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Wednesday, July 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Single Session #WD767, AHEC's Unique Role in Preparing Health Professionals for a Reformed Health System LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Dramatic and unprecedented changes in health care and how it is organized and delivered have altered the health care landscape and have significant implications for health professions education. Numerous reports have emphasized the need for clinicians who can practice evidence-based medicine, make better use of technology to deliver high-quality care, and work as members of interdisciplinary teams to provide patient-centered care. AHECs have a unique role to play in preparing the next generation of health care providers with the competencies needed in a reformed system.  Because of their connections with community-based health care organizations and strong grounding in academic health centers, AHECs are in a position to develop curricula and offer training to give health care providers the new skills needed for 21st Century health care. This session features a panel of representatives of AHEC programs who are currently involved in innovative educational programs to prepare health providers with the new competencies needed in a reformed system.  Panelists will speak on the ways that their AHEC worked to identify the need for these new roles, and the strategies used to develop educational programs to prepare providers with the competencies needed to deliver care in high performing teams.

Lead Presenter

Thomas J. Bacon

Senior Research Fellow, Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Tom Bacon, DrPH, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He served from 1996-2013 as Executive Associate Dean and Director of the NC AHEC Program in the UNC School of Medicine.  His research interests are focused on the health care workforce and the factors associated with improved... Read More →


Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ

Associate Director, NC AHEC
Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ, is Associate Director of the NC AHEC Program and a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  She is an expert in quality improvement and oversees NC AHEC’s initiatives in QI and practice support services.  She serves as the project director of the NC HIT Regional Extension Center, which is funded by a $13.5 million federal grant to NC AHEC from the... Read More →
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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.

Steven R. Shelton

Director, Texas AHEC East
Steven R. Shelton, M.B.A., PA-C, is Assistant Vice President for Community Outreach, UTMB, and Director of the Texas East AHEC program. He is on the faculties of the School of Health Professions and School of Medicine at UTMB. He and his administrative team have successfully received and managed over $30 million in grant and contract funding.  Steve has worked extensively with community and campus partners to design and implement a wide... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Harris Room

Attendees (20)