Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported health profession students in 533 interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved communities. In total, students were placed in 1,056 rotations.
HEALTH CAREERS RECRUITMENT
Recruiting under-represented minority students into the health careers is the single largest activity of the Connecticut AHEC Network. Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, 5,243 students in grades K-16 and health profession student programs participated in an AHEC-sponsored program, including 592 students who took part in 20 or more hours of programming.
Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, 5,773 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, 2018 and June 30, 2019, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 23 continuing education offerings totaling 267 sessions with a total of 2,144 participants attending. Topics included:
- Advocacy/Health Policy
- Clinical Practice Information
- Community-based Continuity of Care
- Cultural Competencies
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Interdisciplinary Training
- Mental Health
- Primary Care
- Public Health Policy Development
- Skills-based Training
Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 5,326 community members on topics including asthma, behavioral/mental health, diabetes, elder health, nutrition, oral health, and more.