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Bristol Bay students practice life-saving skills in a mass casualty incident drill

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Top Alaska workforce leaders discuss barriers to retention and building a strong foundation for the healthcare workforce

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In a recent analysis of the state’s healthcare workforce, the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association found that job vacancies are increasing, and not enough people are entering the workforce to make up for it. Leaders in Alaska discussed the pressing healthcare workforce crisis in the state and ways to support and retain providers at the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Conference last month.

Cary Moore, Faculty, discusses traditional healing with UAA COH students. Read More

Fall Grand Rounds: Exploring Traditional Healing Together

 |  Jessica Degnan  |  ,

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.

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Empowering Alaska's Youth: ACRH-HW Brings Health Education to Rural Areas through Innovative Programs

 |  Jessica Degnan  |  ,

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.

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Alaska's AHEC Scholars Program Kicks Off a New Year with a Holistic Approach to Healthcare

 |  Jessica Degnan  | 

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!