Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the Connecticut AHEC Network supported health profession students in 385 interprofessional clinical rotations in primarily underserved or rural communities. In total, students were placed in 551 rotations.
HEALTH CAREERS RECRUITMENT
Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, 3,213 students in grades K-16 and health profession student and adult programs participated in an AHEC-sponsored program, including over 500 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, 2020 and June 30, 2021, 9,118 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, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the AHEC Program sponsored or co-sponsored 22 continuing education offerings totaling 102 sessions with a total of 953 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
- Trauma, Stress, Resilience and Self-Care
Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, Connecticut AHEC provided health education to 29,576 community members on topics including behavioral/mental health, COVID-19 (including testing and vaccination), diabetes, domestic violence, elder health, emergency preparedness, hypertension, influenza, nutrition, oral health, and more.