Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported 340 health professions students in interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved communities. These students were placed in 716 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018, 5,897 students in grades K-16 participated in an AHEC sponsored program, including 558 students who took part in 20 hours of programming (on average).
Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, 5,949 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 23 continuing education offerings totaling 190 sessions with a total of 1,422 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 6,014 community members on topics including asthma, behavioral/mental health, diabetes, elder health, nutrition, oral health, and more.