Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported health profession students in 569 interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved or rural communities. In total, students were placed in 651 rotations.
HEALTH CAREERS RECRUITMENT
Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, 3,364 students in grades K-16 and health profession student and adult programs participated in an AHEC-sponsored program, including over 425 students who took part in 20 or more hours of programming. Recruiting under-represented minority students into the health careers is a focus area of the Connecticut AHEC Network.
Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, 4,917 web learners used Connecticut AHEC's Health Occupations and Technology (H.O.T.) Guide or Community Health Workers resource site. The H.O.T. Guide, a resource for middle and high school students, academic and career counselors, teachers, school-to-career coordinators and adult learners, is a comprehensive guide to the health and biotechnology careers for which there is an educational program offered in Connecticut.
Connecticut AHEC continuing education programs are provided in collaboration with a wide variety of internal and external partners. Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 17 continuing education offerings totaling 74 sessions with a total of 429 participants attending. Topics included:
- Community Health Worker Training
- Cultural Competency
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Primary Care
- Skills-based Training
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Team-based Training
Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 12,076 community members on topics including behavioral/mental health, COVID-19 (including vaccination), diabetes, elder health, hypertension, nutrition, oral health, stress, trauma, and more.