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 needed.
Courses developed by UAA faculty, in collaboration with health industry, or with government partners designed to meet the needs for continuing education for healthcare in Alaska can be found on the Alaska AHEC Continuing Education (UAA COH-CE) page.
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. Current trainings will be viewable through the Alaska AHEC Continuing Education Site.
For questions regarding continuing education in the College of Health:
HPV Immunization Project
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.
The Alaska AHEC has partnered with the American Cancer Society and the Alaska Cancer Partnership to increase HPV vaccination rates in Alaska. The HPV Cancer Free AK campaign goal is: Protecting Alaska's Kids Against HPV-related Cancers. We invite healthcare providers to participate in Alaska's HPV Vacination week April 18-25, 2020.
Contact your Area Health Education Center HPV Ambassador for information on professional education opportunities about HPV Vaccination.
Alaska AHEC HPV Ambassador:
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.