Certificate Training

Mental Health First Aid Trainings (Adult, Youth and Teen)

The Alaska AHEC has certified instructors to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to your organization. The training can be provided in-person at your site or at one of ours, virtually, or blended. We have options to fit your organization’s needs!

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches, youth serving adults, teens, & Adults how to help someone who is developing a mental health challenge or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses (MHFA website).

Click here for information about our MHFA Monday Series!

Limited grant funding is available for requested MHFA training on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the following trainings and how to bring them to your community, please complete this form.

A staff member will reach out to you directly. 

Questions? Contact us: uaa_ahec@alaska.edu 

Adult MHFA Flier
Youth MHFA Flier
teen MHFA Flier

Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR/First Aid, & Bloodborne Pathogens

American Heart Association

The Alaska AHEC provides Basic Life Support, Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens trainings. These trainings are delivered in-person or blended (online with an in-person skills check). CPR/AED/First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens training may also be offered virtually. 

Basic Life Support is a certification for healthcare workers that covers how to respond to life threatening conditions and how to perform high quality CPR. Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid covers similar content and is designed for a more general, community-member audience. Bloodborne Pathogens covers the fundamentals of how to use personal protective equipment to limit exposure to potentially infectious bodily fluids such as blood. (American Heart Association website)

American Red Cross

The Alaska AHEC has certified instructors who can provide American Red Cross Certified CPR/AED and first aid trainings. These trainings are provided in-person or blended (online with an in-person skills check).

We provide both adult and pediatric CPR/AED/first aid. CPR/AED and first aid may be taught in conjunction or independently of each other. CPR/AED instruction covers proper technique for giving cycles of compressions and breaths with an AED present. First aid includes topics of choking, sudden illness, life threatening bleeding, and injuries and environmental emergencies. (American Red Cross website)

Wilderness First Aid

The Alaska AHEC provides Wilderness First Aid training certified by the American Red Cross. This training is offered in-person only. Prerequisites for this training include: you must be 14 years of age or older, and you must have a valid CPR/AED certification. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) teaches advanced skills for appropriate emergency response when far from a healthcare provider. Topics addressed include proper assessment techniques, sudden illness, injuries, wound management, and environmental emergencies. (American Red Cross WFA webpage)

MANDT Relational De-Escalation

MANDT Relational De-Escalation training, instructed by the Alaska AHEC, is only offered in person. This training teaches participants how to de-escalate and, if necessary, intervene in potentially hostile interactions. The training spans three chapters: building healthy relationships, building healthy communication, and building healthy conflict resolution. (MANDT webpage).

Questions? Contact us uaa_ahec@alaska.edu