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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Alaska needs to train more nurses, but it doesn’t have enough nursing faculty to meet demand

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UAA School of Nursing director Carla Hagen speaks to KTOO about the high demand for nurses in the state of Alaska and the shortage of nursing faculty.