Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported health profession students in 377 interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved communities. In total, students were placed in 865 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020, 4,239 students in grades K-16 and health profession student and adult programs participated in an AHEC-sponsored program, including over 230 students who took part in 20 or more hours of programming.
Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, 6,776 web learners used Connecticut AHEC's Health Occupations and Technology (H.O.T.) Guide, Community Health Workers resource site or video resources. 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 28 continuing education offerings totaling 133 sessions with a total of 1,112 participants attending. Topics included:
- Advocacy/Health Policy
- Community Health Worker Training
- Cultural Competency
- Health Equity
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Mental Health, including Suicide Prevention and Intervention
- Primary Care
- Skills-based Training
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Team-based Training
Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 5,155 community members on topics including asthma, behavioral/mental health, COVID-19, diabetes, elder health, influenza, nutrition, oral health, and more.