Continuing Education

The Alaska AHEC supports workforce retention of health care professionals particularly those working in rural and underserved areas by improving access to continuing education and professional development (CE/PD). The AHEC supports UAA faculty and other training partners by conducting periodic needs assessments, applying for CE/CME credits, and coordinating training management and dissemination as needs.

  • Alaska CACHE

    Clearinghouse for Alaska's Continuing Health Education (CACHE)

    The Alaska CACHE: Clearinghouse for Alaska's Continuing Health Education was developed in collaboration with several health industry and government partners to support Health Care Professionals, CE Providers, and Facilities to meet their CE/CME and training needs.

    Features include:

    • Search for trainings by topic, profession, delivery type or CE/CME
    • Receive notifications of upcoming trainings
    • Maintain E-Portfolio of trainings
    • Register and pay for trainings online
    • CE Providers can promote and manage their trainings online
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  • Geriatric Telehealth

    Geriatric Telehealth Series

    The Alaska AHEC and the Alaska Training Cooperative partners with University of Washington's Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC) to bring high quality geriatric trainings to Alaska via Interactive Virtual Classroom. Training locations are set up across the state at host organizations. Nationally and regionally recognized NWGWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate each discussion.

    The annual series is designed for healthcare providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and other interested professionals giving community-based providers working in the field of aging access to valuable information without traveling.

    The Series usually begins the first week of January. Each series is 10 weeks long.  Trainings are held each Tuesday from 3-4:30 Alaska Time.  Watch the Alaska CACHE (Clearinghouse for Alaska’s Continuing Health Education) for the next series.

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  • HPV

    HPV Immunization Project

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    Human Papillomavirus Vaccination is Cancer Prevention.

    The National AHEC Organization received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide education to health professionals regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Selected state AHEC centers work to increase awareness as well as train health professionals about the HPV vaccine, some by developing partnership with other organizations such as the American Cancer Society.

    Contact your Area Health Education Center HPV Ambassador for information on professional education opportunities about HPV Vaccination or check the Alaska CACHE (Clearinghouse for Alaska's Continuing Health Education).

    Alaska AHEC HPV Ambassador:
    Pat Sammartino
    Education Network Manager UAA
    Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce–Area Health Education Center


    The CDC has developed a new resource, the #HowIRecommend video series, so clinicians can see how other providers make recommendations on raising vaccination rates and addressing HPV vaccination questions in their practice. They address common parent and patient questions in short 1-2 minute snippets.

    Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreement number, NH23IP000960. The views expressed in the written materials and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.

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