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Michigan AHEC Hosts NHSC Corps Community Day Events

Michigan AHEC Hosts NHSC Corps Community Day Events

Michigan AHEC, MDCH, and MCRH team up with Michigan college and universities to help health students learn how to pay for college by pursuing careers in primary care. Read More

Free Webinars Provide Continuing Education Credits

Free Webinars Provide Continuing Education Credits

Michigan AHEC partners with NAO, North Carolina AHEC, and the Citizen-Soldier Support Program to offer webinars focused on veteransí health. Read More

Michigan AHEC is on a Mission

Michigan AHEC is on a Mission

Michigan AHEC is focused on improving the health of our state's citizens and economy by recruiting, training, and retaining the next generation of health professionals. Read More

Recruitment: Exposing Students to Health Care Careers

Recruitment: Exposing Students to Health Care Careers

We provide and promote programs aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in the growing health care industry. Read More

Rotations: Encouraging Students to Serve in Shortage Areas

Rotations: Encouraging Students to Serve in Shortage Areas

We collaborate with colleges and universities, health agencies, and medical centers to place health services students in medically underserved areas. Read More

Retention: Enhancing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Our Health Professionals

Retention: Enhancing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Our Health Professionals

We partner with professional associations and universities to make sure health care professionals have access to tools, training, support, and other resources they need to continue providing quality care. Read More

NHSC Corps Community Day 2014

Welcome to AHEC

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 to improve access to primary care for all Michigan residents, many of whom live in areas that have too few health professionals. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in areas that need greater access to primary care providers. The national AHEC program was created by Congress in 1971.

 

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Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology
October 2 2014 at 8:00 AM
Scott Hall
Wayne State University will host the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities at the School of Medicine on Oct. 2. The free, day-long workshop, “Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology,” is open to the public, and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A series of panelists will discuss the opportunities to use digital health technologies as a population health strategy to reduce health disparities and promote health equity in the United States. The focus will be on the potential of new digital strategies to improve access to high quality health information for members of racial and ethnic minority groups. In addition to presentations from guest speakers, the workshop will feature a "technology speed dating" event from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. App and software developers are invited to share their technology. To participate, simply bring any necessary equipment. Workshop attendees will spend 10 to 15 minutes at each station. Lunch will be provided. Register now to attend at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/SelectPops/HealthDisparities.aspx. The workshop will be held in the School of Medicine's Margherio Family Conference Center, 403 East Canfield, Detroit. Parking is available in Lot 75 for $7 (credit or debit card only) at 545 East Canfield. For more information contact Colin Fink at cffink@nas.edu, 202-334-2258, or Karen Anderson at kanderson@nas.edu, 202-334-2806. Workshop agenda: 8 a.m.:  Welcome and introduction by Toni Villarruel, professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Gillian Barclay, vice president of Aetna Foundation; and M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University. 8:30 a.m.: Keynote: Overarching Views by Wendy Nilsen, health scientist administrator of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health; and Kimberlydawn Wisdom, senior vice president of community health and equity, and chief wellness officer for the Henry Ford Health System. 10 a.m. : Break. 10:15 a.m.: Panel 1: “How do we engage minority communities in digital health strategies with the goal to reduce health disparities and promote health equity?” with Tessie Guillermo, president and chief executive officer of ZeroDivide; Cameron Norman, adjunct lecturer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Jose Bauermeister, director of the Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities, University of Michigan School of Public Health; and Jimena Loveluck, president and chief executive officer of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, Michigan. 11:30 a.m.: Discussion with Panel 1 Noon: Panel 2: “How do we engage providers and minority patients in digital strategies with the goal to reduce health disparities and promote health equity?” with Ivor Horn, pediatrician and researcher for the Children’s National Health System; Silas Buchanan, chief executive officer of the Institute for eHealth Equity; and Misha Pavel, professor of practice for Northeastern University. 12:30 p.m.: Discussion with Panel 2 12:45 p.m.: Lunch and Technology Speed Dating: Virtual Poster Session, at the Elliman Building 2:45 p.m.: Panel 3: "Policy and Technology Perspectives," with Brian Raymond, senior policy consultant for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy; Tamar Ginossar, assistant professor for the University of New Mexico; Noam Ziv, founder of Kesembe Inc.; and Ruth Parker, professor for Emory University. 3:45 p.m.: Discussion with Panel 3 4 p.m.: Synthesis and Further Discussion Panel, with moderator Toni Villarruel, professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing for the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Andre Blackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pulse and Signal. 4:45 p.m.: Concluding remarks by Gillian Barclay, vice president of the Aetna Foundation. For additional information, email healthequityrt@nas.edu.
Pre-Med Information Session
October 2 2014 at 3:00 PM
1600 Undergraduate Library
A workshop designed for undergraduate and post-bachelor students pursuing pre-med preparation at Wayne State University. Students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting before scheduling an appointment with a pre-med advisor. Information covered will include: Required/Recommended pre-med courseworkStudy SkillsExtracurricular and Health-care ExperienceGetting Involved - Pre-Med Student OrganizationsAnd much more! RSVP to Kate Bernas at ab9599@wayne.edu
WELCOME DAYS - MSW INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
October 2 2014 at 3:00 PM
150 Thompson Home
WELCOME DAYS - M.S.W. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to making application. At the meetings, we cover in detail about the M.S.W. program, careers, concentrations, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and so much more…. MSW - Pre-Candidate Master with Advanced Standing Status:  Only students who hold a baccalaureate degree of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Summer Term.   MSW - Core/Regular Status:  Only those who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline besides Social Work are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Fall Term. All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached.  Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the program.  Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all application materials to the program by the Priority Processing date of October 1st.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1st.
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CMU College of Medicine | 2520 S. University Park Drive, Building D | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Phone: (989) 774-7105  |  Fax: (989) 774-7658

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Southeast Regional Center

Greater Detroit Area Health Council  |  407 E. Fort Street, Suite 600  |  Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: (313) 963-4990 ext. 267  |  Fax: (313) 965-2031

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Upper Peninsula Regional Center

Northern Michigan University | School of Health & Human Performance | 1401 Presque Isle Ave. | Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 227-1613 | Fax: (906) 227-2181

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Western Regional Center

Western Michigan University  |  200 Ionia Avenue, SW  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 771-9487  |  Fax: (616) 771-4200

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