging curriculum and activities for students interested in healthcare. Middle and high school students from Nulato, AK participated in activities focusing on the cardiovascular system, blood pressure, and basic emergency first aid.
Top Alaska workforce leaders discuss barriers to retention and building a strong foundation for the healthcare workforce
In a recent analysis of the state’s healthcare workforce, the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association found that job vacancies are increasing, and not enough people are entering the workforce to make up for it. Leaders in Alaska discussed the pressing healthcare workforce crisis in the state and ways to support and retain providers at the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Conference last month.
This year’s Fall Grand Rounds, organized by UAA’s Interprofessional Education Committee (IPE) and the Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW), focused on the topic of Traditional Healing by request from rural communities.