Ever since she was six years old, Panikaa Teeple, B.S.W. Social Work ’21, knew that spreading love was her life’s purpose. Next year, Teeple will have the opportunity to spread love internationally as UAA’s latest recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, which provides students in more than 140 countries the opportunity to pursue graduate study and research abroad.
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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NEWS & Stories
Dr. Tina DeLapp, a UAA emerita Professor of Nursing, and Pheobe Bales, a legal studies student, have received awards for their outstanding achievements in philanthropy.
Several Alaska state legislatures joined the annual Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice symposium to celebrate with faculty, alumni and nearly 40 students from the program.
Celebrating Excellence in Healthcare Education: AHEC Leaders Shine at the 2023 NAO Biennial Conference
Alaska AHEC staff and directors traveled to Salt Lake City for the 2023 National AHEC Organization Biennial Conference. Olivia Bridges, Southwest AHEC Director, and Vincent P. Villella, Northwest AHEC Director, each received awards for their dedication to their unique and remote AHEC centers and programs.