NC AHEC Fall 2012 Newsletter

Stories in this issue include: NC AHEC Program Top Rated Nationally in Primary Care Assistance; The Foundation for Nursing Excellence Receives NC AHEC Grant to Strengthen NC’s Nursing Workforce; Southern Regional AHEC Implements Integrated Care Model for Primary and Mental Health Care and Two Students Follow the NC AHEC Pipeline to HAPI-ness.

Click here to see the full newsletter.

NC AHEC Program Top Rated Nationally in Primary Care Assistance

As part of an effort to modernize the nation’s health care system through health information technology, the NC AHEC Program was recently recognized as one of the two top programs in the nation that help primary care providers use this technology to improve outcomes. Click here to read more.Rural Physicians Embrace Trend of Using Electronic Health Records. Click here to read more.

The Foundation for Nursing Excellence Receives NC AHEC Grant to Strengthen NC’s Nursing Workforce
The Foundation for Nursing Excellence (FFNE) will receive $170,000 in grants from the NC AHEC Program over the next two years to expand efforts to increase the educational preparation of the nursing workforce of North Carolina. Click here to read more.

Southern Regional AHEC Implements Integrated Care Model for Primary and Mental Health Care
Because primary care practitioners are not trained to treat mental disorders, it impedes the identification and treatment of these problems in their patients. Through a two-year grant awarded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, The Family Medicine Center at Southern Regional AHEC is developing a sustainable model of integrated primary care as part of its recognition and operation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Click here to read more.

Two Students Follow the NC AHEC Pipeline to HAPI-ness
Chanel Blaylock and Ashley Rogers spent the summer of 2012 as ambassadors for the allied health professions. As interns for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Affairs Pipeline Initiative (HAPI), the two students served as prime examples of a successful pipeline experience using the NC Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) Health Careers program. Click here to read more.