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Monday, July 7
 

7:30am

New Directors Breakfast and Orientation - ** Must Register to Attend **

Are you a new Director?  Have you ever been to NAO's New Director Orientation?  Well, now is your opportunity to attend a great pre-conference training session.  You will go home with some great information and support from other Center and Program Directors to help navigate through the AHEC world. 

There is a $25.00 registration fee and you must sign up during the conference registration process in order to attend. 

If you have any questions on this session, please contact Glenda Stanley at gstanley@bigbendahec.org.  



Monday July 7, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

12:00pm

1:30pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

6:00pm

 
Tuesday, July 8
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Sponsored by MassAHEC
Sponsored by MassAHEC

Computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café located near the NAO Registration Desk.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is going on back home.


Tuesday July 8, 2014 6:00am - 6:00pm
Providence Ballroom Promenade

6:30am

7:00am

8:00am

9:00am

Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
Speakers
avatar for H. John Blossom, MD

H. John Blossom, MD

National AHEC Organization President, University of California San Francisco
I am a first generation residency-trained family physician and first generation AHEC graduate. I am passionate about both!


Tuesday July 8, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom CD

9:30am

Opening Keynote Presenter

Perches and Flights: Building the AHEC of the Future Together


Speakers
avatar for Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Vice Dean & Director, North Carolina AHEC
Warren Newton MD MPH serves as Vice Dean and Director of the North Carolina AHEC Program effective September 1, 2013.  AHEC has nine  regional centers, employs 350 physicians and over 1400 staff in running 16 residencies, providing over 200,000 hours of CME/CE annually, and supporting community-based educational experience for all professions across the state. AHEC works across the state with all health professions and hospitals, and... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom CD

10:15am

Keynote Presenter

International expert Dr. Christopher Metzler of Georgetown University presents a high energy-interactive session in which he will discuss:

  • Issues of Diversity 
  • Cultural Competency 
  • Inclusion 
  • The History of racism and discrimination in the United States
  • The Civil Rights movement: its shortcomings and success
  • Brown vv. Board of Education: much left to do.

Be prepared with questions and inquires. Prepared to challenge your own assumptions and ready to take action! 

 


Speakers
avatar for Christopher J. Metzler, PhD

Christopher J. Metzler, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Applied Management Degrees at the School of Continuing Studies and Associate Dean for Human Re, Georgetown University
Dr. Metzler, a seasoned academic leader and legal scholar, he is recognized for fostering international and interdisciplinary education. Dr. Metzler is the author of the Construction and Rearticulation of Race in a “Post-Racial” America (University of Aberdeen Press, 2008) In addition; he has reviewed books in multiple disciplines including law, human rights, human resources, human relations, political history and others.


Tuesday July 8, 2014 10:15am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom CD

11:00am

11:15am

Combined Single Session #D488 and #D497 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Texas AHEC East - North Central Region

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 11:15 - 11:45 am
Combined Session #D488, On the Right Track: Best Practices for Measuring Pipeline Program Success

DESCRIPTION
This presentation will provide AHEC staff with additional resources to utilize in their tracking of participants. Knowing that many AHECs have both limited time and staff these tools provide an easy and efficient way to gather information regarding effectiveness and current needs of former participants. 


Session 2 - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Combined Session #D497, How many hours is enough? One states search for the answer.

DESCRIPTION

The Indiana AHEC Network was interested to learn if there was a relationship between the accumulated contact hours in AHEC programs and participants' known matriculation into college. In this presentation, we will share what we found as well as how one center applied this new knowledge to their programs.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Leah Jacobs, MS

Leah Jacobs, MS

Texas AHEC East
avatar for Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Visiting Research Associate, Indiana AHEC
Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH is a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, the Assistant Director for Research and Scholarship for the IU Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice, and the Associate Director for Evaluation with the Indiana Area Health Education Network. Dr. Taylor earned a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Master of Public Health from... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeff Hartz

Outreach Coordinator, East Indiana AHEC
Jeff Hartz serves as Outreach Coordinator for East Indiana AHEC, spearheading that AHEC center’s classroom health career awareness and academic enrichment efforts as well as running summer health careers programs in conjunction with clinical and higher education partners.  Prior to this role, he worked for nearly a decade as a classroom teacher and  also contributed to education technology, teacher workforce development... Read More →
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Danielle Rohr

Texas AHEC East, North Central Region
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Amanda W. Scarbrough

Texas AHEC East
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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 →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 1

11:15am

Combined Single Session #HP515 and #HP517 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: South Carolina AHEC

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 11:15 am - 11:45am
Combined Session #HC515, The South Carolina AHEC Summer Careers Academy: Extending Learning Opportunities for Underrepresented and Underserved Students

DESCRIPTION
The SC AHEC Summer Careers Academy strives to increase the number of under-represented minority and disadvantaged (URM) students who are accepted to and graduate from health training programs in South Carolina. This presentation explores strategies to develop sustainable partnerships for the implementation of statewide, outcome-driven programming for URM undergraduate students. 

Session 2 - 11:45 am - 12;15 pm 
Combined Session #HC517, Recruitment and Retention of Future Health Professionals: Bridging a Gap in the Education Pipeline

DESCRIPTION
The South Carolina AHEC Bench to Bedside initiative strives to increase the under-represented minority and disadvantaged student (URM) matriculation rates into health training programs and promote faculty mentoring through intercollegiate programming. This presentation explores the strategies and tools used for sustainable implementation of intercollegiate, research-based programming for URM undergraduate students. 

Speakers
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Deborah S. Carson, PharmD

South Carolina AHEC/MUSC
Dr. Deborah Stier Carson is the Associate Program Director for Education, South Carolina AHEC. She first joined SC AHEC in October 2003, as the Program Manager on a HRSA grant for the training of community health care professionals in disaster preparedness. She is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy in 1976 from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy... Read More →
avatar for Angelica E. Christie

Angelica E. Christie

Director, Health Careers Program, South Carolina AHEC
Angelica Ellman Christie, MEd, is Director of the SC AHEC Health Careers Program. As director, her responsibilities include developing and providing oversight of pre-health student programs and activities. She earned a MEd from Clemson University in Student Affairs, and is currently pursuing an EdD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with Walden University. Angelica holds an academic appointment in the Medical University of South... Read More →
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Paula M Jones, BHA, MBA

South Carolina AHEC/Medical University of South Carolina
Paula M. Jones, MBA, is the Health Careers Program Office Coordinator with South Carolina AHEC. Her responsibilities include the development, promotion, presentation, and evaluation of statewide programs and student initiatives focusing on health careers. Paula received her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Wesleyan... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom A

11:15am

Combined Single Session #HP558 and #HP723 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 11:15 - 11:45 am
Combined Session #HP558, Let's Get Connected - Connecting Medical Students to Rural Communities

DESCRIPTION
Let’s Get Connected is a planned experience for medical students participating rural clerkship based on physician recruiting models. LGC places students with community members and healthcare providers who can provide perspectives of rural practice and living to develop a pipeline of future recruits to choose a rural area to practice.  


Session 2 - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Combined Session #HP723, Promoting Admissions: Providing Rural Pre-Med Students Opportunities for a Solid Medical School Application

DESCRIPTION
Northeast KY AHEC established a new health careers pipeline program called STEPS. This program is to give rural pre-med students a competitive edge for acceptance into a medical school of their choice.  

Lead Presenter
avatar for Jeff Papke

Jeff Papke

Executive Director, Cascades East Area Health Education Center
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Julie B. Stephens

Student Services Coordinator, Northeast KY AHEC

Speakers
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Christa Papke

St. Charles Health System - Prineville


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom B

11:15am

Single Session #SP666, An AHEC Approach: Moving from Competition to Consensus
Limited Capacity seats available

DESCRIPTION
NC AHEC has historically been a role model for being on the cutting edge in forecasting healthcare change. Presenters will share collaborative models for impacting protocols, processes, placements and practices. This effort has been accomplished through engagement of competitive organizations and professionals to mutually improve the health of NC citizens.  

Lead Presenter
Speakers
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May Cheung, MSN, RN-BC

Charolotte AHEC
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Sherika A. HiSmith George

Assoiciate Director, Nursing, Wake AHEC
Sherika HiSmith George is the Associate Director of Nursing Education at Wake Area Health Education Center located in Raleigh, NC. Her primary roles and responsibilities revolve around program planning and implementation of continuing professional education. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health with a focus in Public Health Policy and Program from the University of South Florida.
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Renee Y Hill, RN, MA

UNC- Chapel Hill


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 3

11:15am

NAO CHW Workgroup
Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Harris Room

11:15am

Single Session #CE498, North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program is a collaborative effort between Northwest Area Health Education Center of Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services: Division of Public Health - Women & Children’s Health Section, the North Carolina WIC Program, and Novant Health. This interprofessional program began in 1996 and addresses knowledge gaps regarding lactation evidence-based practice guidelines for care providers.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Mona Brown Ketner

Mona Brown Ketner

Northwest AHEC, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Speakers
avatar for Georganna Cogburn, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC

Georganna Cogburn, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC

Buncombe County Health and Human Services


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tryon Room

11:15am

Single Session #CO539, Partnering to meet the needs of Northwest Veterans: Collaborating to provide the greatest impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc

Conference participants who attend this session will learn about: • Implementing programs and diverse strategies across AHEC's and with other federal partners to better serve veterans and their families; Challenges and best practices for AHECs partnering across state lines and with other federal agencies to meet the needs of veterans; and engaging communities and resources and implementing existing trainings for AHECs looking to increase their engagement in veterans issues.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Jodi Perlmutter, MSW

Jodi Perlmutter, MSW

Executive Director, Western Washington AHEC
Jodi Perlmutter is the Executive Director/CEO of Western Washington Area Health Education Center (WWAHEC). Jodi has over twenty years with WWAHEC in program development and management.  Prior to working for WWAHEC, Jodi planned, developed, administered, and monitored a $6.5 million community and residential mental health program for Pierce County.  She also was the Executive Director of Southeast Alaska Health Systems Agency a health... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Dailey, MSN, RN

Nancy Dailey, MSN, RN

Deputy Director, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center
Ms. Dailey has been appointed as the Deputy Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Western Region since its inception in 2008. Prior to this, Nancy was the Manager of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Telehealth Department and the Director of the VA Nursing Academy at the Salt Lake City Healthcare System. She joined the VA clinical team in July 2003, after a long tenure with a large national managed care... Read More →
avatar for Nico Patel, MHPA

Nico Patel, MHPA

Sr. Project Associate, Area Health Education Center of Eastern WA, WSU Extension
Social determinants of health | Health care pipeline | Re-integration of former and current military members into civilian society
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Pat Sammartino

Alaska Center for Rural Health


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 2

11:15am

Single Session #IPE722, IPE Snapshot: A Look at Current Status of IPE in the AHEC Network
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Sponsored byNorthwest Indiana AHEC - Purdue University Calumet


As the link between academia, community-based organizations and clinical practice sites, AHECs are in a unique position to foster development of IPE. This session uses the results of the January 2014 IPE surveys of AHEC Programs and Centers to discuss barriers, challenges, and opportunities for implementation of IPE. 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Elyse Perweiler

Elyse Perweiler

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Elyse Perweiler, MPP, RN, Associate Professor, is Director of the New Jersey AHEC Program, Associate Director, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Director, New Jersey Geriatric Education Center.  Chair of the Program Directors Constituency Group and  the NAO Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force, she currently represents AHEC on the DHHS-HRSA Advisory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Craig, MSHC

Mary Craig, MSHC

Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center
Mary E. Craig, MSHC, is President of Erie Niagara AHEC in Buffalo, New York.  An instructor in HIV/AIDS for Teachers, a Health Leadership Fellow with the Community Health Foundation, and a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, she is chair of the Center Directors Constituency Group and co-chair of the NAO Education Committee.  Ms. Craig is a certified cultural diversity and sensitivity facilitator with significant training and... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hawkins, MA

Debbie Hawkins, MA

University of Florida AHEC
Debbie Hawkins, MA, is Associate Director of the University of Florida AHEC and serves as Co-Chair of the NAO Program Director’s Constituency Group.  As the internal evaluator for the Florida AHEC Network’s Tobacco Training and Cessation Program, she provides database management and training, data analysis and reporting, and has developed a comprehensive database system for managing community-based outreach and screening... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Independence Room

11:15am

Single Session #IT546, Digitizing AHECs: A Holistic Approach to Going Digital or Going Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Going digital is an essential ingredient in providing relevant and fiscally sound programming to the emerging healthcare workforce. This presentation outlines the specific steps required to digitize an AHEC and highlights how a digitized AHEC can dramatically enhance programmatic goals while providing center sustainability through earned revenue. 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Ashleigh McGowan

Ashleigh McGowan

Center Director, CNYAHEC

Speakers
avatar for Richard K. Merchant

Richard K. Merchant

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Clinical Instructor | Clarkson University | Department of Physical Therapy


Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sharon Room

12:15pm

Networking Lunch and NAO Membership Meeting
Lunch served from 12:15 - 1:00pm

Membership Meeting - 1:00 -2:00 pm 

Lead Presenter
avatar for H. John Blossom, MD

H. John Blossom, MD

National AHEC Organization President, University of California San Francisco
I am a first generation residency-trained family physician and first generation AHEC graduate. I am passionate about both!
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization

Tuesday July 8, 2014 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom CD

2:15pm

Combined Single Session #HC588 and #HC736 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 2:15 - 2:45 pm
Combined Session #HC588, Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Pipeline Connects

DESCRIPTION
Lowcountry AHEC, in partnership with Medical University of South Carolina, implemented an interprofessional service learning project connecting Health Professions and Health Careers Program students.  The presentation will discuss the results of the pilot, specifically the impact the program has on increasing interest in health careers of underserved middle school students.  


Session 2 - 2:45 - 3:15 pm
Combined Session #HC736, Teen Health Leadership Program: A life changing initiative for under-represented minority students

DESCRIPTION
In this information age, the ability to recognize credible health websites is key to improving health literacy. The Teen Health Leadership pipeline program for rural high school students promotes health information literacy, engages students in designing and implementing community outreach activities that address local health concerns, and encourages health careers. This presentation follows a cohort of teens after high school graduation and measures program impact.  

Lead Presenter
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Kimbley Y. Stephens, M.S.Ed

HPS Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC
Kimbley Stephens is a Health Professions Student Coordinator for Lowcountry Area Health Education Center.  She received a BSHS in Community Health from Georgia Southern University in 1998 and a MSEd in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2005.  She coordinates the clinical rotations of health professions students.  She works with MUSC interprofessional programs such as... Read More →
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Deborah Williamson, MSN, DHA

Associate Dean, MUSC College of Nursing
Dr. Deborah Williamson is Associate Dean for Practice and an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Duke University, her Master's in Nursing and Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah, and a Doctoral Degree from the MUSC College of Health Professions in Administration and Leadership. She has received over 5... Read More →

Speakers
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Natasha A. Chatman, M.Ed

HCP Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC
Natasha Chatman, M.Ed. is the Health Careers Program Coordinator for Lowcountry Area Health Education Center located in Walterboro, South Carolina. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston where she earned a Master of Education in Science and Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.  As the Health Careers Program Coordinator, Natasha is responsible for providing activities, programs... Read More →
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Monique Hill

MUSC Library
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Candace A. Moorer

MUSC Library
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Derek Toth

MUSC College of Nursing
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Emily E. Warren, L.M.S.W.

HPS Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC
Emily Warren is a Health Professions Student Coordinator for Lowcountry Area Health Education Center. Emily received a BS in psychology from the College of Charleston  and a MSW from The University of South Carolina.  She has been employed with Lowcountry AHEC since July 2000. She interfaces with South Carolina academic institutions to assist with identification of preceptors and clinical rotation sites. She facilitates the... Read More →
avatar for Elana N. Wells, MPH, CHES

Elana N. Wells, MPH, CHES

Program Coordinator, Junior Doctors of Health, MUSC
Elana Wells is currently one of the Program Coordinators for the Junior Doctors of Health Program, a state-wide childhood obesity prevention program, based at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her responsibilities include creating youth curriculum, overseeing the parent, youth, and teacher programs, and assisting with program extension. She received her MPH from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:15pm

Combined Single Session #IPE527 and #IPE575 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

Session sponsored by: MICI-Indiana AHEC

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 2:15 - 2:45 pm
Combined Session #IPE527, Interprofessional Team-Based Care of the Underserved - Recruiting, Training and Retaining the Next Generation of Caregivers: The CT AHEC/University of Connecticut’s Urban Service Track

DESCRIPTION
This workshop will introduce attendees to CT AHEC’s Urban Service Track as an example of interprofessional (IP) curricular development and implementation. The history and background of the program, IP coalition development, resource identification, scheduling and implementation will be discussed. Both didactic curriculum and IP clinical experiences will be reviewed.  


Session 2 - 2:45 - 3:15 pm
Combined Session #IPE575, Developing Interprofessional Education Opportunities in a Region Located Distant From the AHEC Program’s Medical School.

DESCRIPTION
This presentation will demonstrate how AHECs are the glue to interprofessional education, collaboration and practice. We will address the numerous logistical and academically political challenges to developing interprofessional student education opportunities with multiple academic partners in a geographic region distant from a medical school.  

Lead Presenter
avatar for Petra C. Clark-Dufner

Petra C. Clark-Dufner

Associate Director, University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine
avatar for Marty Schaller

Marty Schaller

Executive Director, Northeastern Wisconsin AHEC
In addition to AHEC, I am involved in, and enjoy community theatre (adult and children's), golfing, and running. I lived in Tucson Arizona for 18 years and love the desert. I plan to be an AZ winter visitor in the future. I am also a loyal and long-time Honda owner.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce E. Gould

Bruce E. Gould

University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine


Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Independence Room

2:15pm

Single Session #CE557, Get on Track: Increasing Access to Quality Perinatal Health Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Area Health Center

This session will describe the implementation of the Lamaze childbirth educator program in North Carolina aimed at increasing access to quality perinatal health education as well as adding new skills to the existing workforce. This session will detail how to replicate a Lamaze childbirth educator program.   

Speakers
avatar for Tara Owens Schuler

Tara Owens Schuler

Duke AHEC Program Office
Tara Owens Shuler, Director of CE, Health Careers, and Lamaze programs, holds a BS degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   In the Duke AHEC Program Office, Tara’s primary responsibilities include:  coordinating Allied Health programs; Health Careers enrichment and awareness programs... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tryon Room

2:15pm

Single Session #D509, Using Available Data Resources for State-Level Health Workforce Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Given the general mission of the AHECs to develop the healthcare workforce needed in rural and underserved areas, it is important to have accurate and reliable data about that workforce. Making use of available data sources about the workforce enables AHECs to use resources more effectively and maximize program impact. 

 


Lead Presenter
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Linda M. Lacey

Director, Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, South Carolina AHEC
Linda Lacey is the Director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning within the South Carolina AHEC program office. She is responsible for developing data resources related to the South Carolina healthcare workforce and coordinating research efforts to address supply and demand issues for the wide variety of healthcare personnel in the state. Recent projects include a profile of the pharmacist workforce in the state; a... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 1

2:15pm

Single Session #HC620, Taking the Stress out of Program Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Data collection, cleaning and reporting is an obligation - albeit, at times, it feels more like a burden - shared amongst AHECs. For three programs, this activity has morphed into an effective collaboration that eases stress, promotes camaraderie, and increases effectiveness. Learn how to replicate or join the process in your state. 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Louise Gorham

Louise Gorham

Community Health Specialist, Health Imperatives

Speakers

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 2

2:15pm

Single Session #HP621, The I3 Collaborative: Transforming Residency Education Through a Quality Collaborative
Limited Capacity seats available

The I3 PCMH POP collaborative includes 24 Family Medicine and Pediatrics residencies devoted to improving population health. Over 8 years, I3 has demonstrated significant quality improvement with engagement of faculty, residents and staff. We provide interactive discussion of our methodology and outcomes, and describe lessons learned running residency collaboratives.  

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Vice Dean & Director, North Carolina AHEC
Warren Newton MD MPH serves as Vice Dean and Director of the North Carolina AHEC Program effective September 1, 2013.  AHEC has nine  regional centers, employs 350 physicians and over 1400 staff in running 16 residencies, providing over 200,000 hours of CME/CE annually, and supporting community-based educational experience for all professions across the state. AHEC works across the state with all health professions and hospitals, and... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:15pm

Single Session #IT550, Innovation, Implementation, and a Great Impact: The AHEC Digital Library Blossoms in the EHR
Limited Capacity seats available

The SEAHEC Medical Library in Wilmington, NC placed its AHEC Digital Library inside New Hanover Regional Medical Center's EHR. This accomplishment contributes to Meaningful Use, makes clinical support information easily accessible to all providers, brings accolades to our AHEC, and plays an important role in improving patient health.  

 


Lead Presenter
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Donna B Flake

Library Director, SEAHEC
Donna Flake is the Library Director at the SEAHEC Medical Library in Wilmington, NC.  She has published over 30 papers, and has delivered more than 40 talks, many of which were international.  She has great interest in international librarianship and has served as the official representative of the Medical Library Association to Europe for six years.  She has worked closely with her hospital’s IT department for years, and she... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sharon Room

2:15pm

Single Session #SP534, Lead or Lose
Limited Capacity seats available

"Lead or Lose" focuses on the inner workings of true leadership and how leadership can transform an organization from the inside out. Leadership is required to some degree, by all. Everything rises and falls with leadership, from the receptionist to the CEO. "Lead or Lose" will help your organization win with true leadership. 


Lead Presenter
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Rod Brown, COO

COO, OnceLogix, LLC, The creators of www.sharenote.com
Rod Brown is on a mission to create the world’s largest provider of customized, web-based applications for the healthcare industry. | | Born in the small coastal city of Wilmington, N.C., Brown has worked in operations and in the financial services industry. Upon graduating with a B.A. in Information Systems from Winston-Salem State University, he began | working at Wachovia Bank, which is now a part of the Wells Fargo Company. He... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 3

2:15pm

Single Session #WD567, Clinical Supervision in Mental Health: Training and Workforce Development Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Many supervisors in mental health in North Carolina have little to no formal training in clinical supervision. A lack of competent and trained supervisors affects client outcomes and workforce stability. This session will discuss a clinical supervision intensive training program and its impact on the workforce in Eastern NC. 

 


Lead Presenter
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Karen J Koch, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Director, Mental Health Education, Eastern AHEC
Karen J. Koch is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment settings with adults with mental illness. She has also worked in substance abuse residential treatment. She has been the Assistant Director of Mental Health Education at Eastern AHEC for 10 years. She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her MSW from the University of Maryland... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Harris Room

3:15pm

3:45pm

Combined Single Session #CO756 and #CO744 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 3:45 - 4:15 pm
Combined Session #CO756, 

Tobacco Road Victories in the Tarheel State: Successful Collaborations in Increasing the Awareness of Health Literacy Among Healthcare Professionals in North Carolina


DESCRIPTION
Our presentation will illustrate the collaboration between a grantor, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA); a university, Carolina Geriatric Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (UNC/CGEC); and an AHEC (Wake AHEC) to improve patient outcomes using Health Literacy. The presentation will highlight the variety of educational methods the CGEC and Wake AHEC have utilized to reach healthcare professionals in the state of North Carolina. 

Session 2 - 4:15 - 4:45 pm
Combined Session #CO744, Health Literacy 101: You Can't Tell by Looking

DESCRIPTION
Our presentation will illustrate the collaboration between a grantor, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA); university, Carolina Geriatric Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (UNC/CGEC); and an AHEC (Wake AHEC) to improve patient outcomes using Health Literacy. The presentation will highlight the variety of educational methods the CGEC and Wake AHEC have utilized to reach healthcare professionals in the state of North Carolina. 

Lead Presenter
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Toni P Chatman, MHA

Associate Director for Dentistry and Allied Health Education, Wake AHEC
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Jason Lemke

South Dakota AHEC

Speakers
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Jarod Giger

University of South Dakota
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Cassity Gutierrez

University of South Dakota
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Becki Lemke

Cornerstones Career Learning Center
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Jay Memmott

Chair & MSW Program Director, University of South Dakota
Jay Memmott earned his MSW and Ph.D. in social work at the University of Kansas in 1977 and 1984 respectively. He has worked as a social worker in health care, psychiatric, addiction treatment, corporate consulting, and private practice settings. At present, Jay is chair and MSW Program director in the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota. His current research and scholarly interests include health and mental health... Read More →
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H. Bruce Vogt

University of South Dakota


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Providence Ballroom 2

3:45pm

Combined Single Session #SP644 and #SP676 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Combined Session #SP644, Grassroots Publishing of AHEC Projects

DESCRIPTION
Self-publishing of AHEC projects in the grey literature has potential to substantially increase the impact of our innovations. While seemingly daunting, on-line, peer-reviewed publishing can be accomplished using a grassroots approach that harnesses entrepreneurial thinking. Processes will be exemplified through our experience; brainstormed plans will be outlined for future implementation.  

Session 2 - 4:15 - 4:45 pm
Combined Session #SP676, Big Bird is Alive! When Public Media Becomes Your Partner

DESCRIPTION
Discover an innovative partnership that allows health care professionals to access hundreds of courses, searchable by discipline, to maintain and upgrade certifications and licensure. Explore how this custom branded online learning portal allows students to navigate and explore careers. Programs are designed to enhance critical skills and to ensure quality health care practices with easy access to up-to-date education.  

Lead Presenter
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Shelley L. Galvin, MA

MAHEC
Shelley Galvin is the Director of the Center for Research in the Division of Healthcare Innovations and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of OB/GYN.  Her primary responsibilities include teaching, supervising, and conducting research, program evaluation, and other scholarly activity with residents, fellows and faculty of MAHEC.  Her primary interests include improving women’s healthcare... Read More →
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Andrea L. Gregg

High Sierra AHEC

Speakers
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Joan Colburn, MLIS

MAHEC
Joan Colburn has 18 years of experience as director of library services at MAHEC, and ten year’s prior experience in survey research data processing and computer programming.  As a member of the NC AHEC Information and Library System, and the Research and Assessment committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, her particular interest is in management and sharing of information.  She is the Managing... Read More →
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Debra Solt

Vegas PBS/GOAL


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Providence Ballroom 3

3:45pm

Single Session #CE564, Building Community Health Capacity by Integrating Public Health & Primary Care
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will feature a collaborative project between a rural primary care practice and the local health department and the role AHEC played in connecting, creating, and facilitating an integrated practice model for obese patients. 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Dawn Morriston, MPH

Dawn Morriston, MPH

Eastern AHEC
Dawn Morriston is the Director of Student Services, Public Health, and Special Projects at the Eastern Area Health Education Center located in Greenville, NC.  She received her undergraduate degree in Health Education from East Carolina University and her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill.  She has been with EAHEC for 12 years, and had 10 years’ experience in the hospital setting prior to joining the AHEC... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Tryon Room

3:45pm

Single Session #D513, United We Stand: A Data System Collaborative between AHECs
Limited Capacity seats available

Data collection, cleaning and reporting is an obligation - albeit, at times, it feels more like a burden - shared amongst AHECs. For three programs, this activity has morphed into an effective collaboration that eases stress, promotes camaraderie, and increases effectiveness. Learn how to replicate or join the process in your state. 

 


Lead Presenter
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Katy Branch, UAA

Alaska Center for Rural Health - Alaska AHEC
Katy directs the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Center for Rural Health and Alaska Area Health Education Center System. Raised in Alaska, she has spent the last 15 years dedicated to strengthening rural health system working with community health centers first; then, critical access hospitals to increase access to continuing education. She is passionate about developing rigorous evaluation processes to validate program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Petra C. Clark-Dufner

Petra C. Clark-Dufner

Associate Director, University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine
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Sandra Marsh

Program Office, Director, Utah AHEC
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Janice Troyer, UAA

Program Manager, Alaska Center for Rural Health - Alaska AHEC
Janice Troyer has been with the Alaska Center for Rural Health-Alaska AHEC Program Office since its inception in October of 2000. As the AHEC Program Manager, she works with Alaska regional AHEC Clinical Rotation Coordinators to place and support health professions students for rotations in rural and underserved facilities across Alaska. Janice also takes the lead on development and staff training in the use of the web-based Pipeline Cache, a... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Providence Ballroom 1

3:45pm

Single Session #HC541, Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps
Limited Capacity seats available

Youth Mental Health First Aid helps communities identify and help adolescents showing signs of mental illness. The YMHFA Corps engages AmeriCorps members to provide YMHFA certification classes for community members who work with youth. Currently 8 AHECs participate in the YMHFA Corps hosting an AmeriCorps member. Workshop participants will learn about the YMHFA program and the impact the YMHFA Corps is having on local communities.  

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Patricia Harrity

Patricia Harrity

Executive Director, Northwestern CT AHEC

Speakers
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Celia Meyer

Northwestern CT AHEC
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Elaine Owens

Director, Wake AHEC
Elaine Owens is the Director of Wake AHEC in Raleigh, NC.  She earned her Masters of Public Administration degree from East Carolina University and has 20 years educational planning experience, including collaborations with physician practices, healthcare organizations, academic institutions and other community partners in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.  She has 12 years of experience in quality improvement... Read More →
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Kelly Purcell

Eastcentral PA AHEC


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom A

3:45pm

Single Session #HP713, Why a Pharmacy Student Should Shadow a MD: Innovative Model Helps Alleviate Physician Shortage
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: The Eastern Arizona Area Health Education Center

The Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students (REHPS) provides students an interprofessional rural experience. Participant Alyssa Howard developed an innovative practice approach designed to alleviate the shortage of physician coverage in rural Redfield, SD while improving quality standards. Her proposal to the hospital Board of Directors led to a newly created position which allows her to practice to the full scope of her licensure, and meeting the Triple Aim – “improving the patient’s experience of care, improving the health of individuals and populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care”.

 


Lead Presenter
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Sandy Viau-Williams

Executive Director, Yankton Rural AHEC
Sandy Williams is the Executive Director of Yankton Rural AHEC established in 1979.  Ms. Williams attended college at Bay de Noc Community College (Michigan), University of South Dakota (Vermillion), Laramie County Community College (Wyoming), and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).  She brings a background of advertising/marketing/public relations, small business ownership, and business development to her work at the Yankton Rural AHEC... Read More →

Speakers
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Alyssa O Howard, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Community Memorial Hospital/Redfield Clinic
Alyssa Osborn Howard, PharmD is a 2014 graduate of South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy.  She is employed by Community Memorial Hospital, Redfield, SD as clinical pharmacist - a position she created after her four week REHPS experience in summer 2012.  Repeat clinical rotations in Redfield led her to develop a model of care that meets the Triple Aim.   A native of Brookings, SD (population 22,591) Aly and... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom B

3:45pm

Single Session #IPE628, Achieving Interprofessional Competencies through Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education
Limited Capacity seats available

David Garr, MD, is Executive Director of the South Carolina AHEC and Associate Dean for Community Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.  A family physician, he has taught and published on interprofessional education,   prevention, population health, and primary care.  A past president of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), he has served as chair of the interprofessional Healthy People Curriculum Task Force since 2002.  Dr. Garr is a graduate of Duke University and Duke Medical School.   


Speakers
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David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Independence Room

3:45pm

Single Session #IT569, Ipads for Smarties: Using tablet technology for evaluation of a teen pregnancy prevention program
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Pee Dee AHEC

iPad-based evaluation technology was implemented among 1,400 teen participants annually during a Teen Pregnancy Prevention program held each semester within the Louisiana National Guards residential Youth Challenge Program. Manual pre-, post- and quiz data entries were eliminated. Lessons learned, ROI and hands-on demonstration will be offered during this session. 

 

Lead Presenter
Speakers

Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sharon Room

3:45pm

Single Session #WD596, Introduction of the National MCH Workforce Development Center
Limited Capacity seats available

The mission of the National MCH Workforce Development Center is to advance workforce development for State Title V program leaders and partners to meet current public health MCH policy and programmatice imperatives in four key topic areas around implementation of health reform: access to care, quality improvement, systems integration and change management 

Speakers
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Dorothy Cilenti

Gillings School of Global Public Health
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Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW

Senior Collaboration Manager, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW, is the Senior Collaboration Manager for the new National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center. Previously she served as the director of the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign, and has also served as a bilingual social worker for pregnant women and families. Amy received her Master of Science in Public Health in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Harris Room

6:30pm

North Carolina AHEC/Charlotte Hosted Reception - Interactive NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum
Join your fellow AHECers for an exciting and fun Welcome Reception sponsored by our hosts - North Carolina and Charlotte AHEC.  This networking reception is included in the cost of your registration but you must register to attend so you can be included in our food counts.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the home of NASCAR’s history and heritage. Jammed-packed with traditional exhibits, it’s also fueled with more than 50 interactive experiences like tire-changing stations and realistic racing simulators. We also have plenty of exhibits with artifacts and NASCAR collections; all designed to get your adrenaline going as we strive to make your event extraordinary.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  You MUST present your NAO Conference Name Badge to get access to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. 


Tuesday July 8, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
NASCAR Hall of Fame 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202
 
Wednesday, July 9
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Sponsored by MassAHEC
Sponsored by MassAHEC

Computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café located near the NAO Registration Desk.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is going on back home.


Wednesday July 9, 2014 6:00am - 6:00pm
Providence Ballroom Promenade

6:45am

7:30am

7:30am

NAO Awards Committee Meeting during Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

 


Lead Presenter
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Mary J. Mitchell

Executive Director, Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
Mary Mitchell created the MSI AHEC in 2004 and currently oversees operation of several health career exploration and academic enrichment programs, serving middle school to medical school students.  She actively supports the NAO as its Immediate Past President, Secretary of the Board of Directors, and former Chairperson of the NAO Center Director Constituency Group. She serves as CO-Chair of the New York State AHEC System Executive Council... Read More →
avatar for Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Director, New York State AHEC System
Mary Sienkiewicz is Director for the New York State AHEC System and Research Instructor at the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Prior to joining AHEC in 2000, Mary was employed in executive director and program positions with county associations of Cornell Cooperative Extension, a community-academic outreach system in New York with state and national networks.  She chairs NAO’s Culture of... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  The Council on Dental Accreditation has established a new accreditation standard for dental schools:
  • 2-25 Dental education programs must make available opportunities and encourage students to engage in service learning experiences and/or community-based learning experiences


Come learn more about what we are doing here at UNC’s SOD in collaboration with AHEC in light of this new requirement.


Lead Presenter
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Lewis N. Lampiris, DDS, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Dentistry in Service to Communities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry - Department of Dental Ecology

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussion about how to use librarians to support AHEC initiatives like practice support and educational programs like clinical rotations to aid in information management (indexing, social media), clinical teaching, and literature appraisal.


Lead Presenter
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Diana McDuffee

AHEC ILS Network Director - AHEC and Outreach Services and Assistant Library Director (interim)

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussions around state efforts to collect, analyze, disseminate and utilize health workforce data for policy and planning.

Lead Presenter
avatar for Katie Gaul

Katie Gaul

Research Associate, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katie Gaul  is a research associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Program houses the AHEC-supported North Carolina Health Professions Data System, which has been  collecting, analyzing and reporting data on licensed health professionals in the state since 1979 in an effort to inform policy. ... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussion about building/supporting practice coaching programs using various state based organizations. 


Lead Presenter
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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 →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - AHEC Sustainability/Partnerships
Limited Capacity filling up

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Community Outreach
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Continuing Education
Limited Capacity filling up

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Health Careers
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Health Professions/Resident Education
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - IPE
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - IT
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Workforce Development
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:30am

• Breakfast Roundtable Discussion – Data/HRSA Performance Measures - An Opportunity for Group TA from A-TrACC
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Data/HRSA Performance Measures

Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom CD

8:30am

Workforce Development Panel - AHEC’s Role in State Health Workforce Data Collection

AHEC’s role in State Health Workforce Data Collection

As health reform has accelerated, states are increasingly feeling pressure to collect timely, objective and comprehensive state-level data to determine whether they will have the health workforce place to meet an expected increase in demand. Policymakers and other stakeholders lack basic data with which they can answer questions about supply (e.g., how many health professionals do we have and in what settings and geographies do they work?); demand (e.g., for what health professions and in what settings/geographies will demand increase?); demographic characteristics (e.g., will mass retirements endanger future supply?); and educational characteristics (e.g., how many nurses have and how many go on to pursue a BSN?) of health professionals.

Many states do not collect the type of rigorous and comprehensive data needed to provide snapshots or longitudinal data on the supply, distribution and characteristics of their health professionals. AHECs are well positioned to play a role in developing and maintaining state data systems, as they  have the ability to 1) create partnerships and be neutral conveners; 2) be multi-disciplinary; and 3) be involved in all stages of the health careers pipeline.  High quality workforce data are also important to the AHEC programs and centers in that they provide a basis for planning educational programs at state and regional levels and then evaluating those programs once they have been implemented.

This panel, facilitated by North Carolina, will bring together representatives from three states where AHEC is already playing a role in collecting health workforce data or is involved in attempts to develop statewide data systems.  Panelists will provide an overview of efforts in their state, identify challenges which they have faced, and describe strategies that they used or are using to overcome barriers.  Panelists will also speak to how their programs have used the workforce data to enhance AHEC programming.


Lead Presenter
avatar for Katie Gaul

Katie Gaul

Research Associate, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katie Gaul  is a research associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Program houses the AHEC-supported North Carolina Health Professions Data System, which has been  collecting, analyzing and reporting data on licensed health professionals in the state since 1979 in an effort to inform policy. ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Executive Director, IN-AHEC Network, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Kiovsky is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network.  Dr. Kiovsky serves on the Board of Directors of the National AHEC Organization.  He developed the statewide clerkship in Family Medicine, served as a Member of the STFM Preceptor Education Faculty Development Project, and currently is a consultant to HRSA to promote... Read More →
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Linda M. Lacey

Director, Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, South Carolina AHEC
Linda Lacey is the Director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning within the South Carolina AHEC program office. She is responsible for developing data resources related to the South Carolina healthcare workforce and coordinating research efforts to address supply and demand issues for the wide variety of healthcare personnel in the state. Recent projects include a profile of the pharmacist workforce in the state; a... Read More →
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Cindra K. Stahl

Assistant Director, Montana AHEC
Cindra Stahl is the Assistant Director of the Montana AHEC, and Network Director for the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Network.  Her current focus is educating, recruiting and retaining the health IT workforce in Montana so that rural and frontier facilities can meet Meaningful Use requirements.  Cindra also works extensively on Healthcare Workforce issues, serving as facilitator for the Montana Healthcare Workforce... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom CD

9:30am

9:45am

Combined Single Session #CO708 and #CO764 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 9:45 - 10:15 am
Combined Session #CO708, The Role of Ambulatory Care in Transitions: The North Carolina IMPACT Project

DESCRIPTION
Between April 2012 to September 2013, nine North Carolina primary care practices participated in a care transitions learning collaborative through the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Regional Extension Center (REC) Program and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC). Our presentation describes issues related to transitions in care, the innovative tools and use of technology utilized in this project, best practices related to transition care management, and opportunities for widespread quality improvement throughout our healthcare system.  

 

Session 2 - 10:15 - 10:45 am
Combined Session #CO764, Applying the Adult Education Learning Theory, Transformative Learning, to Promote Change and Impact Patient Outcomes

DESCRIPTION
Transformative Learning Theory (TLT) is a systematic method for enabling change in adults and assisting primary care providers to adjust to the changing healthcare landscape. The essential steps of TLT will be presented with examples of NC AHEC REC using it to promote change and improve patient outcomes.  

Lead Presenter
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Sonali K Batish

South East Area Health Education Center
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Angel L Moore

Eastern AHEC

Speakers
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Samuel Cykert

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program
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Libby Lawson

QI Director, Community Care of the Sandhills
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Kelly Wiseman

Wake AHEC


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Providence Ballroom 2

9:45am

Single Session #CE648, Integrated Chronic Pain Treatment and Training Project in Western North Carolina
Limited Capacity seats available

Evidence-based chronic pain management in primary care is being taught and implemented in western NC through an Innovations grant from CMS. The multi-component project, including CME and direct medical care in primary care practices, will be exemplified from our experiences since July 2012. Standardized practices and tools will be shared. 


Lead Presenter
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Shelley L. Galvin, MA

MAHEC
Shelley Galvin is the Director of the Center for Research in the Division of Healthcare Innovations and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of OB/GYN.  Her primary responsibilities include teaching, supervising, and conducting research, program evaluation, and other scholarly activity with residents, fellows and faculty of MAHEC.  Her primary interests include improving women’s healthcare... Read More →

Speakers
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Elizabeth Flemming, MA, LPC

MAHEC
Elizabeth Flemming, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. She is a Continuing Education Planner at MAHEC, and she directs the “Integrated Chronic Pain Treatment and Training Project.” Ms. Flemming has provided behavioral health services to all ages with a special interest and expertise in treating trauma.  Ms. Flemming is trained extensively in evidenced based models, intensive treatment modalities... Read More →
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John Rowe, MD

MAHEC, Division of Family Medicine
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Carridelle Wilson

MAHEC, Division of Family Medicine
Carriedelle Wilson is a Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who earned her Masters of Science in Nursing in August of 2011 from Vanderbilt University.  She joined the MAHEC Division of Family Medicine in January 2013 to develop and implement our Chronic Pain Management Clinic funded through an Innovations grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tryon Room

9:45am

Single Session #D578, Different Programming: Shared Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Like other AHECs, the MassAHEC Network provides many different health careers exploration activities for youth. Faced with the challenge of measuring outcomes to determine statewide impact, MassAHEC developed a core competency model where program specific learning objectives are mapped to the core competencies and then summarized for the entire network.



Lead Presenter
avatar for Linda Cragin

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.

Speakers
avatar for Debi Lang

Debi Lang

Training & Evaluation Manager, UMass Medical School/MassAHEC Network
I've been at UMass Med for over 6 years. I joined the MassAHEC PO 3 years ago to provide leadership on instructional design, training, and evaluation. I also provide TA for a statewide grant which supports outreach and enrollment in health care and promotes health insurance literacy. Before MassAHEC, I was a project director for health policy and program evaluations. Prior to UMass, for almost 20 years I oversaw training and workforce... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Providence Ballroom 1

9:45am

Single Session #HC607, Multi-Lingual Medical BINGO as an Innovative Instructional Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Multilingual youth interested in health careers need to understand that their language skills are a valuable asset as they proceed with their education. This engaging session will demonstrate one method of incorporating medical interpreting skills into youth programs with multi-lingual speakers. Participants will play MassAHECs Multi-Lingual Medical BINGO and receive materials. 


Lead Presenter
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Lisa M Morris

MassAHEC Network

Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Trade Room

9:45am

Single Session #HP395, Summer in the Country: Changes in Medical Students' Perceptions Following an Innovative Rural Community Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: University of Toledo AHEC Program 

The MU School of Medicine AHEC Summer Community Program provides medical students clinical training in a rural community between their first two years of medical school. After the experience, participants’ perceptions towards rural practice changed favorably, and 46% of participants chose a rural location for their first practice. Program structure, evaluation, and outcomes will be discussed. 


Speakers
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Jana Porter, MS

University of Missouri School of Medicine Rural Track Pipeline Program and MU-AHEC Program Office
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Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Kathleen Quinn, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Rural Health which operates the MU Rural Track Pipeline Program. For the past 16 years, her career has focused on meeting the needs of rural and underserved Missourians by effectively directing a comprehensive rural medical pipeline program.  The pipeline program includes a high school careers program, a pre-admissions program, and rural clinical training experiences throughout medical school.  


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom B

9:45am

Single Session #SP755, Do This, Not That: Steering to Success with Innovative Patient Navigation Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

At a time when organizations are asked to do more with less, Capital City AHEC has created a nationally recognized patient navigation program that has grown to annually serve over 500 patients, 200 clinicians and 5,000 individuals across the Washington, DC Area. This presentation will share Capital City’s best practices and candid approach to sustaining impactful and innovative patient navigation partnerships.


Lead Presenter
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Shyrea Thompson, BS, CNM

Capital City AHEC

Speakers
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Falasha R Culpepper, BS

Capital City AHEC
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Etta-Cheri Washington, MD

Capital City AHEC


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Sharon Room

9:45am

Single Session #WD611, South Carolina's Nurse Supply and Demand Model
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide an overview of the nurse supply and demand models developed by the South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce and Analysis. Through the use of a scenario builder we will demonstrate how various policy levers may influence future RN supply or demand projections. 


Lead Presenter
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Nicole McCleary, AICP

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning

Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Harris Room

9:45am

Double Session #HC663, NC AHEC Health Careers and Workforce Diversity Council: Getting Students to the Finish Line
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region

For nearly 20 years, the NC AHEC program has worked tirelessly to produce quality health careers programming that impacts every aspect of the strategic pipeline with programs focusing on: elementary, middle and high school underrepresented minority students; parental involvement; health professions schools partnerships and outcomes evaluations. We will discuss our best practices for each piece of the pipeline.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd

Assistant Director, Health Careers & Diversity, Charlotte AHEC
Michelle Boyd was born in Columbia, SC where she attended the University of South Carolina and obtained her bachelor degree in business. She later moved to Charlotte, NC where she met and married her husband of 12 years. During that time, she fell in love with community workforce development initiatives. An educator at heart, Michelle agrees with Paulo Freire, world-renowned Brazilian educator, who believes that adults can change their lives... Read More →

Speakers
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Dawn Morriston, MPH

Eastern AHEC
Dawn Morriston is the Director of Student Services, Public Health, and Special Projects at the Eastern Area Health Education Center located in Greenville, NC.  She received her undergraduate degree in Health Education from East Carolina University and her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill.  She has been with EAHEC for 12 years, and had 10 years’ experience in the hospital setting prior to joining the AHEC... Read More →
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Elaine Owens

Director, Wake AHEC
Elaine Owens is the Director of Wake AHEC in Raleigh, NC.  She earned her Masters of Public Administration degree from East Carolina University and has 20 years educational planning experience, including collaborations with physician practices, healthcare organizations, academic institutions and other community partners in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.  She has 12 years of experience in quality improvement... Read More →
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Bernard Roper

Northwest AHEC
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Tara Owens Schuler

Duke AHEC Program Office
Tara Owens Shuler, Director of CE, Health Careers, and Lamaze programs, holds a BS degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   In the Duke AHEC Program Office, Tara’s primary responsibilities include:  coordinating Allied Health programs; Health Careers enrichment and awareness programs... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

9:45am

Double Session #IPE581, Public Narrative: A Critical Leadership Tool for Building Teams in Primary Care
Limited Capacity seats available

Double session Sponsored by: MICI-Indiana AHEC and Indiana AHEC Network


One tool we have to help build new teams is our stories. Public narrative involves sharing strategic anecdotes from our professional lives to create new connections and develop new leaders. This workshop will help participants develop their own public narratives to be used as a tool of team-building and leadership development. 


Lead Presenter
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Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer

President and Founder, Primary Care Progress
Dr. Morris-Singer, board certified in internal medicine, is President and Founder of Primary Care Progress (PCP), an inter-professional, trainee-led, grassroots movement to reform primary care delivery and training. Dr. Morris-Singer is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Affiliate Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He earned his medical degree at Harvard... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 9:45am - 12:00pm
Independence Room

10:45am

11:00am

Single Session #CE742, Patients Suffer When Your Well Runs Dry: Educating Healthcare Professionals about Compassion Fatigue to Enhance Patient Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Compassion Fatigue is being recognized as a growing concern in healthcare due to the significantly increased risk of substandard patient care associated with it. This presentation will discuss the associated risks to patient care and the importance of educating healthcare professionals about this condition to enhance patient outcomes. 

 


Lead Presenter
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Christina M Clarke, MS, HS-BCP

Southern Regional Area Health Education Center

Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tryon Room

11:00am

Single Session #CO639, Mental Illness as a Spiritual Journey: Creating Caring Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

One in every five Americans experiences a mental disorder in any given year and half of all Americans have such disorders at some time in their lives. These illnesses of the brain affect all of us, regardless of age, gender, economic status or ethnicity. Nearly every person sitting in the pews has been touched in some way by mental illness. And yet, individuals and families continue to suffer in silence or stop coming to their faith community because they are not receiving the support they so desperately need. They become detached from their faith community and their spirituality, which is an important source of healing, wholeness and hope in times of personal darkness. This presentation will discuss the importance of mental health literacy and identify concerns around mental illness that exist in the faith community. We will also discuss how information and strategies can be effectively disseminated to address these concerns. A specific faith support will be discussed in how they were able to implement resources and supports. 

 


Lead Presenter
Speakers
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Robert L Wilson, Jr., MA

Southern Regional AHEC


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Providence Ballroom 2

11:00am

Single Session #D632, An Innovative Approach to Quality Programming: SEAHEC Monitoring and Tracking System from the ground up
Limited Capacity seats available

SEAHEC will present our innovative approach to quality management specifically utilizing our Future Healthcare Leaders program as a case study. This will assist AHECs in developing program management ideas including hose for school-based health career clubs. We will share helpful project guidelines and a management tool for tracking.


Lead Presenter
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Gail Emrick, MPH

Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center

Speakers
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Suzanne David

Assistant Director, Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center
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Tashina Machain

Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center
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Claudia Velasco

Program Coordinator, Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Providence Ballroom 1

11:00am

Single Session #D743, The Face of Data: Use of Stories to Strengthen Numbers
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Northern Nebraska AHEC

Funders look for data, but respond to human interest! AHEC's have plenty of data to provide but do we have enough human interest? This session will assist centers in creating successful stories that can easily be integrated into evaluation reports to share with funders and stakeholders. 



Lead Presenter
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Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC

Speakers
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Sandy Viau-Williams

Executive Director, Yankton Rural AHEC
Sandy Williams is the Executive Director of Yankton Rural AHEC established in 1979.  Ms. Williams attended college at Bay de Noc Community College (Michigan), University of South Dakota (Vermillion), Laramie County Community College (Wyoming), and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).  She brings a background of advertising/marketing/public relations, small business ownership, and business development to her work at the Yankton Rural AHEC... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sharon Room

11:00am

Single Session #HC608, Student Advocacy for Health Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Pioneer Valley AHEC youth, part of MassAHEC acquired health advocacy and leadership skills during a multi-year statewide tobacco awareness campaign. This presentation illustrates how the model empowers youth to learn, lead and positively influence their community's public health and how it can be applied to public health issues and careers.  Justin M. Chellman, BA, Co-Author.


Lead Presenter
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Brenda D Evans, MPH

Center Director, Pioneer Valley AHEC/SDHHS
Ms. Evans is the Center Director of the Pioneer Valley AHEC, a program of the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and part of the MassAHEC Network of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She has been in the public health field for the past 18 years in different capacities including health educator and community outreach worker. In her capacity with AHEC, she is a founding member and co-facilitator of the... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trade Room

11:00am

Single Session #HP437, Recruiting Students into Primary Care: The CT AHEC/UCONN Primary Care Career Advising and Mentoring Program
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will introduce attendees to a free on-line toolkit designed to increase the skill and knowledge of busy clinicians precepting health professions students interested in primary care. The speakers will share how PCCAMP was developed, the steps taken to move PCCAMP from a concept to an actual product as well as its use with clinical preceptors at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The audience will take a virtual tour of the website. 


Lead Presenter
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Petra C. Clark-Dufner

Associate Director, University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine

Speakers
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Bruce E. Gould

University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

11:00am

Single Session #SP665, Sustainable Community-Academic Partnership
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Upstate Area Health Education Center

A sustained partnership between a University medical school and an AHEC resulted in partnered research, community, and health professional education. This model community-academic partnership based on bidirectional interactions led to community empowerment and engagement leading to demonstrated benefits when addressing rural social and health issues. 



Lead Presenter
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Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Speakers
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Jake Frego

Executive Director, Eastern Shore AHEC


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Providence Ballroom 3

11:00am

Single Session #WD690, Growing the BSN Workforce in NC: AHEC Leadership and Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation highlights how NC AHEC and the Nurse Council implemented nursing activities with the aim of advancing the education of the nursing workforce in North Carolina. Legislative funding has enabled NC AHEC and many NC nursing programs to create innovative programs that provide educational advancement for registered nurses. 


Lead Presenter
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Mary E. Schuler

UNC-Chapel Hill

Speakers
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Andrea Novak, PhD, RN-BC, FAEN

Administrator for Nursing, Allied & Public Health Continuing Education, Southern Regional AHEC
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Karen Stallings

UNC-Chapel Hill


Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Harris Room

12:15pm

Keynote Presenter

Common Sense for a Common Good: The 21st Century Mother of Invention

If “necessity is the mother of invention”, then AHECs and their safety net partners have long practiced parsimonious innovation – working wonders with limited budgets to develop novel approaches to health and wellness services for entire communities. The Affordable Care Act provides the perfect platform for AHECs and their partners to collaborate and integrate their efforts for greater impact and to tell their story to a national audience looking for better ways to improve our nation’s health. But there are risks involved: as these cost-effective models of service become part of the mainstream they could become victims of their own success, with payers ratcheting down on their support, followed by reductions in indigent care funding, or losing valuable human resource to other organizations. This presentation will discuss how these assets can be organized to develop a sustainable and uniquely American model of care. 


Speakers
avatar for Hector Flores, MD

Hector Flores, MD

Medical Director - Family Care Specialists Medical Group (FCS)
Dr. Flores is a founding member and Co-Director of the White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) Family Medicine Residency Program in Los Angeles. In 2007 he received the Champions of Health Professions Diversity award from The California Wellness Foundation.  In 2009 he was the recipient of the National Medical Fellowships, Inc. Champions of Health Award. In 2011, Dr. Flores received the Community of Heroes Award from Community Health Councils... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom CD

1:15pm

2:00pm

2:15pm

Single Session #CE411, Utilizing your AHEC to Meet the Needs of Military Families in Your Community
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide information about how the local AHEC system can assist the community in meeting the needs of military families. There will be a discussion of the methods to identify the numbers of local military families, the needs of these families, and strategies to work effectively with them. 


Lead Presenter
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John T. Bigger

Southern Regional AHEC
 

Speakers
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Sheryl Pacelli

Pace Consulting and Associates


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tryon Room

2:15pm

Single Session #CO685, Innovation through Association: Engaging Your Alumni
Limited Capacity seats available

The Wisconsin AHEC Alumni Association began as an inspiration during the 2012 NAO conference and has operated as a statewide networking and programming organization for two years. This presentation will discuss the creation of a student Alumni Association, benefits and challenges, and vision for additional Associations across the nation.


Lead Presenter
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Keri S Robbins, MS Ed.

Assistant Director, WI AHEC Program, Wisconsin AHEC

Speakers
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TeAngelo Cargile Jr.

Milwaukee AHEC, student
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Laura Pettersen, MS

Scenic Rivers AHEC


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 2

2:15pm

Single Session #D686, Assessing Continuing Education Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

South Carolina AHEC and its four centers have strived to appropriately assess continuing education program outcomes and to use measurements to determine successes. This presentation will describe the highs, the lows and the lessons learned during our multi-year emphasis on determining program outcomes. Assessments of two programs will be presented. 



Lead Presenter
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Diane M. Mathews, M.S.

Center Director, Lowcountry AHEC
Diane Mathews received her Master of Science in Health Professions Education from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has been with Lowcountry AHEC since 1997. Previously she was the associate director. As the Executive Director of Lowcountry AHEC, Diane is responsible for direction of Lowcountry AHEC programs and management of personnel... Read More →

Speakers
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Diana Caron

Lowcountry AHEC
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Rebecca Jackson

Continuing Education Coordinator, Mid-Carolina AHEC
Rebecca Jackson is the Continuing Education Coordinator with Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.  She has ten years of experience in the nursing field.  Rebecca started her career at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, SC working on the medical surgical unit.  While at Springs Memorial Hospital, she also was the patient educator.  She later transferred to Home Care and Hospice of Lancaster and her most recent position there was... Read More →
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Kay Lambert

Pee Dee AHEC
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Bennie M. Pettit

Education Consultant, Upstate AHEC
Bennie Pettit received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and her Masters of Science degree in Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.  She has been with the SC AHEC Consortium since 1985.   In her current position as Education Consultant she plans and implements continuing education programs that meet established education standards for health care professionals of the Upstate AHEC region... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 1

2:15pm

Single Session #HC691, Building a Robust AHEC and HOSA-Future Health Professionals Partnership
Limited Capacity seats available

HOSA Future Health Professionals stands proud of our educational partnerships with AHEC. Through these relationships, we are addressing emerging healthcare issues and workforce needs. This presentation highlights a partnership that includes champions on both sides of the agreement: HOSA and AHEC; both serving a shared mission as a health professions pipeline program.  


Lead Presenter
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Nancy H Allen

Associate Director, HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Nancy H. Allen serves as associate director for HOSA–Future Health Professionals, a pipeline organization for health professions operating nationally in 3,500 middle and high schools and postsecondary and collegiate institutions. In her leadership role, Nancy develops and implements partnerships to enhance educational experiences for HOSA members. Her professional background includes clinical practice as a registered nurse and proven... Read More →

Speakers
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Angelica E. Christie

Director, Health Careers Program, South Carolina AHEC
Angelica Ellman Christie, MEd, is Director of the SC AHEC Health Careers Program. As director, her responsibilities include developing and providing oversight of pre-health student programs and activities. She earned a MEd from Clemson University in Student Affairs, and is currently pursuing an EdD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with Walden University. Angelica holds an academic appointment in the Medical University of South... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:15pm

Single Session #HP442, Reforming Undergraduate Medical Education in an Era of Healthcare Change: the Primary Care-Population Medicine Program
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation focuses on the Primary Care-Population Medicine Program at the Warren Alpert Medical School. This dual degree, 4-year program, in which medical students receive an MD and a Master's degree, alters how students are admitted to medical school, how they are educated and the positions they seek after graduation. 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Paul F George, MD, MHPE

Paul F George, MD, MHPE

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:15pm

Single Session #IT414, Case Studies: Using Technology to Increase Learner Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Northwest AHEC team will review various attempts to increase learner engagement in the classroom and at a distance. Examples include the audience response system for PowerPoint (a.k.a. using the clickers), use of social media to connect peers and create communication backchannels, live streaming and video conferencing for classroom events, real-time training with Lync, and other potential strategies beyond threaded discussion for deeper learner/ instructor engagement in distance education courses.  


Lead Presenter
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Andrew L. Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest AHEC
Andrew L. Brewer, MS is an Instructional Technologist at Northwest AHEC where he works with faculty and staff to design, develop and support technology-driven classroom, blended, and online learning initiatives for continuing education.

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Lee Howard, BS

Lead Programmer/Analyst, Northwest AHEC
Lee Howard, BS is a Lead Programmer/Analyst for Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest Baptist Health.   Lee specializes in developing web and mobile applications for online learning, course management, and registration.
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Chris Jones, DrPH, MHA

Asst. Director, IT and Quality Improvement, Northwest AHEC
Christopher A. Jones, DrPH, MHA serves as Assistant Director for Informatics and Quality at the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC), Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in Parks and Recreation at the University of Utah. He earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Jones conferred his Doctorate in Public Health... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sharon Room

2:15pm

Single Session #SP672, Money, Margins and Mission: Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements
Limited Capacity seats available

The ongoing challenge for organizations is to deliver high quality programs with limited resources. In order to accomplish this, managers and program staff must know how to read and understand financial reports. This session will enable participants to be competent readers of the financial reports of an organization.   


Lead Presenter
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John True

Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center

Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom 3

2:15pm

Single Session #SP717, The Power of Partnership: Working through AHECs to Achieve Safe Use of Opioids While Improving Patient Care
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Arizona Area Health Education Center

IPMA will present the results of our AHEC partnership at the national conference. We will provide a summary of REMS and CO*RE to familiarize AHEC leaders with the educational needs, content and curriculum. We will present quantitative results of our partnership and we will discuss further opportunities available. 


Lead Presenter
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Kate M Nisbet

Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association

Speakers
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Donna Steigleder

Project Director/Program Specialist/Office Manager/IT, Northern WV Rural Health Education Center


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Trade Room

2:15pm

Single Session #WD741, Health Care in West Virginia: A Workforce Demand Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Presenters will discuss the West Virginia Rural Health Association's demand study, "Health Care in WV: A Workforce Demand Analysis", and also describe the WV Health Data Portal that was created following the release of the demand study. The report focuses upon the distribution of healthcare providers in relation to population, chronic diseases, and aging patients and providers, in order to assess future workforce needs in the state. 


Lead Presenter
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Sandra Y. Pope, MSW

Director, West Virginia AHEC Program, WVU Health Sciences Center, Charleston Division
Sandra is Director of the WV AHEC Program.  She has been involved in rural health policy and community development efforts for 32 years.  She is committed to working with communities to promote and develop rural health programs and services.  She is serving two national appointments – HRSA’s National Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, and the USDHHS Partnership for Action’s Region III Health Equity... Read More →

Speakers
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Patricia A. Crawford, MS, CHES

Director of Rural Outreach, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
Patricia A. Crawford, MS, CHES is Director of Rural Outreach at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine facilitating leadership and clinical training opportunities for primary care residents and medical students interested in rural practice.She currently serves on the National Rural Health Association Board of Trustees as chair of the Statewide Health Resources constituency group. She is a past president and former board member of the... Read More →
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Ann K. Peton

Director, National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data
Ann K. Peton, MPH, is Director of the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data, an affiliate research center of the Virginia Osteopathic Medical School, which provides access to the only national healthcare workforce datasets for fifteen providers based primarily upon state licensure data through a free internet portal, maps, analysis and other products/services. A nationally recognized healthcare workforce researcher/advisor, Ann has... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Harris Room

2:15pm

Double Session #IPE734, The IPE Journey: Getting Started
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: MICI-Indiana AHEC 

Community-based clinical experiences with interprofessional teams is important in training students in IPE. AHECs are in a pivotal position to leverage existing community-based resources to foster development of meaningful IPE experiences. Examples of how IPE was initiated in community-based settings will be presented and select vetted IPE tools reviewed. Participants will develop mini-plans for IPE using a prepared template. 


Lead Presenter
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Elyse Perweiler

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Elyse Perweiler, MPP, RN, Associate Professor, is Director of the New Jersey AHEC Program, Associate Director, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Director, New Jersey Geriatric Education Center.  Chair of the Program Directors Constituency Group and  the NAO Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force, she currently represents AHEC on the DHHS-HRSA Advisory... Read More →

Speakers
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David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →
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Lynn T Olszewski, RN, MSA

Purdue Calumet - Northwest Indiana AHEC
Lynn Olszewski, RN, MSA, director of the Northwest Indiana AHEC, received undergraduate degrees in science and nursing and completed her graduate studies in not for profit healthcare administration at University of Notre Dame. As a former staff nurse, manager, and vice president, she is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare services for patients.  A past president of the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality, she currently... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Independence Room

3:15pm

3:30pm

Single Session #CE419, North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP): Using Telepsychiatry to Improve Access to Evidence-Based Care
Limited Capacity seats available

A growing body of literature now suggests that use of telepsychiatry to provide mental health care has the potential to mitigate the workforce shortage that directly affects access to care, especially in remote and underserved areas. This workshop will describe NC Statewide Telepsychiatry Project that is providing evidence-based care by connecting 60-80 hospital emergency departments via telepsychiatry across the state of North Carolina. 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Sy Saeed, MD, MS, FACPsych

Sy Saeed, MD, MS, FACPsych

Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatric Medicine - Director, North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

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

3:30pm

Single Session #CO532, Increasing Access to Quality Health Coverage through Provider Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation describes the East Bay AHECs activities providing education to safety net providers about the Affordable Care Act. The presentation includes information on the development of the provider education curriculum content, as well as information on how the curriculum was implemented, including what partnerships, tools and evaluations were used. 


Lead Presenter
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Morgan N Westfall

Center Director and Project Coordinator, Community Clinic Consortium, East Bay AHEC
Morgan Westfall graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Public Health and Public Policy. She is currently a Project Coordinator for the Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa and Solano Counties in the state of California, and serves as the Center Director for the East Bay AHEC. Morgan is actively involved in supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and serves as a Certified Master... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Providence Ballroom 2

3:30pm

Single Session #D699 Developing a Culture of Evaluation and Making it Work!
Limited Capacity seats available

Evaluation practices will be featured that address the key question, "Do AHEC Alumni (students with experiences in AHEC programs) end up in health careers?" This session will share with participants the information necessary to replicate data collection, analysis and/or reporting in their respective AHEC Center or AHEC Program. 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Director, New York State AHEC System
Mary Sienkiewicz is Director for the New York State AHEC System and Research Instructor at the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Prior to joining AHEC in 2000, Mary was employed in executive director and program positions with county associations of Cornell Cooperative Extension, a community-academic outreach system in New York with state and national networks.  She chairs NAO’s Culture of... Read More →

Speakers
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Mindy Bateman

Center Director, Crossroads Utah AHEC
Mindy Bateman has worked with the Utah AHEC system since 1998, initially at the Program Office, University of Utah, overseeing budgets, grants and data.  In 2009 Mindy moved to Salt Lake Community College as Center Director for the Crossroads Utah AHEC.  She is responsible for the statewide database and data reporting including the HRSA performance report.  Mindy has been a member of NAO's Committee on Research and Evaluation... Read More →
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Jennifer Taylor

Visiting Research Associate, Indiana AHEC
Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH is a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, the Assistant Director for Research and Scholarship for the IU Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice, and the Associate Director for Evaluation with the Indiana Area Health Education Network. Dr. Taylor earned a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Master of Public Health from... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Providence Ballroom 1

3:30pm

Single Session #HC694, Recruiting Missouri Youth through Middle School and High School HOSA: Future Health Professionals School-based Clubs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: DFPM University of Utah

With support from Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri AHEC created ten rural and urban, middle school-based HOSA: Future Health Professionals clubs, and Northeast Missouri AHEC created six rural, high school-based clubs, to combat healthcare recruitment difficulties. Projects had purpose of exposing students to healthcare careers in hopes of increasing their understanding, and inspiring to pursue training.  

 


Lead Presenter
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Becky Dawson

Executive Director, Northeast Missouri AHEC, Inc.
Becky is the executive director of Northeast Missouri AHEC, which serves twenty one counties and is based in Kirksville.  She started with AHEC as a Health Education Coordinator focusing on Health Literacy and the AHEC Professional Corps.  Prior to joining AHEC in March 2008, she was the Director of Education Development and Services Department at A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Becky earned... Read More →

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Jan Shipley

Executive Director, Mid-Missouri AHEC, Inc.
Jan started at Mid-MO AHEC in 1995 when the center opened. At one time or another she served in the capacity of Recruitment Coordinator, Clinical Education Coordinator, Programs Director, and since 2008 as the Executive Director. Before AHEC, Jan earned a bachelors in journalism, then worked in advertising sales, lottery sales, and independent video production in partnership with her husband. She earned a Master of Management degree in 2006... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom A

3:30pm

Single Session #HP418, Lessons Learned from Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model of Care
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will describe lessons learned from implementing the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care in 6 Family Medicine (FM) Residency Programs in Arkansas. Additionally, competencies needed for FM residents and other learners to operate in the PCMH model of care will be described and curriculum strategies discussed. 



Lead Presenter
avatar for Mark B. Mengel

Mark B. Mengel

UAMS
Dr. Mengel received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1981 and completed residencies in family medicine and preventive medicine after graduating from medical school.  He received his master’s degree in public health in 1986.  He then held several posts in academic family medicine, including predoctoral director, residency director and department chair at medical schools in the US.  In 2008, Dr. Mengel accepted... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom B

3:30pm

Single Session #IPE555, AHEC's Role in Implementing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Innovations
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Maine AHEC Network

This presentation aims to provide participants with an understanding of how the Maine AHEC Network, at program and center levels, has been able to influence and participate in Interprofessional (IP) Education and Practice innovations throughout the State. The presentation includes an overview of Maine AHEC Networks IP activities and describes specific examples of collaboratively developed IP education and training programs as well as evaluation tools being piloted to assess impact. 



Lead Presenter
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Kira Rodriguez

Maine AHEC/University of New England
Kira Rodriguez, MHS, is a Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty at the University of New England’s School of Community and Population Health.  As a member of the Center’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of assessment and evaluation research.  Ms. Rodriguez received her BA from Brown University and a Masters in Health Science from Johns... Read More →

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Sarah Dubay, M.Ed, MMEL

Director, Eastern Maine AHEC/Penobscot Community Health Care
Sarah Dubay, M.Ed, MMEL, is the Director of the Eastern Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and is committed to the continued curricular development of rural, community-based medical education in Maine. She also serves as the Director of Communications for Penobscot Community Health Care and is responsible for marketing, external and internal communications, community outreach, and Community Health Corps.  She is a graduate of the... Read More →
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Shelley Cohen Konrad, PdD, LCSW

Shelley Cohen-Konrad, PhD, LCSW is an associate professor at UNE’s School of Social Work and director of UNE's Interprofessional Education initiatives. She’s a national and global advocate for interprofessional academic and clinical practice education with a focus on person-centered care. Shelley is widely published and serves on the board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, as associate editor of the Journal of... Read More →
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Karen O'Rourke, MPH

Director, University of New England/Maine AHEC
Karen O’Rourke, MPH, is the Director of the Maine AHEC Network and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New England’s School of Community and Population Health.  At UNE her other responsibilities include public health workforce training and until recently, coordinating the practical experience course for MPH students. Karen has also spent the past 14 years on obesity policy work with statewide partners. She... Read More →
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MaryFrances Smith

Program Manager, Maine AHEC Network/University of New England
Maryfrances Smith is the Program Manager of the Maine AHEC Network at the University of New England. Since 2005 she has been an integral part of the AHEC Program Office placing third year UNECOM medical students on their Community Health Rotations, developing and presenting pipeline activities and having responsibility for administrative management of the Program Office. She is involved directly with UNE’s first Interprofessional Rotation... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Single Session #SP702, AHEC and HERO Programs: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Health Disparities in New Mexico
Limited Capacity seats available

We continue to create innovative partnerships between the AHECs in New Mexico, University of New Mexico’s Health Extension Rural Office (HERO), and New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Program to address health needs in New Mexican rural communities. With similar goals, yet different strategies, a unique approach to workforce development and meeting the needs of underserved populations is being developed.

 


Lead Presenter
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Helene Silverblatt, MD

Program Director, New Mexico AHEC, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Helene Silverblatt, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine at the | University of New Mexico Health Science Center where she is also Executive Director for | Behavioral health for the Office of Community Health. For many years she has been the director of the nationally award winning Rural Psychiatry Residency Program which she created and developed. This program provides training for psychiatry residents in rural and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Favela, LMSW

Beatriz Favela, LMSW

Program Operations Director, New Mexico State University/Southern AHEC
    Beatriz Favela, LMSW, is the Program Operations Director at Southern Area Health Education Center housed at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Beatriz obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University. Beatriz has extensive experience in community work, and worked as a Promotora/Community Health Worker before obtaining her degree in Social Work. Beatriz is now a... Read More →
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Elaine Luna, LISW

Director, Luna Community College/Montañas del Norte AHEC
Elaine Luna, LISW, is currently the Director of the Montañas del Norte Area Health Education Center (MdN AHEC) at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In partnership with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, she directs the overall operations of the MdN AHEC. She utilizes her leadership skills to enhance and expand education and training opportunities in the areas of health, mental health and community wellness... Read More →
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Danielle Moffett, MA

Director, Hidalgo Medical Services/FORWARD NM AHEC
Director for the FORWARD NM Area Health Education Center of Hidalgo Medical Services – Center for Health Innovation in Silver City, New Mexico.  For the past 20 years Danielle has worked in health care, social service, and higher education with a focus on reaching at-risk populations. Mrs. Moffett is faculty in the Southwest New Mexico Leadership (SWNML) program and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Single Session #SP766, Convening and Leading Statewide Stakeholders to address Georgia Primary Care Shortages
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Foothills AHEC

Georgia's Statewide AHEC began hosting annual Primary Care Summits in 2008, with over 100+ invited stakeholders. Using this process, the AHEC has successfully increased its own funding, increased GME Loan Forgiveness Awards, increased GME residency expansion slots, and created a totally innovative AHEC certified tax credit for community based faculty. Details on how this was accomplished and supporting materials will be provided. 


Lead Presenter
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Denise D Kornegay

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network

Speakers
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Darra Ballance

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network
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Erin Mundy

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network


Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Providence Ballroom 3

3:30pm

Single Session #WD767, AHEC's Unique Role in Preparing Health Professionals for a Reformed Health System
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
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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 →

Speakers
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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.
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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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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

4:30pm

4:45pm

NAO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
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Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization

Wednesday July 9, 2014 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Sharon Room

5:30pm

 
Thursday, July 10
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Sponsored by MassAHEC
Sponsored by MassAHEC

Computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café located near the NAO Registration Desk.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is going on back home.


Thursday July 10, 2014 6:00am - 6:00pm
Providence Ballroom Promenade

6:30am

7:00am

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Leading Curriculum CHange Across Health Professions

Lead Presenter
avatar for Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Vice Dean & Director, North Carolina AHEC
Warren Newton MD MPH serves as Vice Dean and Director of the North Carolina AHEC Program effective September 1, 2013.  AHEC has nine  regional centers, employs 350 physicians and over 1400 staff in running 16 residencies, providing over 200,000 hours of CME/CE annually, and supporting community-based educational experience for all professions across the state. AHEC works across the state with all health professions and hospitals, and... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussion about building/supporting practice coaching programs using various state based organizations. 


Lead Presenter
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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 →

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussion about how to use librarians to support AHEC initiatives like practice support and educational programs like clinical rotations to aid in information management (indexing, social media), clinical teaching, and literature appraisal.


Lead Presenter
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Diana McDuffee

AHEC ILS Network Director - AHEC and Outreach Services and Assistant Library Director (interim)

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  The Council on Dental Accreditation has established a new accreditation standard for dental schools:
  • 2-25 Dental education programs must make available opportunities and encourage students to engage in service learning experiences and/or community-based learning experiences

Come learn more about what we are doing here at UNC’s SOD in collaboration with AHEC in light of this new requirement.


Lead Presenter
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Lewis N. Lampiris, DDS, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Dentistry in Service to Communities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry - Department of Dental Ecology

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Discussions around state efforts to collect, analyze, disseminate and utilize health workforce data for policy and planning.

Lead Presenter
avatar for Katie Gaul

Katie Gaul

Research Associate, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katie Gaul  is a research associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Program houses the AHEC-supported North Carolina Health Professions Data System, which has been  collecting, analyzing and reporting data on licensed health professionals in the state since 1979 in an effort to inform policy. ... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - AHEC Sustainability/Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Community Outreach
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Continuing Education
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Health Careers
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Health Professions/Resident Education
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - IPE
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - IT
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion - Workforce Development
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:   

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

7:00am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion – Data/Evaluation - An Opportunity for Group TA from A-TrACC
Limited Capacity seats available

TOPIC:  Data/Evaluation

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom CD

8:00am

9:00am

9:00am

10:00am

Combined Single Session #HC634 and #HC642 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Lowcountry AHEC

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 10:00 - 10:30 am
Combined Session #HC634, AHEC Career Enhancements Scholars (ACES) Update

DESCRIPTION
The AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES) program in Missouri has a 12 year history. This session will review the components of this longitudinal pipeline program including changes made to strengthen the program. Available outcomes data will be shared as well as success stories.  


Session 2 - 10:30 - 11:00
Combined Session #HC642, Starting a Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) in your Schools

DESCRIPTION
The Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) is a program designed to support and guide middle to high school students who have an interest in extending their connection to, and preparing for, a career in the health professions. HPAC offers a host of academic and community-based experiences with the aim of empowering students to take charge of their academic and career development and make a difference in the health of their communities.  

Lead Presenter
avatar for Paula Overfelt

Paula Overfelt

Executive Director, Northwest Missouri AHEC
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Gina Weisblat, PhD

Director of Education, Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Medicine
Dr. Gina Weisblat is a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Director of Education for Service (Dean’s Office) at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is a National Kresge Scholar winning this distinction with her Asset-Based Paradigm model and a National Scholar for Innovation and Academic Excellence for the Sullivan Alliance.  Her research interests include evaluation of STEMM education... Read More →

Speakers
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Patricia Thornborough, MS, Ed.

Program Director, Northeast Ohio Region III Area Health Education Center Program Office


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom A

10:00am

A-TrACC Session #416, Educating Health Professionals and Staff on Health Insurance Marketplaces
Limited Capacity seats available

On the heels of a successful two-year Veterans’ Mental Health Initiative, HRSA directed A-TrACC to coordinate another national project - this time for AHEC grantees to educate health professionals and staff on the Health Insurance Marketplace. This session will showcase the A-TrACC Health Insurance Marketplace curriculum.

 


Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Providence Ballroom 1

10:00am

Single Session #CE385, Flops and Failures in Healthcare Education: Making the Best of Worst Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Every educator who has coordinated an educational activity for healthcare professionals can relate to this often humorous look at the flops and failures that have occurred during any of the stages of program planning from start to finish or anywhere in between. The faculty will share insights using themes from Murphy’s Laws, and lessons learned from those flops to help others avoid the traps and pitfalls in program management.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Andrea Novak, PhD, RN-BC, FAEN

Andrea Novak, PhD, RN-BC, FAEN

Administrator for Nursing, Allied & Public Health Continuing Education, Southern Regional AHEC

Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Tryon Room

10:00am

Single Session #CO603, Hermits Have No Peer Pressure (--Steven Wright): Harnessing the Power of Groups to Improve Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2012, Area L AHEC received a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to assist a regional FQHC with the implementation and provision of shared medical appointments (SMAs). This talk outlines the mechanics of implementing an SMA program in the primary care setting and highlights lessons learned. 


Lead Presenter
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Monique F Mackey

Director--Quality Initiatives, Library/Information Services and CE, Area L AHEC
Monique Mackey joined the Area L AHEC staff in 1998.  She has served in several capacities at Area L including outreach librarian, director of information systems, and director of continuing medical education.  She currently serves as the director of library/information services and continuing education, the director of quality initiatives, and the Regional Extension Center (REC) lead.   Prior to her work with AHEC Mrs. Mackey worked for 17... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Trade Room

10:00am

Single Session #CO745, Partnering to Create a Successful Community Health Worker Program in South Carolina
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: South Carolina AHEC

The SC Department of Health and Human Services, Midlands Technical College and South Carolina AHEC in 2013 partnered to establish South Carolina’s first statewide Community Health Worker program, a Medicaid-funded endeavor considered one of the first in the United States. The goal is to improve patient care and health outcomes.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Fay Brown

Fay Brown

Executive Director, Upstate AHEC
Fay Brown is executive director of Upstate AHEC, based in Greenville, SC, where manages AHEC services and programs in an eleven-county area.  Prior to joining AHEC in May 2011, she was executive director of two non-profit organizations for more than 13 years. She served as director of development at Clemson and Anderson Universities in South Carolina.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and in... Read More →

Speakers
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David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →
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Megan Old

Interim Program Director, South Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services
Megan Old is a graduate of Ohio State University with a B.A. in journalism and political science. She is a member of the Health Initiatives Team at the SC Department of Health and Human Services, where she serves as interim program director. The team’s mission is to improve the overall health outcomes of all recipients by working with providers and stakeholders to identify and target areas for improvement and to measure their... Read More →
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Izmira "Mira" Palomares

Community Health Coordinator, Little River Medical Center
Myra Palomares is the Community Health Coordinator at Little River Medical Center in Little River, SC. She began her work as a CHC in April of 2013 when the DHHS program was launched and previously worked eight years at the Little River Medical Center in Community Health Outreach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and is an active community volunteer as an educator for the Women’s Center and Street Reach Ministries, working... Read More →
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Cheri Plyler

Executive Director, Mid-Carolina AHEC
Cheri Plyler is executive director of Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc., which serves an eleven-county region.  As director, she is responsible for the implementation, execution and evaluation of AHEC’s core service areas. Mrs. Plyler earned a bachelor of health sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master of business administration from Pfeiffer University. She is a member of the Nuclear Medicine Technology... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Providence Ballroom 2

10:00am

Single Session #HP401, Promoting Health Careers through Student Internships: Lessons Learned from Wisconsin and Kentucky
Limited Capacity seats available

Internships can provide benefits to both organizations and students. Such programs have proven particularly effective within the health care field, from rural immersion of medical students to assisting in the recruitment of hospital pharmacists. This presentation will describe AHEC-administered student internship programs targeting underserved areas in Wisconsin and northeastern Kentucky.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for David A Gross, MPA

David A Gross, MPA

Northeast Kentucky AHEC

Speakers
avatar for Keri S Robbins, MS Ed.

Keri S Robbins, MS Ed.

Assistant Director, WI AHEC Program, Wisconsin AHEC


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

Single Session #IT493, Clinical Training Innovations with CT Connect
Limited Capacity seats available

CT Connect is an innovative, online clinical rotation program that can increase efficiency, reduce duplication and improve satisfaction for the student, the provider organization and the educational institution in order to train, recruit and retain the next generation of healthcare providers.  

 


Lead Presenter
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Kelly L. Owens, MS

Program Coordinator, Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center
Kelly Owens joined Hudson Mohawk AHEC in 2009 as a Program Coordinator working primarily on workforce development and coordination of clinical rotations with community partners.  She was recently appointed as Interim Center Director for Hudson Mohawk AHEC.  Ms Owens received a Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology from St. John Fisher College and a Masters in Health Services Administration from Sage Graduate School.

Speakers
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Lottie M. Jameson

Executive Director, Adirondack Health Institute
Lottie Jameson joined Hudson Mohawk AHEC in 2005 and served as Executive Director from 2006 through June 2014.  She recently joined Adirondack Health Institute as the Director of Regional Planning and Development and remains a consultant with HM AHEC.  Ms. Jameson is a Certified Public Accountant, receiving her degree from Siena College and her Masters in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Albany, School of Public... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Sharon Room

10:00am

Single Session #SP617, Multi-State Partnerships Lead to Innovative, Cost-Reducing Solutions to Increased Oral Healthcare Access
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Texas AHEC East

Learn an innovative, effective approach that advances the AHEC mission by establishing public-private partnerships to increase access to oral healthcare while decreasing costs. This collaboration throughout a three-state, five-county Appalachian region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, created a strong network that utilizes Community Health Workers to achieve meaningful outcomes. 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Susan K. Stewart, BS

Susan K. Stewart, BS

Executive Director, AHEC West (Maryland AHEC West)
HPV, health careers exploration, oral health, CHWs, coalition building

Speakers
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Rhonda J. Rosley, BA

Western Maryland Area Health Education Center


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Providence Ballroom 3

10:00am

Single Session #WD768, Supply, Demand, and New Roles for the Pharmacist Workforce: A North Carolina Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available

Supply, Demand, and New Roles for the Pharmacist Workforce: A North Carolina Case Study.  This presentation assesses the demand for and supply of pharmacists in North Carolina.  We explore emerging roles for pharmacists under new models of healthcare delivery and AHEC’s role in preparing pharmacists to move into these new roles.  We assess the educational, regulatory, and reimbursement factors affecting the broader expansion of new models of pharmacist-provided direct patient care and describe Mountain AHEC’s (MAHEC’s) program incorporating pharmacists as direct care providers in Western North Carolina. 


Lead Presenter
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Julie C. Spero, MSPH

Research Associate, University of North Carolina
Julie Spero, MSPH, is a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Her research focuses on the social accountability of health professional education and the use of health workforce data for evidence-based decision-making.  Ms. Spero also works on the maintenance and analysis of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System, which contains... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, CPP

Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, CPP

Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy, Mountain Area Health Education Center
Dr. Wilson received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency from the Boise VAMC in conjunction with the Idaho State University School of Pharmacy.  She became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2011.  Dr. Wilson now serves as the Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy at MAHEC Family Health Center and... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Harris Room

10:00am

Double Session #IPE688, Creating an AHEC Health Profession IPE Clinical Rotation
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: MICI-Indiana AHEC

Interprofessional Education is becoming more formalized as part of the required curriculums in academic health profession training institutions. IN-AHEC network staff will lead workshop attendees through an interactive educational session that will provide AHEC educators with the necessary tools to develop, implement and evaluate a successful IPE clinical training experience.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Executive Director, IN-AHEC Network, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Kiovsky is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network.  Dr. Kiovsky serves on the Board of Directors of the National AHEC Organization.  He developed the statewide clerkship in Family Medicine, served as a Member of the STFM Preceptor Education Faculty Development Project, and currently is a consultant to HRSA to promote... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Behrens

Sandra Behrens

Director, NW Indiana AHEC
Sandy Behrens grew up in northwest Indiana and has worked in the healthcare profession for over 30 years.  She received her undergraduate degrees in nursing at Indiana University NW, and her BS degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia Southern where she also obtained her MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management.  She has held many positions; most recently as Executive Director of a large community health & dental center.  During that... Read More →
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Lynn T Olszewski, RN, MSA

Purdue Calumet - Northwest Indiana AHEC
Lynn Olszewski, RN, MSA, director of the Northwest Indiana AHEC, received undergraduate degrees in science and nursing and completed her graduate studies in not for profit healthcare administration at University of Notre Dame. As a former staff nurse, manager, and vice president, she is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare services for patients.  A past president of the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality, she currently... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 12:15pm
Independence Room

11:00am

11:15am

Combined Single Session #CO455 and #CO479 - See Below for Session Details
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?

DESCRIPTION
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

DESCRIPTION
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
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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 →

Speakers
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Joanne L Calista

Central MA AHEC, Inc.
avatar for Linda Cragin

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

11:15am

Combined Single Session #HC404 and #HC450 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Magnolia Coastlands AHEC 

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 11:15 - 11:45 am
Combined Session #HC404, Student Drivers: How Job Shadowing Pipeline Programs Drive Access To Quality Healthcare

DESCRIPTION
Empowering minority students to seek and arrange multiple job shadowing experiences to explore a variety of health career paths encourages the students to improve communication skills, fosters self-confidence, teaches professionalism, and promotes planning attainable career goals in an effort to address the critical workforce shortage of minority health professionals.  


Session 2 - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Combined Session #HC450, Gulfcoast South AHEC’s Comprehensive Cancer Careers Program (C3P)

DESCRIPTION
Gulfcoast South AHEC served as one of three grant-funded pilot sites to develop and implement C-Change Cancer Career Promotion Grants. The ultimate goal was to help address the existing and projected shortage of cancer care professionals that provide quality care to the populations of Florida and across the nation.  

Lead Presenter
JB

Joan Beatty, BA, TTS

Students Programs Coordinator, Gulfcoast South AHEC
AM

Ansley Mora

Community Relations & Education Coordinator, Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc.

Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom A

11:15am

Repeating Session #D750, Real-time Access to Student Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Blue Ridge AHEC - Georgia 

The Georgia AHEC’s have implemented a new data management tool that we call ADMS (AHEC Data Management System) in the 6 GA Network Centers and the Program Office. The new system has enabled our Centers and Program Office to become more productive in capturing and reporting important data related to Students, Preceptors, Professionals, Partners and all Programs they are associated. This application is a secured cloud based system and remotely accessible by authorized users.  

 


Lead Presenter
DB

Detra Brown

Director Recruitment and Evaluation, Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network

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

11:15am

A-TrACC Session #416, In the Know: The Latest on Health Insurance Marketplaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Open enrollment came and went. Now what? Dr. Pamela Roshell, Regional Director of Region 4 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will discuss lessons learned from the first open enrollment period and what to expect from the next one. She will also provide new resources to educate health professionals and consumers as part of the Coverage To Care initiative.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC


Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 1

11:15am

Single Session #CO751, A Glimpse Into Outreach Efforts in Rural Alaska
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss how the Northwest AHEC designed their outreach program through a series of videos including footage from outreach visits, interviews with students and a presentation of data demonstrating the impact on the region.  


Lead Presenter
avatar for Amanda Sialofi

Amanda Sialofi

Director, Ilisagvik College/Alaska AHEC
Amanda Sialofi – directs the Alaska Northwest AHEC center located in Barrow, the northernmost city in the United States.  She works diligently on building relationships and expanding job shadow and clinical rotation opportunities with health entities in her regions.  She promotes AHEC collaboration with health service providers to strengthen AHEC goals of promoting health careers, training health profession students, and supporting... Read More →

Speakers
MG

Mirri Glasson-Darling

Health Careers Coordinator, Ilisagvik College/Alaska AHEC
Mirri Glasson-Darling - has been with Northwest Alaska AHEC center for nearly three years.  As the Health Careers Coordinator, she develops village outreach programs like the Junior Public Health Educator’s program and travels to villages all over the North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, and the Bering Strait region to implement and recruit students for AHEC programs. She is passionate about the students she serves... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 2

11:15am

Single Session #HP480, The Rural Health Experience: Innovative, community-based strategies to engage rural students to pursue health careers
Limited Capacity seats available

The southern region of the Illinois AHEC Network, in partnership with the National Center for Rural Health Professions,has developed and implemented an innovate Rural Health Experience (RHE) program. RHE brings together graduate and professional level students and community-based healthcare partnerships to provide insight into the health needs of a specific community over the course of several days.  





Lead Presenter
KS

Kelli Stover

Director, South Central Illinois Area Health Education Center
Kelli Stover is the Director of the South Central Area Health Education Center, located on the campus of Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois.    Her experience includes Case Management for an Area Agency on Aging, Benefit Education for the Indiana Medicaid’s Hoosier Healthwise program, and Program Coordination for the South Eastern Illinois Rural Health Workforce Development Network.  Kelli is currently working on her... Read More →

Speakers
BW

Beth Wilson

Director, South East Illinois Area Health Education Center
Mrs. Wilson is the Director of the SouthEast Illinois Area Health Education Center, in Fairfield Illinois. She works to promote and encourage youth in the 19 southern counties of Illinois to pursue healthcare as a career through presentations, camps, fairs, and shadowing opportunities.  She is a Register Nurse with over 35 years of experience including management, ER, OB, Home Health, Hospice, and education as a CNA instructor. On a personal... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom B

11:15am

Single Session #IT405, From CME to GME: Using Moodle, a No-Cost Learning Management System to Innovate Program Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Southern Regional AHEC shares lessons learned and best practices from their implementation of Moodle, an open-source learning management system for delivery of online learning. They use Moodle to provide mandatory employee courses, residency didactics, CME accredited courses, and a blended learning community for advanced practice professionals. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer B. Borton, MSN, RN

Jennifer B. Borton, MSN, RN

Administrator, CME/QI, Southern Regional AHEC
avatar for Sherry Stafford, MEd

Sherry Stafford, MEd

Director of Educational Technology, Southern Regional AHEC
I "beachcomb" for technology that is useful to my organization and implement it. Open source or low-cost technology is always a good find!


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

11:15am

Single Session #SP459, Demonstrating Partnership Value: “Tooting the AHEC Horn”
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Texas AHEC East Coastal Region

"What has your AHEC/HETC done for you?" Using data and qualitative outputs for our five key focus areas, Northwest AHEC will demonstrate ways to effectively disseminate this information to maximize exposure, heighten awareness, and leverage opportunities for further exploration of appropriate potential partnerships to fulfill the AHEC mission.  


Lead Presenter
JC

Jennifer Casey, MBA

Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine/NC AHEC
Jennifer Casey, MBA is the Assistant Director of Programs and Development for the Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to Northwest AHEC, she worked in management for several Fortune 500 corporations, local workforce development and non-profit fundraising. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her M.B.A. in Marketing from Columbia University Graduate... Read More →

Speakers
MP

Michael P. Lischke

Northwest AHEC of WFSM/NC AHEC
Michael Lischke, Ed.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Northwest AHEC, the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and an Associate Professor in Family & Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He earned his B.A. in Sociology and M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His Ed.D. in Educational Administration was earned from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Providence Ballroom 3

11:15am

Single Session #WD563, Ready to Care: Innovative Eastern Shore Partnership to Train Healthcare Workers
Limited Capacity seats available

Responding to a solicitation from the Maryland Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation’s EARN Initiative ESAHEC convened stakeholders in healthcare services and training to spark an innovative partnership, called “Ready to Care” to promote jobs in healthcare. This industry-led initiative is catalyzed by Maryland’s Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center based in Cambridge, Maryland, serving all nine counties of the Eastern Shore with many HPSAs/MUAs.  

 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Suzi Peel

Suzi Peel

ESAHEC

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

12:15pm

12:30pm

Lunch with Keynote Presenter
Speakers
avatar for Brian D. Smedley, PhD.

Brian D. Smedley, PhD.

Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
    Brian D. Smedley is Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC.   Formerly, Smedley was Research Director and co-founder of a communications, research and policy organization, The Opportunity Agenda (www.opportunityagenda.org), which seeks to build the national will to expand opportunity for all.  Prior to helping launch The... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom CD

1:45pm

2:00pm

Combined Single Session #HC415 and #HC453 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Combined Session #HC415, Exposing Underrepresented Minority Students from the National Cristo Rey High School Network to Health Careers

DESCRIPTION
The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 26 quality college preparatory high schools for underrepresented urban youth. The University of Missouri and Manhattan-Staten Island AHECs describe their health professions exploration and exposure programs for these students. Learn how your AHEC can contribute to increasing diversity in the health professions through programs like these for Cristo Rey students.  


Session 2 - 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Combined Session #HC453, AHEC’s and Residency Programs: Working Together to Improve Health and Strengthen Pipelines Among Inner-City Youth

DESCRIPTION
The Los Angeles Harbor AHEC is affiliated with the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency program, a training ground and provider of public health services to the underserved. Today we will discuss two of our successful pipeline programs: 1) Summer Urban Health Fellowship and 2) Cuidate!, an educational program to reduce HIV.  
 


Lead Presenter
KQ

Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Kathleen Quinn, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Rural Health which operates the MU Rural Track Pipeline Program. For the past 16 years, her career has focused on meeting the needs of rural and underserved Missourians by effectively directing a comprehensive rural medical pipeline program.  The pipeline program includes a high school careers program, a pre-admissions program, and rural clinical training experiences throughout medical school.  
avatar for Raquel Soto, MD

Raquel Soto, MD

Center Director, Los Angeles Harbor AHEC
Raquel Soto, MD attended the Drew-UCLA School of Medicine, and participated in an AHEC sponsored Summer Urban Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA during her 1st and 2nd year of medical school. Inspired by her summer experiences, she decided to pursue a career in Family Medicine. Currently, Dr. Soto cares for patients within the Los Angeles County health care system and mentors residents and medical students at the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency... Read More →

Speakers
MJ

Mary J. Mitchell

Executive Director, Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
Mary Mitchell created the MSI AHEC in 2004 and currently oversees operation of several health career exploration and academic enrichment programs, serving middle school to medical school students.  She actively supports the NAO as its Immediate Past President, Secretary of the Board of Directors, and former Chairperson of the NAO Center Director Constituency Group. She serves as CO-Chair of the New York State AHEC System Executive Council... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:00pm

Combined Single Session #IPE556 and #IPE735 - See Below for Session Details
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a combined session with two topic presentations.

Session 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Combined Session #IPE556, Sowing Seeds for Migrant Healthcare: An Inter professional Service Learning Outreach

DESCRIPTION
Attracting qualified health professionals to medically underserved rural areas is of prime importance to AHECs. The Farm Worker Family Health Program (FWFHP) is an interprofessional collaboration of 5 universities, 2 regional AHECS and many rural community partners. This program will be presented as a useful model for others to emulate. 


Session 2 - 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Combined Session #IPE735, Interprofessional Education: A Collaborative Approach for Health Professions Students

DESCRIPTION
This presentation will describe a collaborative effort to develop an IPE experience for behavioral health, mental health and public health students towards the end of developing a cadre of health professionals capable of working together to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and their communities.  

Lead Presenter
JV

Judith V. Sayad

Illinois AHEC Network, University of Illinois at Chicago
JL

Judith L. Wold

Emory University

Speakers
JC

Jeffrey Coady

Region V SAMSHA


Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Independence Room

2:00pm

Repeating Session #D750, Real-time Access to Student Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Sponsored by: Blue Ridge AHEC - Georgia

The Georgia AHEC’s have implemented a new data management tool that we call ADMS (AHEC Data Management System) in the 6 GA Network Centers and the Program Office. The new system has enabled our Centers and Program Office to become more productive in capturing and reporting important data related to Students, Preceptors, Professionals, Partners and all Programs they are associated. This application is a secured cloud based system and remotely accessible by authorized users.  

 


Lead Presenter
DB

Detra Brown

Director Recruitment and Evaluation, Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network

Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tryon Room

2:00pm

Single Session #CO425, Strike it R.I.C.H. (Recipes Improving Colorado Health) with Central Colorado AHEC
Limited Capacity seats available

Need some delicious and healthy recipes at your fingertips? Nursing and medical students from the University of Colorado Denver and Central Colorado AHEC have partnered in developing a website to offer food pantries and consumers a quick way to make healthy meals. It is accessible to you anytime!  


Lead Presenter
GB

Gloria B Nussbaum, RN, MSN

Central Colorado AHEC
Gloria graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA with a BSN and earned her MSN from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Her clinical experience includes cardiovascular nursing in hospital settings and universities in St. Louis, Chicago and Pittsburgh.  Gloria has published articles in nursing journals and authored chapters in 4 textbooks. Currently Gloria is the Program Coordinator for Central Colorado AHEC and an instructor... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Providence Ballroom 2

2:00pm

Single Session #CO612, The NC AHEC Practice Support Program: Helping Practices Transform
Limited Capacity seats available

We highlight the partnerships that launched the NC AHEC Practice Support Program. We describe the components of practice support services including the content and techniques that have made them successful. We offer results and discuss the ongoing financing in terms of sources and the association of dollars with deliverables.  


Lead Presenter
SC

Samuel Cykert

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program

Speakers
AL

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 →
avatar for Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Vice Dean & Director, North Carolina AHEC
Warren Newton MD MPH serves as Vice Dean and Director of the North Carolina AHEC Program effective September 1, 2013.  AHEC has nine  regional centers, employs 350 physicians and over 1400 staff in running 16 residencies, providing over 200,000 hours of CME/CE annually, and supporting community-based educational experience for all professions across the state. AHEC works across the state with all health professions and hospitals, and... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Providence Ballroom 3

2:00pm

Single Session #D724, Assessment of Recruitment and Retention Efforts among National Health Service Corps Healthcare Providers within HPSA sites
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows there are major factors affecting NHSC retention rates. To meet the need for addressing NHSC provider recruitment and retention issues, Eastern AHEC developed a NHSC site administrator toolkit, mentor program, and electronic family guide. These efforts will ensure that quality providers who believe in the mission of the NHSC will remain in their initial HPSA after their NHSC commitment is complete. 

 


Lead Presenter
avatar for Maritza Bond

Maritza Bond

Executive Director, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
In 2006, Maritza Bond joined Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Inc., where in 2012 was assigned as Executive Director. In this role, Bond provides leadership to educators, health care professionals, and community leaders to insure health care access and enhance the workforce in CT. | Bond is currently a Commissioner for Permanent Status of Women (PCSW). | She holds a Masters in Public Health with an MPA certificate in... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Providence Ballroom 1

2:00pm

Single Session #HP406, Implementing Effective Mental Health First Aid Programming to Increase Impact Across the AHEC System
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide information about how the Mental Health First Aid curriculum is being used as a successful model of continuing education to disseminate training to audiences. The curriculum will be reviewed along with a discussion of the various formats that can assist with delivery of the model.  

 


Lead Presenter
JT

John T. Bigger

Southern Regional AHEC
 

Speakers
RL

Robert L. Wilson

Southern Regional AHEC


Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:00pm

Single Session #WD543, The Triple Aim and the Community Health Worker Workforce: Policies and Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Health Workers are essential for the Triple Aim of improving patients care experiences, improving population health and reducing healthcare cost. Come discuss ways to hire, deploy and supervise CHWs to drive access to quality health care in light of the 2013 CMS rule allowing state Medicaid reimbursement for preventive services. 

 


Lead Presenter
JL

Joanne L Calista

Central MA AHEC, Inc.

Speakers
SM

Susan M. Myers, MA, MPH

Quality Health Strategies
CH

Carl H. Rush, MRP

Project on CHW Policy & Practice, University of Texas School of Public Health


Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trade Room

2:00pm

Single Session #WD554, Adding a Health Education Specialist to an outpatient practice to improve patient care and prepare for the future
Limited Capacity seats available

A Health Education Specialist (HES) can act as a health coach, perform Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and, as a practice facilitator, help prepare a practice for health care reform. We will discuss how we found, paid for and use a HES in a family medicine outpatient practice.  

 


Lead Presenter
Speakers

Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harris Room

3:15pm

NAO Communications Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
PT

Patricia Thornborough, MS, Ed.

Program Director, Northeast Ohio Region III Area Health Education Center Program Office

Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Harris Room

3:15pm

NAO CORE Committee and Culture of Evaluation and Learning Workgroup Meeting
Lead Presenter
avatar for Mindy Bateman

Mindy Bateman

Center Director, Crossroads Utah AHEC
Mindy Bateman has worked with the Utah AHEC system since 1998, initially at the Program Office, University of Utah, overseeing budgets, grants and data.  In 2009 Mindy moved to Salt Lake Community College as Center Director for the Crossroads Utah AHEC.  She is responsible for the statewide database and data reporting including the HRSA performance report.  Mindy has been a member of NAO's Committee on Research and Evaluation... Read More →
avatar for Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Mary J Sienkiewicz, MBA

Director, New York State AHEC System
Mary Sienkiewicz is Director for the New York State AHEC System and Research Instructor at the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Prior to joining AHEC in 2000, Mary was employed in executive director and program positions with county associations of Cornell Cooperative Extension, a community-academic outreach system in New York with state and national networks.  She chairs NAO’s Culture of... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Providence Ballroom 2

3:15pm

NAO Development Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
avatar for Richard K. Merchant

Richard K. Merchant

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Clinical Instructor | Clarkson University | Department of Physical Therapy

Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Trade Room

3:15pm

NAO Editorial Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Providence Ballroom 1

3:15pm

NAO Education Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
avatar for Mary Craig, MSHC

Mary Craig, MSHC

Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center
Mary E. Craig, MSHC, is President of Erie Niagara AHEC in Buffalo, New York.  An instructor in HIV/AIDS for Teachers, a Health Leadership Fellow with the Community Health Foundation, and a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, she is chair of the Center Directors Constituency Group and co-chair of the NAO Education Committee.  Ms. Craig is a certified cultural diversity and sensitivity facilitator with significant training and... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Papke

Jeff Papke

Executive Director, Cascades East Area Health Education Center

Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Sharon Room

3:15pm

NAO Membership Committee Meeting
Lead Presenter
Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Tryon Room

6:00pm

7:00pm

Awards Dinner and Gala Event
Come one and all to a fun and exiting NAO Gala Dinner and Awards Event.  Cheer on the winners of the NAO Awards who will be announced by secret ballot - Emmy Style during the evening festivities.  After the dinner and awards, you can have fun and dance to one of Charlotte's best local bands - FLASHBACK - The Party Band.  They will certaintly bring us back in time with some great music and fun entertainment.  Don't miss out.  

Pre-reservations were required when you registered for the event and a ticket is required for entry, however, if you did not pre-register, tickets are available at the NAO registration desk until 10am Tuesday, July 8th.  

See you there! 

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom CD
 
Friday, July 11
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Sponsored by MassAHEC
Sponsored by MassAHEC

Computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café located near the NAO Registration Desk.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is going on back home.


Friday July 11, 2014 6:00am - 12:00pm
Providence Ballroom Promenade

8:00am

8:30am

Breakfast with Keynote Presenter

The Interprofessional Education Site Evaluation Instrument and Update on the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 

Dr. Brian Sick, through his work with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, has developed an instrument to assess the readiness of a site to provide an interprofessional education for its health professional students.  A site can use this instrument to gauge their progression towards becoming an exemplary interprofessional education site and determine where to focus their improvement efforts.  Dr. Sick will discuss the development and use of the instrument.  He is looking for feedback on the instrument and for sites willing to partner with the National Center on piloting the instrument in their own settings.  Dr. Sick will also give an update on the work of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Sick, MD

Brian Sick, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Primary Care Center; Medical Director, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, University of Minnesota
| | Brian Sick, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and the Team Leader of the University of Minnesota interprofessional education initiative.  His academic and clinical interests include interprofessional education, chronic care medicine, clinical quality improvement and primary care for the whole family. |


Friday July 11, 2014 8:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom CD

10:30am

10:45am

11:45am

NAO State of the State Address and Moving Forward
Speakers
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization


Friday July 11, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom CD

12:15pm

Evaluation and Closing
Friday July 11, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom CD

1:15pm