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.
Events and Highlights
UAA community members recognized during National Philanthropy Day
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.
Fall Grand Rounds: Exploring Traditional Healing Together
This year’s Fall Grand Rounds, organized by UAA’s Interprofessional Education Committee (IPE) and the Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW), focused on the topic of Traditional Healing by request from rural communities.
Slideshow: Human Performance Lab
The Human Performance Lab has a new location with updated equipment. Witness demonstrations of the equipment and testing procedures at an upcoming open house event.
State legislators honor Master of Public Health program for 20 years of education
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.
WWAMI Wilderness Medicine Retreat Fosters Team Building and Readies Med Students for Local Challenges
In Alaska's vast wilderness, medical emergencies can occur anywhere. The WWAMI School of Medical Education hosts an annual Wilderness Medicine Retreat at Alyeska Ski Resort to train first-year medical students in essential skills and teamwork through simulated scenarios.
Empowering Alaska's Youth: ACRH-HW Brings Health Education to Rural Areas through Innovative Programs
Health education isn't always accessible in rural Alaska, The Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) combats this by offering programming that meets youth in their home communities or brings them to a location where they have the opportunity to explore professional facilities and meet health professionals.
Academic Preview Day provides a glimpse into future career paths
Over 500 enthusiastic Anchorage-area high school juniors and seniors gathered at the Alaska Airline Center for UAA's Academic Preview Day, which included many interactive clinical, community, behavioral, and public health activities and presentations.
Alaska's AHEC Scholars Program Kicks Off a New Year with a Holistic Approach to Healthcare
Fifty-two UAA students interested in the AHEC Scholars program had the opportunity to make new friends, meet program leadership, and hear from a traditional healer at the AHEC Scholars Kickoff, marking the start of a new year for our Scholars!