Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported health professions students in 462 interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved or rural communities. In total, students were placed in 577 rotations.
HEALTH CAREERS RECRUITMENT
Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, 3,210 students in grades K-16 and health profession student and adult programs participated in an AHEC-sponsored program, including over 520 students who took part in 15 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, 2022 and June 30, 2023, 6,001 web learners used Connecticut AHEC's Health Occupations and Technology (H.O.T.) Guide or Community Health Workers resource site or downloaded an Urban Service Talk podcast. 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, 2022 and June 30, 2022, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 33 continuing education offerings totaling 98 sessions with a total of 793 participants attending. Topics included:
- Community Health Worker Training
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Lead Poisoning Prevention
- Primary Care
- Public Health
- Skills-based Training
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Team-based Training
- Veteran Suicide/Depression Risk
Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 8,584 community members on topics including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), behavioral/mental health, COVID-19, diabetes, domestic/interpersonal violence prevention, hypertension, immunization, men's health, nutrition, oral health, senior health, stress, trauma, and more.