Enhancing Emergency Medical Care

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Healthcare providers from across the state of Alaska recently completed specialized training through the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) program, thanks to the Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Alaska's AHEC: Behavioral Health Education in Sand Point

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Sand Point high school students participated in a variety of didactic and hands-on activities that introduced them to different types of careers in behavioral health, therapeutic modalities and self-care skills.

2024 HOSA Leadership Conference: Cultivating Alaska's Future Health Professionals

Students at the statewide HOSA - Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on April 11, 2024.

Students at the statewide HOSA - Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference participated in competitions showcasing their instructional knowledge in physical therapy, dental science, nurse assistant, sports medicine, forensics, vet science, and phlebotomy.

Photos: Students walk the stage in UAA’s 2024 spring commencement

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College of Health students (Master of Social Work graduate Autumn Merrill, School of Nursing graduate Artie Gorash, Radiologic Technology graduate Agnes Brown, and dental program graduates) take part in Sunday’s ceremony.

Nursing alumna honored with prestigious Milken Educator Award

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Earlier this year, Megan Eilers, a health occupations teacher at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks, was named a 2023-24 Milken Educator Award recipient, an honor considered to be the “Oscars of teaching.”

Hidden Homelessness

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The UAA Hunger and Homelessness Support Network (HHSN) was created to identify and combat housing insecurities that students face. UAA Alumni and current Academic Advisor Jennifer Spencer is one of the three people serving as HHSN Chair. She explains how she uses her personal experiences with homelessness to help find solutions for students.

Bridging Community Connections Through Healthcare Education and Training

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Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.

Alaska's AHEC: Healthcare Exploration in Nulato

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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.

Seawolf Food Pantry: Feeding UAA students regardless of circumstance

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Dietetics and Nutrition associate professor Amanda Walch discusses how the soon-to-be-expanded Seawolf Food Pantry makes food available to all UAA students.

New firefighters/EMTs to service Lewis County

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College of Health graduate Alex Chamberlin discusses his journey after completing his paramedic degree with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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