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Thursday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Combined Single Session #CO455 and #CO479 - See Below for Session Details LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 11:15 - 11:45 am
Combined Session #CO455, Community-Based Participatory Research: What is it and how can an AHEC get involved?

One of the AHEC Innovative Program Opportunities in the HRSA grant requirement is to coordinate community-based participatory research with academic health centers, and facilitate rapid flow and dissemination of evidence-based health care information.  Through understanding how CBPR differs from conventional research, AHECs may be more inclined to participate in research that uses CBPR. We will highlight several examples from Central MA AHEC and UMass Medical Schools collaboration.  

Session 2 - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Combined Session #CO479, Teaching the Social Determinants of Health through community based, interprofessional education: Opportunities for AHECs

Through a two-week intensive, MassAHECs program office and centers provide interprofessional groups of health professions students a community based learning experience on social determinants of health. MassAHEC Network has helped teach interprofessional groups of learners to assess a population's health, its influential determinants, relevant disparities, and opportunities for intervening through advocacy, while providing a service to the community.  

Lead Presenter

Suzanne Cashman, ScD, MS

Professor, Univesity of Massachusetts Medical School
Formally trained in health services research, evaluation and administration, Suzanne Cashman has spent the forty years of her professional career teaching graduate courses in public health, conducting community-based evaluation research, developing partnerships aimed at helping communities improve their health status, and advancing interprofessional education. Suzanne is Professor and Director of Community Health in the Department of Family... Read More →


Joanne L Calista

Central MA AHEC, Inc.
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Linda Cragin

Director, MassAHEC Network, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School - CYBER CAFE SPONSOR
Linda Cragin has served as the director of the MassAHEC Network at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for ten years. She has a faculty appointment in the UMass Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Graduate School of Nursing and currently serves on the NAO Board of Directors.

Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Trade Room

Attendees (26)