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Sunday, July 29
 

11:00am

Conference Registration

The NAO Conference Registration Desk will be open daily.

 

Hours of Operation
Sunday, July 29th - 11:00AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 30th - 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 2nd - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Sunday July 29, 2012 11:00am - 7:00pm
Registration Desk

12:00pm

Private Lunch - Board of Directors and those attending the New Directors Orientation

This is a private lunch for NAO Board of Directors and those attending the New Directors Orientation


Sunday July 29, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon K

1:00pm

NAO Board of Directors Meeting

NAO Board of Directors Meeting


Sunday July 29, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room 7

1:00pm

Pre-Conference Session - Facilitation of Electronic Health Record Adoption and the Implication for AHEC’s

The implementation of Electronic Health Records will forever change the landscape of the medical practices AHEC’s work with on a regular basis.  This workshop aims to educate attendees about the lengthy and often confusing process of adopting electronic health records.  In addition the workshop will explore how AHEC’s can assist providers with this change and be a resource during implementation. 

Learning Objectives:  

At the completion of this workshop the attendees will be able to:

1)      List three steps in implementing EHR’s into practice.
2)      Define meaningful use.
3)      Communicate a minimum of three ways AHEC’s can assist providers with the transition to EHR.

Target Audience:  AHEC Program staff, Center Directors, CBE coordinators, PES coordinators


Speakers
RC

Rebecca Conditt, M.I.S.

Director, Health Education Programs West Texas AHEC F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
BU

Billy U. Philips Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Vice President and Director F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health


Sunday July 29, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon J

1:00pm

New Directors Orientation (Day 1)

NEW DIRECTORS ORIENTATION TENTATIVE AGENDA

Sunday, July 29, 2012

12:00 – 1:00 pm……….Lunch with NAO Board Members
1:00 – 1:30 pm……….. Welcome & Introductions
1:30 – 3:00 pm……….. History of AHEC (Michael F. French)
3:00 – 3:30 pm……….. Break
3:30 – 4:15 pm……….. The “Nuts and Bolts” of AHEC (Kris Wenzel, Glenda Stanley, Penny Eubanks)
4:15 – 4:30 pm……….. ATrACC Overview  (Gretchen Forsell)
4:30 – 5:00 pm ………..Social Marketing and Social Networking 101 (Tricia Harrity & Gretchen Forsell)

                            

Monday, July 30, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 am………..Full Breakfast with Presentation by Rob Trachtenberg – Executive Director, NAO
8:30 – 9:00 am………..Roundtables:
              
1.  Role of the NAO AHEC Office
2.  Accountability and Demonstrating Worth
3.  Board Development
4.  Why Do We Advocate?
5.  Sustainability and Growth
6.  Networking & Building Alliances
7. Advocacy, Continued

9:00 – 9:30 am……..…Roundtables
9:30 – 10:00 am……....Roundtables
10:00 – 10:30 am……..Roundtables
10:30 – 11:00 am……..BREAK
11:00 – 11:30 am……..Roundtables
11:30 – 12:00 pm……..Roundtables
12:00 pm……………....Closing Remarks

 

Click Here to view a printable copy of the New Directors Orientation Agenda                        


Sunday July 29, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room 17 and 18
 
Monday, July 30
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Located by NAO Registration Desk - Sponsored by MassAHEC

Sponsored by MassAHEC, computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café near the NAO Registration Desk - Meeting Room Level outside the NAO Exhibit Hall.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is goign on back home.
 
Internet Access Hours:
6:00am - 6:00 pm


Sponsors
avatar for MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

National AHEC Organization thanks the MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School for their generous donation of our Cyber Cafe.   OUR MISSION |   | The mission of the Massachusetts AHEC Network is to increase access to quality health care through the development of community-academic educational partnerships.     GOALS | | AHEC's goal is to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals with an... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2012 6:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Desk

6:30am

Conference Registration

The NAO Conference Registration Desk will be open daily.

 

Hours of Operation
Sunday, July 29th - 11:00AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 30th - 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 2nd - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Monday July 30, 2012 6:30am - 7:00pm
Registration Desk

8:00am

Pre-Conference Session - Cavity Free at Three - SESSION CANCELLED

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!


www.cavityfreeatthree.org

Speakers
avatar for Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS | Colorado AHEC Program | Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver | School of Dental Medicine | Education Director, Cavity Free at Three www.cavityfreeatthree.org



Monday July 30, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Salon J

8:00am

Pre-Conference Sessions - A Financial Sustainability Business Model for AHECS: A Case for Social Enterprise

Presenters will facilitate four interdependent modules relative to Social Enterprise. The four modules will include:

1.  The establishment of need to develop earned revenue strategies;
2.  A review of social enterprise best practices;
3.  Specific steps for transitioning a traditional non-profit AHEC operation into an effective social enterprise business model, and;
4.  Techniques for maximizing effectiveness with respect to accounting practices and programming. The interactive workshop will include delivery of information, instruction, tools and templates.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify no less than four financial and mission-related benefits from adopting an AHEC-based social enterprise business model.
  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the nature, key elements and operations of a social enterprise by sequentially administering a series of requisites related to supporting a social enterprise business model in their respective AHEC centers.
  3. Participants will be able to employ specific accounting and program planning practices designed to support and grow the social enterprise business model with their respective AHEC centers.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended to provide information, instruction, tools, and templates for any AHEC personnel who are in a position to initiate further exploration and/or transition the operation of their AHEC center into a social enterprise business model.

 


Speakers
CG

Carol Giffin Jeansonne, M. Ed., Ed.D.

Executive Director, WCAHEC
avatar for Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Richard D. Kiovsky, M.D., FAAFP

Executive Director, IN-AHEC Network, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Kiovsky is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network.  Dr. Kiovsky serves on the Board of Directors of the National AHEC Organization.  He developed the statewide clerkship in Family Medicine, served as a Member of the STFM Preceptor Education Faculty Development Project, and currently is a consultant to HRSA to promote... Read More →
avatar for Richard K. Merchant

Richard K. Merchant

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Clinical Instructor | Clarkson University | Department of Physical Therapy


Monday July 30, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Salon K

8:00am

New Directors Orientation (Day 2)

NEW DIRECTORS ORIENTATION TENTATIVE AGENDA

Sunday, July 29, 2012

12:00 – 1:00 pm……….Lunch with NAO Board Members
1:00 – 1:30 pm……….. Welcome & Introductions
1:30 – 3:00 pm……….. History of AHEC (Michael F. French)
3:00 – 3:30 pm……….. Break
3:30 – 4:15 pm……….. The “Nuts and Bolts” of AHEC (Kris Wenzel, Glenda Stanley, Penny Eubanks)
4:15 – 4:30 pm……….. ATrACC Overview  (Gretchen Forsell)
4:30 – 5:00 pm ………..Social Marketing and Social Networking 101 (Tricia Harrity & Gretchen Forsell)

                            

Monday, July 30, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 am………..Full Breakfast with Presentation by Rob Trachtenberg – Executive Director, NAO
8:30 – 9:00 am………..Roundtables:
              
1.  Role of the NAO AHEC Office
2.  Accountability and Demonstrating Worth
3.  Board Development
4.  Why Do We Advocate?
5.  Sustainability and Growth
6.  Networking & Building Alliances
7. Advocacy, Continued

9:00 – 9:30 am……..…Roundtables
9:30 – 10:00 am……....Roundtables
10:00 – 10:30 am……..Roundtables
10:30 – 11:00 am……..BREAK
11:00 – 11:30 am……..Roundtables
11:30 – 12:00 pm……..Roundtables
12:00 pm……………....Closing Remarks

 

Click Here to view a printable copy of the New Directors Orientation Agenda                                    


Monday July 30, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

9:00am

Exhibitor Hall Move In

All exhibitors are encouraged to set up their booths during this time.


Monday July 30, 2012 9:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Allegiance Corp. (Private Meeting)

This is a private meeting. (By invitation only)


Speakers

Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 3&4

1:00pm

CHW Workgroup
Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

CORE Committee Meeting
Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 12

1:00pm

Editorial Board Meeting
Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 7

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

4:00pm

Poster Presentation and Judging (ALL ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND)

ALL ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Presentation Date:  Monday, July 30, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00pm prior to opening ceremonies and then again from 6:00 – 8:00pm during the reception. 

Location:  Exhibit Hall (Salon I)

Note:  The Poster Session is being held on the date and time noted above.  You are required to be at your poster during this assigned time.  You are also encouraged to be present during any time when attendees are in the exhibit hall such as during breakfasts, breaks and lunches.

For Poster Presentations:

  1. Please make sure that your poster dimensions do not exceed 36 inches by 48 inches (vertically or horizontally).
  2. You can set up your posters on Monday, July 30 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Exhibit Hall.
  3. You can remove your posters from the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, August 2, 2012 after 11:00am.  (Any posters remaining after the close of the conference will be discarded.)
  4. You may ship your poster to the hotel at your own cost; however you will be subject to a shipping and receiving fee from the hotel business center. 

Monday July 30, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall

5:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Monday July 30, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon E&F

6:00pm

Poster Presentations (ALL ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND)

ALL ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Presentation Date:  Monday, July 30, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00pm prior to opening ceremonies and then again from 6:00 – 8:00pm during the reception. 

Location:  Exhibit Hall (Salon I)

Note:  The Poster Session is being held on the date and time noted above.  You are required to be at your poster during this assigned time.  You are also encouraged to be present during any time when attendees are in the exhibit hall such as during breakfasts, breaks and lunches.

For Poster Presentations:

  1. Please make sure that your poster dimensions do not exceed 36 inches by 48 inches (vertically or horizontally).
  2. You can set up your posters on Monday, July 30 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Exhibit Hall.
  3. You can remove your posters from the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, August 2, 2012 after 11:00am.  (Any posters remaining after the close of the conference will be discarded.)
  4. You may ship your poster to the hotel at your own cost; however you will be subject to a shipping and receiving fee from the hotel business center. 

Monday July 30, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall

6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall


Monday July 30, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Located by NAO Registration Desk - Sponsored by MassAHEC

Sponsored by MassAHEC, computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café near the NAO Registration Desk - Meeting Room Level outside the NAO Exhibit Hall.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is goign on back home.
 
Internet Access Hours:
6:00am - 6:00 pm


Sponsors
avatar for MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

National AHEC Organization thanks the MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School for their generous donation of our Cyber Cafe.   OUR MISSION |   | The mission of the Massachusetts AHEC Network is to increase access to quality health care through the development of community-academic educational partnerships.     GOALS | | AHEC's goal is to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals with an... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Desk

6:30am

Conference Registration

The NAO Conference Registration Desk will be open daily.

 

Hours of Operation
Sunday, July 29th - 11:00AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 30th - 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 2nd - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:30am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk

7:30am

Continental Breakfast and Door Prize Drawings in Exhibit Hall
Sponsors
avatar for North Carolina AHEC Program

North Carolina AHEC Program

NAO thanks the North Carolina AHEC Program for their generous sponsorship.   The mission of the North Carolina AHEC Program is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina. AHEC educational programs and information services are targeted... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:30am - 8:15am
Exhibit Hall

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Hours - Tuesday, July 31st - 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall

8:15am

NAO Business Meeting

NAO Business Meeting


Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:15am - 9:30am
Salon E&F

9:30am

9:45am

Double Session - Strategic Communication Planning: How to be Proactive in Getting Your Message to the Correct Audience(s) (Part 1)

Part 1 of this session runs from 9:45 to 10:45am and Part 2 runs from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Abstract: In 2011, the Colorado AHEC Program Office has developed several strategic communication plans for each of our outreach programs. Using the S.M.A.R.T. techniques and understanding our audience(s) and barriers, we have overcome most obstacles in our communication needs. This session will include assisting participants in developing their own strategic communication plan(s), integrating new communication technologies, and measuring the success of the strategic communication plan. 

Presented By:
Pamela Gillen, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Jennifer L. Hellier, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Karen Savoie, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus


Speakers
PG

Pamela Gillen

University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
avatar for Jennifer L. Hellier

Jennifer L. Hellier

Director of Colorado Health Professions Development Program (CO-HPD), Colorado AHEC Program Office
Jennifer L. Hellier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, the Director of Colorado Health Professions Development (Co-HPD) program, and the Associate Director of Pre-Health Programs in the Colorado AHEC Program Office. Jennifer earned her doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Colorado State University and completed her Baccalaureate of Science at the University of Southern... Read More →
avatar for Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS | Colorado AHEC Program | Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver | School of Dental Medicine | Education Director, Cavity Free at Three www.cavityfreeatthree.org


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon C

9:45am

Double Session - Writing for publication: The Basics For AHEC Personnel - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 9:45 to 10:45am and Part 2 runs from 11:00 - 12:00pm

Abstract: Generally, AHEC directors and staff do not write articles for publication even though this may encouraged, sometimes an expectation, associated with the roles and responsibilities of their position. This presentation describes basic skills that are required for developing and publishing an article in a journal. 

 

Presented By:
Angeline Bushy, Univeristy of Central Florida & NEFLAHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon A

9:45am

Single Session - Grant Writing Made Fun

Abstract:  Do you dread writing grants? Find out how it can actually be fun. The session will start by introducing a new conceptual framework for thinking about grants, include information on how to search for grants, and an outline for writing grants. If you have a grant in preparation, and are willing to share it with the group, we can work on it as a team. The expectation is that the workshop group can continue such collaboration even after the meeting ends by creating an AHEC grant writing.

   

Presented By: 
Kelley Withy, MD, PhD, Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC Director
Andy Fosmire, MS, Rural Health Projects/NW Oklahoma AHEC


Speakers
AF

Andy Fosmire, MS

Executive Director, Rural Health Projects/NwAHEC
Rural Health Projects, NW Oklahoma AHEC
avatar for Kelley Withy

Kelley Withy

Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference Room 17 and 18

9:45am

Single Session - Health Literacy Training Program for the Arkansas AHECs

Abstract:  The Arkansas AHECs addressed health literacy by implementing a Health Literacy Training Program for multidisciplinary clinical staff and faculty in eight AHECs, using the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. This toolkit provides step-by-step guidelines and tools for making improvements in health literacy practices that can improve quality of care.

 

Presented By: 
Kristie Hadden, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Center for Rural Health
Cathy A. Irwin, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Center for Rural Health


Speakers
KH

Kristie Hadden

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Center for Rural Health
CA

Cathy A. Irwin

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Center for Rural Health


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference Room 12

9:45am

Single Session - Job Shadowing - Online Confidentiality Program

Abstract:  Learn how to develop a successful online job shadowing and confidentiality training program for high school, college and non-traditional students. Special emphasis will be placed on learning from the short and long term success of a current program and how to translate that to student success.  

   

Presented By: 
Gretchen Forsell, MPH, RD, Executive Director - Northern Nebraska AHEC
Faith Lienemann, Shadowing Coordinator - Northern Nebraska AHEC


Speakers
FL

Faith Lienemann

Shadowing Coordinator, Northern Nebraska AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference Room 3&4

9:45am

Single Session - Money, Margins and Mission: Understanding and Analyzing Nonprofit Financial Statements

Abstract:  As organizations operate in an environment with funding challenges and increased oversight from regulatory bodies, it is important for managers to achieve financial literacy. The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a basic understanding of financial statements, annual audits and financial ratios. 

 

Presented By: 
John True, Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center


Speakers
JT

John True

Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon K

9:45am

Single Session - Strategies and Resources from HWIC to Move Your AHEC to the Next Level

Abstract:  Learn how the Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) will save you time and money while supporting the mission of your AHEC. HWIC’s online library provides resources related to the workforce pipeline, interprofessional training, and public health; statistics to support your grants; program ideas; and funding opportunities.

 

Presented By: 
Maren Niemeier, Deputy Director, Health Workforce Information Center


Speakers
MN

Maren Niemeier

Deputy director for the Health Workforce Information Center. HWIC provides free access to health workforce resources, funding opportunities, news and more, covering all 50 states, over 60 professions and over 40 health workforce topics.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference Room 1&2

9:45am

Single Session - Technology & Access: Evolving Models of Education and Care

Abstract:  Through improved access to information technology infrastructure and the use of videoconferencing equipment, the South Carolina AHEC has increased its capacity to deliver continuing education to healthcare professionals, to provide support for health profession students during their rural clinical rotations and to support research and telemedicine initiatives across the state. 

 

Presented By: 
Deborah Stier Carson, South Carolina AHEC
Ragan A DuBose-Morris, South Carolina AHEC
David R Garr, South Carolina AHEC
Jessica R Huggins, South Carolina AHEC


Speakers
DS

Deborah Stier Carson

South Carolina AHEC
avatar for Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

Director, Office for Telehealth Education, South Carolina AHEC
Ragan DuBose-Morris, PhD, is the Director of the Office of Telehealth Education for the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium and an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.
DR

David R Garr

South Carolina AHEC
JR

Jessica R Huggins

South Carolina AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon M

9:45am

Single Session - The Centrality of Healthcare Workforce Research to the AHEC Mission

Abstract:  Understanding the extent to which AHEC-sponsored recruitment and retention programs are meeting their intended goals requires an understanding of the broader context in which those programs operate. The basic elements used in workforce analysis will be reviewed and the role of healthcare workforce research in program planning and evaluation will be examined. 

 

Presented By: 
Linda M Lacey, South Carolina AHEC Program Office


Speakers
LM

Linda M. Lacey

Director, Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, South Carolina AHEC
Linda Lacey is the Director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning within the South Carolina AHEC program office. She is responsible for developing data resources related to the South Carolina healthcare workforce and coordinating research efforts to address supply and demand issues for the wide variety of healthcare personnel in the state. Recent projects include a profile of the pharmacist workforce in the state; a... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon D

9:45am

Single Session - The Future is Now: Web-Based Continuing Education Programs for Healthcare Professionals

Abstract: South Carolina Upstate AHEC developed an online resource for continuing education programs, to provide convenient, inexpensive access to educational offerings. The comprehensive distance learning system, currently hosting over fifty courses, provides programs designed to meet constituents’ needs. Common barriers, benefits of distance learning, challenges and lessons learned will be described. 

 

Presented By: 
Deborah H Harley MSN BSN RN, SC Upstate AHEC


Speakers
avatar for Fay Brown

Fay Brown

Executive Director, Upstate AHEC
Fay Brown is executive director of Upstate AHEC, based in Greenville, SC, where manages AHEC services and programs in an eleven-county area.  Prior to joining AHEC in May 2011, she was executive director of two non-profit organizations for more than 13 years. She served as director of development at Clemson and Anderson Universities in South Carolina.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and in... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon L

9:45am

Single Session - They Want Us to do What?! Strategies for Implementing the 120-hour High School Program

Abstract:  Central CT AHEC received tremendous response to a new 120+ hour high school program that includes academic skills building, public health issues and careers, career readiness training, personal development workshops, service learning activities, and health education. This presentation will explore the strategies to create a sought-after health careers program. 

 

Presented By: 
Karen C. Piantek, Central Connecticut AHEC


Speakers
KC

Karen C. Piantek

Central Connecticut AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon J

11:00am

Double Session - Strategic Communication Planning: How to be Proactive in Getting Your Message to the Correct Audience(s) (Part 2)

Part 1 of this session runs from 9:45 to 10:45am and Part 2 runs from 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Abstract: In 2011, the Colorado AHEC Program Office has developed several strategic communication plans for each of our outreach programs. Using the S.M.A.R.T. techniques and understanding our audience(s) and barriers, we have overcome most obstacles in our communication needs. This session will include assisting participants in developing their own strategic communication plan(s), integrating new communication technologies, and measuring the success of the strategic communication plan. 

Presented By:
Pamela Gillen, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Jennifer L. Hellier, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Karen Savoie, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus


Speakers
PG

Pamela Gillen

University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
avatar for Jennifer L. Hellier

Jennifer L. Hellier

Director of Colorado Health Professions Development Program (CO-HPD), Colorado AHEC Program Office
Jennifer L. Hellier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, the Director of Colorado Health Professions Development (Co-HPD) program, and the Associate Director of Pre-Health Programs in the Colorado AHEC Program Office. Jennifer earned her doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Colorado State University and completed her Baccalaureate of Science at the University of Southern... Read More →
avatar for Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS

Karen Savoie, RDH, BS | Colorado AHEC Program | Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver | School of Dental Medicine | Education Director, Cavity Free at Three www.cavityfreeatthree.org


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C

11:00am

Double Session - Writing for publication: The Basics For AHEC Personnel - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 9:45 to 10:45am and Part 2 runs from 11:00 - 12:00pm

Abstract: Generally, AHEC directors and staff do not write articles for publication even though this may encouraged, sometimes an expectation, associated with the roles and responsibilities of their position. This presentation describes basic skills that are required for developing and publishing an article in a journal. 

 

Presented By:
Angeline Bushy, Univeristy of Central Florida & NEFLAHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A

11:00am

Single Session - Community-Based Spanish Immersion for Medical Students: A Teaching Health Center/AHEC Collaboration

Abstract:  Merrimack Valley AHEC and the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency have developed an interdisciplinary Spanish Immersion Program for medical students. Located in the predominately Spanish-speaking city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, this program allows students to practice medicine and live in a Spanish-speaking environment reflective of patients they will care for as physicians.

  

Presented By: 
Donna M. Rivera,  MSW, Executive Director, Merrimack Valley AHEC


Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

11:00am

Single Session - Developing an Interprofessional Education & Practice Program

Abstract:  Interprofessional education (IPE) is growing increasingly more important as foundational to improving practice and patient care. This session explores the development, design and implementation of an IPE operational plan, curriculum development, and establishment of IPE training sites to meet community needs.

  

Presented By: 
Sally Reel, University of Arizona


Speakers
SR

Sally Reel

University of Arizona


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 1&2

11:00am

Single Session - Evaluating CE: Application/Transfer and Behavior Change in the Workplace

Abstract:  Continuing Education evaluation must move beyond Level 1 (reaction and satisfaction) and Level 2 (learning) to Level 3 (application or behavior change). This session will briefly review Levels 1 and 2 and emphasize Level 3 while sharing the results of an actual Level 3 evaluation piloted study. 

 

Presented By: 
Jennifer Casey, MBA, Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine/NC AHEC
Larry W. Freeman, DMin, LCAS, Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine/NC AHEC


Speakers
JC

Jennifer Casey, MBA

Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine/NC AHEC
Jennifer Casey, MBA is the Assistant Director of Programs and Development for the Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to Northwest AHEC, she worked in management for several Fortune 500 corporations, local workforce development and non-profit fundraising. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her M.B.A. in Marketing from Columbia University Graduate... Read More →
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Larry W. Freeman, DMin, LCAS

Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine/NC AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon J

11:00am

Single Session - Expanding Health Occupation Programs to the College Level

Abstract:  Participants will learn about a variety of programs that have been successful at the college level in Oregon like, A Day in the Life, The Health Speaker Series, and College Level Courses. At completion of the program they will be able to identify strategies to implement college programs in their region.

 

Presented By: 
Brenna Dunlap, Northeast Oregon AHEC


Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 3&4

11:00am

Single Session - Health Care Careers Promotion for Generation Z

Abstract:  Making an enduring impression on Generation Z (those born from the mid 1990s to the present) is a challenge. Texas AHEC East health care careers promotion and preparation (HCPP) staff have bridged the generation gap by using a longitudinal, student-centered approach to health careers promotion.  

 

Presented By: 
Regian K. Devers, Texas AHEC East
Jody Sanders, Victoria Region AHEC
Amanda Walters Scarbrough, Texas AHEC East


Speakers
RK

Regian K. Devers

Texas AHEC East
JS

Jody Sanders

Victoria Region AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon D

11:00am

Single Session - Informing The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Quality Health Information for Program Development, Policy and Clinical Care

Abstract:  This presentation will describe the importance of evidence-based, quality health information resources, demonstrate free websites for finding evidence-based care guidelines, health statistics, and biomedical literature, and offer helpful search strategies. The intended audience is those working in program development, health policy, grant writing, or clinical care. 

 

Presented By: 
Darra Ballance, Georgia Statewide AHEC Network
Mandy LB Meloy, Wisconsin AHEC Statewide Program Office


Speakers
DB

Darra Ballance

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network
ML

Mandy LB Meloy

Wisconsin AHEC Statewide Program Office


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon M

11:00am

Single Session - Operation Mobile

Abstract:  This presentation will examine the various facets of mobile application development. From needs-based design to tracking return on investment, presenters will cover best practices and lessons learned in this mobile marketing AHEC experiment. 

 

Presented By: 
Andrew Brewer, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Lee Howard, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Christopher A Jones, Northwest AHEC


Speakers
AB

Andrew Brewer

Wake Forest University Health Sciences
LH

Lee Howard

Wake Forest University Health Sciences


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon K

11:00am

Single Session - Strategies to Make Money and Improve Language Access

Abstract:  AHECs can improve access to primary care services by ensuring systems are in place to provide skilled interpreters and well translated patient materials while making money! This session will offer tips to create fee-for-service revenue by providing medical interpreter training, creating an interpreter dispatch service and providing a translation bureau. 

 

Presented By: 
Joanne L Calista, Central MA AHEC
Linda J Cragin, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School
Nancy K Esparza, Central MA AHEC
Lisa Morris, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School


Speakers
JL

Joanne L Calista

Central MA AHEC
avatar for Linda Cragin

Linda Cragin

Director, MassAHEC Network, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School - CYBER CAFE SPONSOR
Linda Cragin has served as the director of the MassAHEC Network at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for ten years. She has a faculty appointment in the UMass Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Graduate School of Nursing and currently serves on the NAO Board of Directors.
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Nancy K Esparza

Central MA AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon L

11:00am

Single Session - Sustainability from a State-Funded AHEC Perspective

Abstract:  While Kansas AHECs have a similar mission as federally funded AHECs, they have a different organizational structure and funding history. The lessons learned from this alternative model provide additional guidance about sustainability, particularly for predominantly rural states.

  

Presented By: 
David Cook, University of Kansas Medical Center
Eve-Lynn Nelson, University of Kansas Medical Center


Speakers
DC

David Cook

University of Kansas Medical Center
EN

Eve-Lynn Nelson

University of Kansas Medical Center


Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 12

12:15pm

Lunch with Keynote Speaker - T.R. Reid
Speakers
avatar for T. R. Reid

T. R. Reid

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. | | T. R. Reid majored in Classics at Princeton University and subsequently worked as a Naval officer during the Vietnam War, a lawyer, a teacher, and assorted other jobs. At The Washington Post, he covered Congress and four... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Salon E&F

1:45pm

Double Session - AHEC Practice-Based Services: Combining Multiple Educational Paradigms to Achieve Improved Care - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:45 to 2:45pm and Part 2 runs from 3:45 - 4:45pm

Abstract: The NC AHEC Program will describe efforts aimed toward quality improvement and practice transformation as North Carolina practices prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We will outline educational priorities and layers of services including a summary of results and clinical impact. We will provide workshops demonstrating practical applications. 

 

Presented By:
Thomas Bacon, NC AHEC
Samuel Cykert, NC AHEC
Ann Lefebvre, NC AHEC



Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon C

1:45pm

Double Session - Engaging Youth in Dental Careers….Let the Tooth Be Told - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:45 to 2:45pm and Part 2 runs from 3:45 - 4:45pm

Abstract: The presentation will showcase curriculum developed for MassAHEC’s Youth Oral Health program funded by HRSA’s Health Careers Opportunity Program. The curriculum addresses workforce development and shortages in dental professions, launched in summer programs for at risk high school students. It includes interactive activities that are available for discussion and demonstration.  

 

Presented By:
Jessica Koelsch, BS, CHES, AHEC of Southeastern MA
Suzette R. Naylor, R.D.H., Berkshire AHEC, Pittsfield, MA


Speakers
JK

Jessica Koelsch, BS, CHES

AHEC of Southeastern MA | |
SN

Suzette Naylor, R.D.H.

Berkshire AHEC, Pittsfield, MA


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A

1:45pm

Single Session - A-TrACC Field Guide for Collecting and Reporting the 2012 HRSA BHPr AHEC Required Performance Measures

Abstract: This session discusses the A-TrACC Field Guide for collecting and reporting the BHPr performance measures which was developed to improve consistency and completeness of data collection and analysis by AHECs nationally to impact their ability to measure outcomes that demonstrate progress toward and attainment of program goals and objectives. 

 

Presented By:
Gretchen Forsell, Northern Nebraska AHEC and A-TrACC
Mary Wainwright, Texas AHEC East and A-TrACC


Speakers
MW

Mary Wainwright

Texas AHEC East and A-TrACC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon J

1:45pm

Single Session - Continuing Education for Vermont School Nurses: A Successful Academic/Community Partnership

Abstract: Recognizing an unmet educational need that impacts quality of care delivered by school nurses to their students, the Vermont Department of Health and Vermont AHEC Centers designed a series of pertinent, high quality, affordable education sessions that are delivered via interactive sites to 14 locations statewide, during after school time. The nurses attend without charge, identify the topics they wish to learn about through an annual survey, and earn contact hours by attending a session.

 

Presented By:
Laurie Loveland, MA, and Laurie McLean, University of Vermont College of Medicine AHEC Program Office


Speakers
LL

Laurie Loveland, MA

University of Vermont College of Medicine AHEC Program Office
LM

Laurie McLean

University of Vermont College of Medicine AHEC Program Office


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon M

1:45pm

Single Session - Enlarging the Boundaries: An AHEC Model for Collaborative Allied Health Education among Competing Educational Institutions

Abstract: Through unique, collaborative partnerships the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center successfully bridges four institutions in competing university and community college systems to support health professions programs in rural underserved Arkansas. This presentation presents two collaborative models to address the critical issues of distribution and sustainability.  

 

Presented By:
Thomas D. Jones, UAMS AHEC-NC


Speakers
TD

Thomas D. Jones

UAMS AHEC-NC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon L

1:45pm

Single Session - Facilitating Improvement in Health Status and Quality of Life in Rural Communities

Abstract: This program addresses Chronic Disease issues in New Mexico. Both AHECs worked in partnership with NMDOH to deliver Evidenced-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Both AHEC Centers implemented the program by utilizing Community Health Workers/Promotoras, making this a unique approach-workforce development and meeting needs of undeserved populations in New Mexico.  

 

Presented By:
Beatriz Favela, Southern Area Health Education Center
Eliane Luna, Montanas del Norte AHEC


Speakers
BF

Beatriz Favela

Southern Area Health Education Center
EL

Eliane Luna

Montanas del Norte AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 1&2

1:45pm

Single Session - MassAHEC Network Promoting an Equitable Health Care System in MA through the PCMHI

Abstract: The presentation will highlight the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care, the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMHI), and MassAHEC’s role in the consumer and community engagement and interprofessional learning opportunities for the PCMHI.Presenters will discuss the work of MassAHEC in the PCMHI,focusing on the development of consumer engagement strategies and materials.

 

Presented By:
Linda Cragin, MS, Director, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School
Paulo L Gomes, MSHS, Assistant Director, AHEC-Southeastern MA
Heidi Holland, M.Ed., Program Director, AHEC-Southeastern MA


Speakers
avatar for Linda Cragin

Linda Cragin

Director, MassAHEC Network, MassAHEC Network, UMass Medical School - CYBER CAFE SPONSOR
Linda Cragin has served as the director of the MassAHEC Network at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for ten years. She has a faculty appointment in the UMass Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Graduate School of Nursing and currently serves on the NAO Board of Directors.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon D

1:45pm

Single Session - Patient Centered Medical Homes and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Results from a Statewide Survey of AHEC Preceptors

Abstract: To identify outstanding practices, the South Carolina AHEC conducted a survey of primary care preceptors to assess EHR adoption, Medical Home orientation, and interprofessional team care. Providers in highly ranked practices were interviewed to further explore their practice environment, including EHR use to coordinate care and assess preventive care needs. 

 

Presented By:
Deborah Stier Carson, PharmD, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Cydney Carson Epps, MBA, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
David R Garr, MD, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Linda M Lacey, BA, MS, SC Office of Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning
Diane M Mathews, MS, Lowcountry Area Health Education Center


Speakers
DR

David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →
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Linda M. Lacey

Director, Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, South Carolina AHEC
Linda Lacey is the Director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning within the South Carolina AHEC program office. She is responsible for developing data resources related to the South Carolina healthcare workforce and coordinating research efforts to address supply and demand issues for the wide variety of healthcare personnel in the state. Recent projects include a profile of the pharmacist workforce in the state; a... Read More →
DM

Diane M Mathews, MS

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

1:45pm

Single Session - Strategic Teen Volunteer Initiative: Developing a Positive Cultural Experience

Abstract:

Increase the rate of return of future health professionals back into a rural area, create sustainability, and nurture your center’s success by creating strategic partnerships with hospitals to start or enhance a positive, valuable cultural experience by incorporating a unique, meaningful teen volunteer program. Expand it into your entire region. 

Presented By:
Rose Zoellner, AHEC SW Oregon and Mercy Medical Medical Hospital


Speakers
RZ

Rose Zoellner

Educatin and Program Coordinator, AHEC SW Oregon and Mercy Medical Hospital


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon K

1:45pm

Single Session - Training Safety Net Providers on Innovative, Integrated Care

Abstract: Cherokee Health Systems trains its national safety net provider colleagues on its primary behavioral health integrated care model, its "tele-suite" of services and through its psychology internship program.  

 

Presented By:
Bob Franko, Cherokee Health Systems


Speakers
avatar for Bob Franko

Bob Franko

For over 30 years Cherokee Health Systems has practiced an integrated primary behavioral health care model in east Tennessee. In recent years we've trained hundreds of administrators and providers from over 40 states on our model, as well as trained dozens of psychology doctoral interns on practicing in primary care. We'll share our experiences in training and how integrated care is healthcare reform.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 3&4

1:45pm

Single Session - Turn Your Talented Team into a Grant Writing Machine

Abstract: Capitalizing on the strengths of all AHEC staff members can lead to development of a successful grant writing team. This session will show how to assess staff talent and then utilize those talents to contribute to the fiscal health and sustainable future of the organization.

 

Presented By:
Sandra K Cooper, Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region
Karen Henson-Jones, Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region
Dana S Smith, Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region


Speakers
SK

Sandra K Cooper

Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region
KH

Karen Henson-Jones

Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region
DS

Dana S Smith

Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 12

1:45pm

A-TrACC Project for the Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service Members & Families

A-TrACC Project for the Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service Members & Families

Tues. July 31 from 1:45 to 5:45 pm (4 hours)
Wed. Aug. 1 from 8:45 to 9:45 am (1 hour)

  • 5-Hour Workshop to be Held During the NAO Conference
  • Participants MUST attend all Sessions
  • Separate Pre-Registration is Required
  • Email info@atracc.org to sign up or for more information.

Come experience the training that 220 of your colleagues from 122 AHEC Centers have already attended. Learn how to organize continuing education programming for civilian healthcare providers on the behavioral/mental health issues of veterans and service members returning from combat. 

Agenda:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1:45pm   Military Culture
2:15pm   Behavioral Health Issues
2:45pm   Boots on the Ground
3:30pm   Break
3:45pm   Why Educate Civilian Healthcare Professionals?
4:00pm   How to Manage Your CE Event
5:45pm   Adjourn

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
8:45am   Signs and Symptoms of TBI
9:45am   Adjourn

Speakers:
Sheryl Pacelli, M.Ed., Train-the-Trainer Coordinator, AHEC Veterans Mental Health Project, A-TrACC
Bob Goodale, B.S., M.B.A., Director, Citizen Soldier Support Program
James P. Kelly, B.A., M.A., M.D., Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Kyle Peplinski, MA, Public Health Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions



Centers nationwide are already offering continuing education programs to health professionals in their service regions. It’s not too late for you to support this initiative.

 

Register to attend the 5-hour workshop while you are in San Antonio for the NAO Conference. Contact info@atracc.org to register.

Please Note:  Presentations will be shared when cleared by HRSA. 

 

This project is supported by HRSA Contract No. HHSH250200900063C/0004 to the National AHEC Organization - 09/30/2011.   Attending equips your center to participate in the nationwide AHEC commitment to the A-TrACC Veterans Mental Health Project.  Please note, you will not be eligible to receive the additional financial assistance offered earlier this year to those who attended one of the 10 regional workshops held in January/February/March.

 

 


Speakers
BG

Bob Goodale, B.S., M.B.A.

Director, Citizen Soldier Support Program
JP

James P. Kelly, B.A., M.A., M.D.

Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence
SP

Sheryl Pacelli, M.Ed.

Train-the-Trainer Coordinator, AHEC Veterans Mental Health Project, A-TrACC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:45pm - 5:45pm
Salon B

3:00pm

Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

Afternoon Break will be held in the Exhibit Hall


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall

3:45pm

Double Session - AHEC Practice-Based Services: Combining Multiple Educational Paradigms to Achieve Improved Care - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:45 to 2:45pm and Part 2 runs from 3:45 - 4:45pm

Abstract: The NC AHEC Program will describe efforts aimed toward quality improvement and practice transformation as North Carolina practices prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We will outline educational priorities and layers of services including a summary of results and clinical impact. We will provide workshops demonstrating practical applications. 

 

Presented By:
Thomas Bacon, NC AHEC
Samuel Cykert, NC AHEC
Ann Lefebvre, NC AHEC



Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon C

3:45pm

Double Session - Engaging Youth in Dental Careers….Let the Tooth Be Told - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:45 to 2:45pm and Part 2 runs from 3:45 - 4:45pm

Abstract: The presentation will showcase curriculum developed for MassAHEC’s Youth Oral Health program funded by HRSA’s Health Careers Opportunity Program. The curriculum addresses workforce development and shortages in dental professions, launched in summer programs for at risk high school students. It includes interactive activities that are available for discussion and demonstration.  

 

Presented By:
Jessica Koelsch, BS, CHES, AHEC of Southeastern MA
Suzette R. Naylor, R.D.H., Berkshire AHEC, Pittsfield, MA


Speakers
JK

Jessica Koelsch, BS, CHES

AHEC of Southeastern MA | |
SN

Suzette Naylor, R.D.H.

Berkshire AHEC, Pittsfield, MA


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A

3:45pm

Single Session - An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Primer

Abstract: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to create Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are to take responsibility for improving the value of health care to a defined population of patients. Value is achieved by maximizing quality and access while lowering cost. AHECs should prepare providers with the practice skills demanded by ACOs.

 

Presented By:
Thomas C Rosenthal, NYS AHEC System


Speakers
TC

Thomas C Rosenthal

NYS AHEC System


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 3&4

3:45pm

Single Session - Community Education – Extending Your Reach

Abstract: Any AHEC can extend their reach by making their educational programs more accessible without sacrificing the quality of the content or education. Central Colorado AHEC will help other AHEC’s build a foundation of resources and guidance necessary to bring their programs to the people and students who need them most. 

 

Presented By:
Kevin M Winn, Central Colorado AHEC


Speakers
KM

Kevin M Winn

Central Colorado AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 1&2

3:45pm

Single Session - Double CLICKS (Computer Literacy: Increasing Consumer Knowledge for Seniors)

Abstract: We helped senior adults in the Greater Houston Area go “CLICKING” to conquer fears about computers and learn Internet navigation skills. Double CLICKS combines benefits of health literacy training and best practices - showing how to use Medline Plus and NIHSeniorHealth websites to develop a replicable culturally-sensitive computer literacy program.  

 

Presented By:


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

3:45pm

Single Session - Increasing AHEC Capacity by Partnering with AmeriCorps State and National Programs

Abstract: Expand AHEC capacity by partnering with the AmeriCorps Program. AmeriCorps members provide direct service and capacity-building to address unmet community needs. The CT AHEC Network runs a successful AmeriCorps program engaging 20 AmeriCorps members who have expanded the capacity of the statewide Youth Health Service Corps health careers pipeline program. 

 

Presented By:
Tricia Harrity, Northwestern Connecticut AHEC Inc


Speakers
avatar for Patricia Harrity

Patricia Harrity

Executive Director, Northwestern CT AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon M

3:45pm

Single Session - Oral Health and Careers Program: A Collaborative Approach

Abstract: Bringing oral health education and dental careers exposure to underserved rural and urban populations is the focus of this collaborative presentation. Through health professions students in inter-professional community outreach efforts, this Oral Health and Careers Program uses best practices, clinically accurate, and age-appropriate information to educate children and communities about oral health issues. The program also offers education, encouragement, and exposure to opportunities to become a future dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, and dental assistant professional in communities with identified oral health professions shortage areas. The Southern MN AHEC, Urban MN AHEC, University of MN School of Dentistry, Rice Regional Dental Clinic, Native American Community Clinic, and the American Dental Association partnered to successfully bring this program to underserved Minnesotans.  

 

Presented By:
Wendy C. Foley, MBA, Southern MN Area Health Education Center
Pam B. Cosby, MPA, Urban MN Area Health Education Center
Meghan R. Reedy, MS, University of MN School of Dentistry
Neely M. Snyder, Program Coordinator, Urban MN Area Health Education Center

 


Speakers
NM

Neely M. Snyder, Program Coordinator

Urban MN Area Health Education Center
PC

Pam Cosby

Urban Minnesota AHEC
WC

Wendy C. Foley

Southern MN Area Health Education Center
MR

Meghan R. Reedy

U of MN School of Dentistry


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon K

3:45pm

Single Session - Rural Ethical Situations: Resources for Developing Continuing Education Programs for Healthcare Providers

Abstract: This presentation focusing on rural bioethics offers information for AHEC directors, staff and board members in their personal lives. The information also can be used to design and implement AHEC-sponsored continuing education programs on bioethics for health care providers who work with rural clients. 

 

Presented By:
Angeline Bushy, University of Central Florida & NEFLAHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon D

3:45pm

Single Session - Schools Increase Access to Obesity Prevention Programming: Healthy, Smart Children through AHEC-led Initiatives

Abstract: To address the high prevalence of childhood obesity, The Florida Keys AHEC, Inc. has been leading implementation of an evidence-based obesity prevention model that is implemented in the school setting to enhance access to important obesity prevention information in the region it serves.

 

Presented By:
Michael Cunningham, Florida Keys Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Danielle Hollar, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Michelle Lombardo, The OrganWise Guys


Speakers
MC

Michael Cunningham

Florida Keys Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
DH

Danielle Hollar

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
ML

Michelle Lombardo

The OrganWise Guys


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 12

3:45pm

Single Session - The Role of AHECs in Physician Performance Improvement

Abstract: AHEC are constantly being asked to show how continuing education programs impact clinicians in their daily practices. The PROTECT (Supporting AppROpriate ImmunizaTions Across the agE SpeCTrum) Performance Improvement (PI) CME activity offered through AHECs in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas accomplished this goal. Clinicians involved had the opportunity to analyze how their practice as a whole are doing regarding immunizations.

 

Presented By:
Ted Bruno, MD, The France Foundation
Lois Colburn, Center for Cont Ed UNMC
Sarah C Cunningham, Central Nebraska AHEC


Speakers
TB

Ted Bruno, MD

The France Foundation
LC

Lois Colburn

Center for Continuing Education UNMC
SC

Sarah C Cunningham

Central Nebraska AHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon L

3:45pm

Single Session - Transition to Residency: An Advising Series Added to Clinical Training

Abstract: The Transition to Residency (T2R) Series is a career advising program at the Northeast Iowa AHEC offering necessary and valuable guidance to the medical students at their year-long clinical training site during this critical time in their career decision-making.  

Presented By:
Brienna Decker, Northeast Iowa Area Health Education Center


Speakers
BD

Brienna Decker

Clinical Outreach Coordinator, NEI AHEC
Northeast Iowa AHEC |   | Brienna Decker, M. Ed., came to be the Clinical Outreach Coordinator at the Northeast Iowa AHEC with experience in Academic and Career Advising at Iowa universities and community colleges. Working with medical students, she quickly saw the need for such guidance to be given to these students during their advanced studies and high-demand clinical years. Through research, she specifically tailored her expertise to the... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon J

5:15pm

TBI-PHI Workgroup Meeting
Speakers
CG

Carol Giffin Jeansonne, M. Ed., Ed.D.

Executive Director, WCAHEC


Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Conference Room 12

7:00pm

Networking Dinner (For Program/Center Directors)

A fun and exciting networking opportunity awaits Center and Program Directors at the Barriba Cantina.  Menu consists of a genuine Texas BBQ and includes Chicken, Brisket, Homemade Potatoe Salad, Cole Slaw, Beans, Chips and Salsa, Praline Desert, House Bread, Tea.  (Cash Bar is avaialble)  Thsi will be in a private dining area on the upper level.

Restaurant is 3 blocks from the hotel, so you can choose to walk to in on the Riverwalk level or street level, OR take a trolley.


http://www.barribacantina.com/

Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street #214, San Antonio, TX (210) 228-9876
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Located by NAO Registration Desk - Sponsored by MassAHEC

Sponsored by MassAHEC, computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café near the NAO Registration Desk - Meeting Room Level outside the NAO Exhibit Hall.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is goign on back home.
 
Internet Access Hours:
6:00am - 6:00 pm


Sponsors
avatar for MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

National AHEC Organization thanks the MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School for their generous donation of our Cyber Cafe.   OUR MISSION |   | The mission of the Massachusetts AHEC Network is to increase access to quality health care through the development of community-academic educational partnerships.     GOALS | | AHEC's goal is to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals with an... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Desk

6:30am

Conference Registration

The NAO Conference Registration Desk will be open daily.

 

Hours of Operation
Sunday, July 29th - 11:00AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 30th - 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 2nd - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:30am - 4:30pm
Registration Desk

7:30am

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Hours - Wednesday, August 1st - 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:30am - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

8:45am

Double Session - Future Health Professionals of Oregon: Coordinating a Rural High School Health Careers Program - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: Future Health Professionals of Oregon (FHPO) was developed by Northeast Oregon AHEC as an after-school health occupations course. Today, FHPO has grown into a regional distance-learning program offered to every student in 48 schools. Participants will be guided through the process of program development, involving school, community and mentor support, and creating a sustainable program in a rural area. 

 

Presented By:
Amy Dunkak, Northeast Oregon AHEC
Brenna Dunlap, Northeast Oregon AHEC



Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon A

8:45am

Double Session - Implementing the Collegiate Health Service Corps Program Model throughout NAO - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: NHSC funded the pilot replication of Connecticut AHEC’s Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) Program throughout AHEC Centers in five states. The components of the CHSC allow for consistency in content and outcome while the model is flexible and allows for a variety of implementation strategies. Session one will present the program’s mission and goals and its components, and session two will share how the CHSC program was implemented across the five pilot states as a coordinated NAO effort.  

Presented By:
Victoria A. Lowe, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
Maritza Rosado, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
Catherine Wagner, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.



Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon C

8:45am

Single Session - Georgia AHECs Go the Distance with Distance Learning

Abstract:  HealthTecdl is a statewide distance learning program utilized by the Georgia AHECs to support health professionals and strengthen services provided by nonprofit health organizations in Georgia. The presenters will share how this program along with the extensive evaluation process contribute to the Centers’ sustainability plans. 

 

Presented By: 
Kathy P English, Three Rivers AHEC
Sheila G Harrison, Foothills AHEC
Michelle Huskey, Southwest Georgia AHEC
Mary Kate Pung, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC


Speakers
avatar for Kathy P English

Kathy P English

Center Director, Three Rivers AHEC
Three Rivers AHEC
SG

Sheila G Harrison

Foothills AHEC
MH

Michelle Huskey

Southwest Georgia AHEC
MK

Mary Kate Pung

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon L

8:45am

Single Session - Implementing a Family Medicine Residency Integrated and Longitudinal Curriculum in Health Literacy

Abstract: Southern Regional AHEC’s health literacy curriculum has increased family medicine residents’ use of good communication techniques. This presentation will describe the curriculum, implementation, evaluation strategies, lessons learned, and outcomes achieved. Conference attendees will receive practical tools to aid in implementing a health literacy curriculum in their respective residency programs. 

 

Presented By: 
Dan Marlowe, Southern Regional AHEC
Lisa Oslen Kilburn, Southern Regional AHEC
Russet Rogers, Southern Regional AHEC


Speakers
LO

Lisa Oslen Kilburn

Southern Regional AHEC
RR

Russet Rogers

Southern Regional AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon D

8:45am

Single Session - Integrating Students into Community-Based Projects

Abstract: Wisconsin AHEC places numerous students into community-based projects. This session compares/contrasts regional experiences with placements of graduate students (medical, nursing, public health) and undergrads interested in community health. Includes: lessons learned; assessment measures; best practices for matching students with appropriate projects; tips for launching partnerships; and long-term sustainable project ideas. 

 

Presented By: 
Jann Brill, MS Ed, Northwest Wisconsin AHEC
Martha McCabe, MS Ed, Scenic Rivers AHEC (Wisconsin)
Keri Robbins, MS Ed, Wisconsin AHEC


Speakers
JB

Jan Brill

Northwest Wisconsin AHEC
avatar for Keri S Robbins, MS Ed.

Keri S Robbins, MS Ed.

Assistant Director, WI AHEC Program, Wisconsin AHEC
MM

Martha McCabe

Scenic Rivers AHEC (Wisconsin)


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon K

8:45am

Single Session - Preparing Students for Health Careers: Effective Models and Incremental Outcomes

Abstract:  Three enrichment models (health career clubs, one-time events, and experiential learning) will be evaluated. Assessment tools and results related to student interest and intent to pursue a health career, knowledge gained, and perception of benefits will be shared, and strategies to measure short and long term outcomes will be explored. 

 

Presented By: 
Elaine B Owens, Wake AHEC


Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Conference Room 1&2

8:45am

Single Session - Project FoReVeR (Family Resilience among Veterans Returned from OEF/OIF)

Abstract:  In the South Central Texas AHEC Region, over 200K veterans have or will return to their families and communities from OEF/OIF. It is incumbent that we are prepared as researchers and community outreach agencies to link our knowledge and share it with all concerned, especially with those who serve Veterans with significant mental health issues. 

 

Presented By: 
Paula Winkler,  M.Ed., Director, South Central Tx  AHEC
Erin Finley, PhD MPH, Research Health Scientist, Veterans Evidence-based Research, Dissemination, & Implementation Center (VERDICT)South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Drew Russell,  Research Area Specialist – Intermediate, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine - Epidemiology


Speakers
PW

Paula Winkler, M.Ed., Director,

South Central TX AHEC
EF

Erin Finley, PhD MPH, Research Health Scientist

Veterans Evidence-based Research, Dissemination, & Implementation Center (VERDICT)South Texas Veterans Health Care System
DR

Drew Russell, Research Area Specialist

Intermediate, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine - Epidemiology


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Conference Room 3&4

8:45am

Single Session - The South Carolina AHEC’s Journey of Managing Data Collection: Moving Toward Outcomes Data

Abstract:  Accurate outcomes data first requires accurate data collection. The South Carolina AHEC has developed and implemented a system of centralized databases that improve data accuracy and reduce the overall burden of data collection. Along with outcomes centered data modeling, the SC AHEC system lays the groundwork for successful outcomes measurement. 

 

Presented By: 
Steve D Boulanger, South Carolina AHEC
Deborah Stier Carson, South Carolina AHEC
Angelica E Christie, South Carolina AHEC
Ragan A DuBose-Morris, South Carolina AHEC
David R Garr, South Carolina AHEC


Speakers
SD

Steve D Boulanger

South Carolina AHEC
DS

Deborah Stier Carson

South Carolina AHEC
AE

Angelica E Christie

South Carolina AHEC
avatar for Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

Director, Office for Telehealth Education, South Carolina AHEC
Ragan DuBose-Morris, PhD, is the Director of the Office of Telehealth Education for the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium and an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.
DR

David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon M

8:45am

Single Session - TruServe: Using Technology to Evaluate Impact

Abstract:  With many non-profits around the country facing budget cuts, showing impact is as crucial as ever. This session will address the importance of tracking and how TruServe, a product used and designed by the UND Center for Rural Health, can aid in showing impact through custom reports, charts, and maps. 

 

Presented By: 
Mark Barclay, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health


Speakers
MB

Mark Barclay

TruServe coordinator at the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. TruServe is a web-based tracking system that allows organizations to capture customized data measures and produce reports, charts, and maps showing their impact.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon J

8:45am

A-TrACC Project for the Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service Members & Families

A-TrACC Project for the Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service Members & Families

Tues. July 31 from 1:45 to 5:45 pm (4 hours)
Wed. Aug. 1 from 8:45 to 9:45 am (1 hour)

  • 5-Hour Workshop to be Held During the NAO Conference
  • Participants MUST attend all Sessions
  • Separate Pre-Registration is Required
  • Email info@atracc.org to sign up or for more information.

Come experience the training that 220 of your colleagues from 122 AHEC Centers have already attended. Learn how to organize continuing education programming for civilian healthcare providers on the behavioral/mental health issues of veterans and service members returning from combat. 

Agenda:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1:45pm   Military Culture
2:15pm   Behavioral Health Issues
2:45pm   Boots on the Ground
3:30pm   Break
3:45pm   Why Educate Civilian Healthcare Professionals?
4:00pm   How to Manage Your CE Event
5:45pm   Adjourn

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
8:45am   Signs and Symptoms of TBI
9:45am   Adjourn

Speakers:
Sheryl Pacelli, M.Ed., Train-the-Trainer Coordinator, AHEC Veterans Mental Health Project, A-TrACC
Bob Goodale, B.S., M.B.A., Director, Citizen Soldier Support Program
James P. Kelly, B.A., M.A., M.D., Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Kyle Peplinski, MA, Public Health Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions



Centers nationwide are already offering continuing education programs to health professionals in their service regions. It’s not too late for you to support this initiative.

 

Register to attend the 5-hour workshop while you are in San Antonio for the NAO Conference. Contact info@atracc.org to register.

Please Note:  Presentations will be shared when cleared by HRSA. 


This project is supported by HRSA Contract No. HHSH250200900063C/0004 to the National AHEC Organization - 09/30/2011.  Attending equips your center to participate in the nationwide AHEC commitment to the A-TrACC Veterans Mental Health Project.  Please note, you will not be eligible to receive the additional financial assistance offered earlier this year to those who attended one of the 10 regional workshops held in January/February/March.


Speakers
BG

Bob Goodale, B.S., M.B.A.

Director, Citizen Soldier Support Program
JP

James P. Kelly, B.A., M.A., M.D.

Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence
SP

Sheryl Pacelli, M.Ed.

Train-the-Trainer Coordinator, AHEC Veterans Mental Health Project, A-TrACC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon B

9:45am

Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

Morning Break will be held in the Exhibit Hall


Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:45am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Double Session - Future Health Professionals of Oregon: Coordinating a Rural High School Health Careers Program - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: Future Health Professionals of Oregon (FHPO) was developed by Northeast Oregon AHEC as an after-school health occupations course. Today, FHPO has grown into a regional distance-learning program offered to every student in 48 schools. Participants will be guided through the process of program development, involving school, community and mentor support, and creating a sustainable program in a rural area. 

 

Presented By:
Amy Dunkak, Northeast Oregon AHEC
Brenna Dunlap, Northeast Oregon AHEC



Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A

10:30am

Double Session - Implementing the Collegiate Health Service Corps Program Model throughout NAO - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: NHSC funded the pilot replication of Connecticut AHEC’s Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) Program throughout AHEC Centers in five states. The components of the CHSC allow for consistency in content and outcome while the model is flexible and allows for a variety of implementation strategies. Session one will present the program’s mission and goals and its components, and session two will share how the CHSC program was implemented across the five pilot states as a coordinated NAO effort.  

Presented By:
Victoria A. Lowe, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
Maritza Rosado, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
Catherine Wagner, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.



Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Single Session - Facilitating Inter-Professional Teamwork to Improve Quality of Care

Abstract:  Hear about one AHEC's link to a Community Health Center and how partnering to create an environment of continuous quality improvement for inter-professional teams led to performance improvement. 

Presented By: 
Paula Smith, Southern NH AHEC


Speakers
PS

Paula Smith

Southern NH AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room 3&4

10:30am

Single Session - Helping AHECs Build Capacity in Identifying and Treating Military Traumatic Brain Injury

Abstract: This presentation describes creative strategies that AHEC staff can use to assist civilian healthcare providers in effectively identifying and treating complex mild traumatic brain injury in returning service members. 

 

Presented By:
Victoria Youcha, WETA


Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

Single Session - InformedCaring.org: Your Portal to Information Resources for Health Professionals

Abstract:  InformedCaring.org is a web portal maintained by Wisconsin AHEC and designed to serve those working in local health departments, community health centers, and others providing health services in rural and underserved communities in Wisconsin. This presentation will include lessons learned, evaluation efforts, and applying these concepts in other states. 

 

Presented By: 
Mandy LB Meloy, Wisconsin AHEC Statewide Program Office


Speakers
ML

Mandy LB Meloy

Wisconsin AHEC Statewide Program Office


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon K

10:30am

Single Session - Integrating Health Literacy into a Healthcare System

NAO would like to thank AACOM for sponsoring this session.

Abstract: A seemingly simple Health Literacy initiative led to the unraveling of the complex needs intertwined within a healthcare system. This program will discuss the projects and innovative ways to address issues to integrate health literacy to its fullest extent in a rural healthcare system and community. 

 

Presented By:
Karen F. Rogers, Franklin Memorial Hospital


Speakers
KF

Karen F. Rogers

Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington Maine, Director of Education and Western Maine AHEC | Education UCONN (BSN), U Pittsburgh (MSN)Neuro - CNS, 35 years of practice in nursing, collegiate education, school nursing, acute care through rehab. Currently I wear many hats - anything relating to education of employees including providers, students and also our patients. I love outdoor activities such as kayaking, nordic skiing and hiking. I have a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for AACOM

AACOM

ABOUT AACOM | The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) was founded in 1898 to lend support and assistance to the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. Having grown from a handful of college administrators a century ago, the organization today represents the administration, faculty and students of all of the osteopathic medical colleges in the... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Single Session - Moving from Multi-Professional to Interprofessional Training Programs: AHECs Respond Across the Nation

Abstract:  This presentation defines interprofessional education and collaborative practice and discusses how AHECs integrate and deliver interprofessional education (IPE)programs. Models of successful programs are presented, stimulating dialogue about desired outcomes and potential strategies for AHECs interested in implementing IPE programs. 

 

Presented By: 
Elyse Perweiler, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM)
David Pole, St. Louis University


Speakers
EP

Elyse Perweiler

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM)
DP

David Pole

St. Louis University


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room 1&2

10:30am

Single Session - Planning and Implementing an Annual Interprofessional Primary Care Week Program

Abstract:  The South Carolina AHEC has the unique opportunity to highlight the importance of primary care through the facilitation of the observance of National Primary Care Week (NPCW) at the Medical University of South Carolina. We will explain the process of developing a NPCW program, securing sponsors, and identifying presentation topics. 

 

Presented By: 
Kristin C Cochran, MHA, BBA, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
David R Garr, MD, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium


Speakers
KC

Kristin C. Cochran, MHA

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
DR

David R Garr

South Carolina AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon M

10:30am

Single Session - SCRUBS/RUN2Nursing: A "pipeline" program to increase diversity in the nursing workforce

Abstract:  Georgia Southern University School of Nursing and the Magnolia Coastlands AHEC designed SCRUBS/ Run2Nursing, whose goal is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds by providing activities in three focus areas: • retention activities • pre-entry preparation • scholarships and stipends  

 

Presented By: 
Lisa M Hunt, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Mary K Pung, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC


Speakers
LM

Lisa M Hunt

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
MK

Mary K Pung

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon J

10:30am

Single Session - So what? One states journey toward answering that question through evaluation

Abstract:  There is no single method we can use to describe and evaluate AHEC programming. The goal for this workshop is to share with others the new Evaluation Guide toolkit that Indiana AHEC network created to help collect evaluation measures in a more unified manner across the state. 

 

Presented By: 
Louise Anderson, RN, MSN, West Central Indiana AHEC
Mary Ross, MSW, Northeast Indiana AHEC
Jennifer Taylor, MPH, MCHES, Indiana AHEC Network


Speakers
LA

Louise Anderson, RN, MSN

West Central Indiana AHEC
MR

Mary Ross, MSW

Northeast Indiana AHEC
avatar for Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Visiting Research Associate, Indiana AHEC
Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH is a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, the Assistant Director for Research and Scholarship for the IU Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice, and the Associate Director for Evaluation with the Indiana Area Health Education Network. Dr. Taylor earned a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Master of Public Health from... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon L

11:45am

Lunch with Keynote Speaker - The Healthy Humorist - Brad Nieder, M.D.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COLORADO AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT

 

Some call him the Funny Doctor. Some call him the Phunny Physician. Still others call him Ethyl. To most, though, he's known as The Healthy Humorist. He's Brad Nieder, M.D., a humor doctor and funny speaker who entertains, inspires, and enlightens audiences across the country with his unique blend of healthcare comedy and wellness advice. Dr. Brad will be delivering his great presentation at our conference and this is one not to miss!


Speakers
avatar for Brad Neider

Brad Neider

Some call him the Funny Doctor. Some call him the Phunny Physician. Still others call him Ethyl. To most, though, he's known as The Healthy Humorist. He's Brad Nieder, M.D., a humor doctor and funny speaker who entertains, inspires, and enlightens audiences across the country with his unique blend of healthcare comedy and wellness advice. Dr. Brad will be delivering his great presentation at our conference and it is one not to miss.  Who... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Colorado AHEC Program

Colorado AHEC Program

National AHEC Organization thanks the Colorado AHEC Program for their generous sponsorship. |   | Jack Westfall, Director | Dan Navarro, Deputy Director | Beth Ingram, Associate Director | Colorado AHEC Program | University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus | 13120 E. 19th Avenue, MS-F433 | Aurora, CO  80045 | 303-724-0348


Wednesday August 1, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Salon E&F

1:15pm

Double Session - Increasing Community Based Health Promotion Through the Family Health History to Enhance Communication Between Patient and Provider in a Primary Care Setting - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: Utilizing the community network of the South Central AHEC, a partnership was established with an experienced researcher at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to increase the capacity of the community at large to become aware of the importance of their family health history to increase communication with their primary care provider about familial health risks.  

Presented By:
Paula Winkler, South Central AHEC


Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon A

1:15pm

Double Session - Med-POWER Medical Dental Providing Opportunities with Education and Research - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:15 to 2:15 pm and Part 2 runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Abstract: Med-POWER exposes college participants to dentistry and medicine; giving training in developing research proposals addressing health disparities in their communities, for the purpose of developing competitive applicants for dental and medical schools. Students participate in 180 hours of writing assistance, consultation, library research, literature review, health disparities education, rural and under-served health care needs and clinical shadowing in rural and urban medical facilities. 

Presented By:
Jeannie D. DiClementi, IPFW, Purdue University
Mary K Ross, Northeast Indiana AHEC



Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon C

1:15pm

Double Session - Training of CHW Supervisors: A Critical Element in Supporting and Integrating the CHW Workforce - Part 1

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:15 to 2:15 pm and Part 2 runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Abstract: This interactive session highlights the critical role of CHW supervision, discussing unique characteristics of CHW supervision as well as techniques to provide supportive and effective CHW supervision. The session introduces strategies to achieve clinical team integration, as well as the importance of incorporating training in credentialing and systems redesign efforts.  

Presented By:
Joanne L. Calista, Central MA AHEC, Inc.
Tatyana Gorodetsky, Central MA AHEC, Inc.
Carl H Rush, University of Texas – Houston, Institute for Health Policy


Speakers
JL

Joanne L. Calista

Central MA AHEC, Inc.
TG

Tatyana Gorodetsky

Central MA AHEC, Inc
CH

Carl H Rush

University of Texas – Houston, Institute for Health Policy


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon B

1:15pm

Single Session - A Collaborative Model for Interprofessional Learning in Primary Care: Their Future, Our Responsibility

Abstract: The Northwest Indiana AHEC took the lead in forming an interprofessional education collaborative and the subsequent development and implementation of a training model. The planning process and results of a pilot which included multiple health professions students at a CHC in February of 2012 will be shared. 

 

Presented By: 
Richard D Kiovsky, MD, FAAFP, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN-AHEC Network
Lynn T Olszewski, Northwest Indiana AHEC


Speakers
RD

Richard D Kiovsky, MD, FAAFP

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN-AHEC Network
LT

Lynn T Olszewski, RN, MSA

Purdue Calumet - Northwest Indiana AHEC
Lynn Olszewski, RN, MSA, director of the Northwest Indiana AHEC, received undergraduate degrees in science and nursing and completed her graduate studies in not for profit healthcare administration at University of Notre Dame. As a former staff nurse, manager, and vice president, she is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare services for patients.  A past president of the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality, she currently... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon K

1:15pm

Single Session - Building Sustainable Community Health Worker Partnership Models

Abstract: In a world of shrinking resources, partnership is a key word. Participants will learn ways to partner with community and faith based organizations to create and sustain effective Community Health Worker programs. This presentation will cover successes and challenges, the roles each partner plays, effective strategies to work together and the potential to generate revenue.  

 

Presented By: 
Ansley Mora, Tobacco Training & Education Coordinator, Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc.


Speakers
AM

Ansley Mora

Community Relations & Education Coordinator, Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon J

1:15pm

Single Session - Ensuring Sustainability by Leveraging Opportunities Created by the Changing Healthcare Landscape

Abstract: Though a case study analysis of the impact of The Joint Commission’s new Standards for Patient Centered Communication, gain insight on how changes in the healthcare landscape give rise to new needs, providing AHEC organizations opportunities to develop new programs to meet them, increasing the organizations’ scope and ensuring sustainability.

 

Presented By: 
Dallice Joyner, Northern Virginia AHEC


Speakers
DJ

Dallice Joyner

Northern Virginia AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

1:15pm

Single Session - Future Leaders; Engaging students to assume leadership roles NOW

Abstract: The session will look and explore how the West Texas AHEC program is using a Leadership Conference as a capstone experience for high-school aged students to retain and recruit tomorrow's healthcare workforce. 

 

Presented By: 
Chris Felton, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/West Texas AHEC Program


Speakers
CF

Chris Felton, M.B.A, M.S.

Associate Director, TTUHSC AHEC
West Texas AHEC Program; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 12

1:15pm

Single Session - Highlighting the Capacity of the National AHEC Network

Abstract: This one-hour session will highlight the capacity of the National AHEC network to conduct trainings on vital national health issues and its capacity to reach a diverse audience of practicing health professionals. The session will be led by Robert Trachtenberg, NAO Executive Director. 

 

Presented By: 
Robert M. Trachtenberg, National AHEC Organization


Speakers
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon M

1:15pm

Single Session - Pathway to Med School: Success Story for Rural Students

Abstract: Through the development of an academically-sponsored and clinically-significant premed internship, the SOWEGA-AHEC fosters an early interest in primary care medicine, and also hopes to bring local premed college students back to southwest Georgia, a medically underserved area, to practice after the completion of their medical education and residency training. 

 

Presented By: 
Pam Reynolds, MN, MEd, SOWEGA-AHEC
Janice A Shiver, SOWEGA-AHEC



Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon D

1:15pm

Single Session - The AHEC-Public Health Partnership: Improving the Health of Populations

Abstract:  Public health needs to be incorporated into the fabric of health professions education. AHECs can make significant contributions by recognizing this need and partnering with public health educators and practitioners to provide community-based experiences that will help prepare the future health workforce to better address the health needs of populations. 

 

Presented By: David R Garr, M.D., South Carolina AHEC


Speakers
DR

David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 3&4

1:15pm

Single Session - The South Carolina Health Careers Program: Using Technology to Create Innovative Experiences for High School Students

Abstract: The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program (HCP) is designed to develop academically proficient and self-confident future health care professionals. This workshop outlines the use of technology to expand the delivery of health career exploration opportunities, and the design of best practices to support programmatic quality and expansion. 

 

Presented By: 
Deborah S Carson, Pharm.D., South Carolina AHEC
Natasha Chatman, M.Ed., Lowcountry AHEC
Angelica E Christie, M.Ed., G.C.D.F.I, South Carolina AHEC
Erica Davis, B.S., Mid-Carolina AHEC
LaToya Dodson, B.S., G.C.D.F, Upstate AHEC
David R Garr, M.D., South Carolina AHEC
Tavy Smalls, Pee Dee AHEC


Speakers
DS

Deborah S Carson, Pharm.D.

South Carolina AHEC
NC

Natasha Chatman, M.Ed.

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center
avatar for Angelica E. Christie

Angelica E. Christie

Director, Health Careers Program, South Carolina AHEC
Angelica Ellman Christie, MEd, is Director of the SC AHEC Health Careers Program. As director, her responsibilities include developing and providing oversight of pre-health student programs and activities. She earned a MEd from Clemson University in Student Affairs, and is currently pursuing an EdD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with Walden University. Angelica holds an academic appointment in the Medical University of South... Read More →
ED

Erica Davis, B.S.

Mid-Carolina AHEC
DR

David R Garr

South Carolina AHEC
TS

Tavy Smalls

Pee Dee AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon L

2:30pm

Double Session - Increasing Community Based Health Promotion Through the Family Health History to Enhance Communication Between Patient and Provider in a Primary Care Setting - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 8:45 to 9:45am and Part 2 runs from 10:30am - 11:30 am

 

Abstract: Utilizing the community network of the South Central AHEC, a partnership was established with an experienced researcher at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to increase the capacity of the community at large to become aware of the importance of their family health history to increase communication with their primary care provider about familial health risks.  

Presented By:
Paula Winkler, South Central AHEC


Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A

2:30pm

Double Session - Med-POWER Medical Dental Providing Opportunities with Education and Research - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:15 to 2:15 pm and Part 2 runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Abstract: Med-POWER exposes college participants to dentistry and medicine; giving training in developing research proposals addressing health disparities in their communities, for the purpose of developing competitive applicants for dental and medical schools. Students participate in 180 hours of writing assistance, consultation, library research, literature review, health disparities education, rural and under-served health care needs and clinical shadowing in rural and urban medical facilities. 

Presented By:
Jeannie D. DiClementi, IPFW, Purdue University
Mary K Ross, Northeast Indiana AHEC



Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:30pm

Double Session - Training of CHW Supervisors: A Critical Element in Supporting and Integrating the CHW Workforce - Part 2

Part 1 of this session runs from 1:15 to 2:15 pm and Part 2 runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Abstract: This interactive session highlights the critical role of CHW supervision, discussing unique characteristics of CHW supervision as well as techniques to provide supportive and effective CHW supervision. The session introduces strategies to achieve clinical team integration, as well as the importance of incorporating training in credentialing and systems redesign efforts.  

Presented By:
Joanne L. Calista, Central MA AHEC, Inc.
Tatyana Gorodetsky, Central MA AHEC, Inc.
Carl H Rush, University of Texas – Houston, Institute for Health Policy


Speakers
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Joanne L. Calista

Central MA AHEC, Inc.
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Tatyana Gorodetsky

Central MA AHEC, Inc
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Carl H Rush

University of Texas – Houston, Institute for Health Policy


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

Single Session - "Letters From Home" - Improving Healthcare by bringing our best back home.

Abstract: This session will highlight an ongoing program at the Northeast KY AHEC entitled, "Letters From Home". This program works collaboratively with in-state Universities, local hospitals, and our AHEC, which has a 17-county service area. The purpose of the program is to continue the pipeline from beginning to retention in hopes to change rural healthcare by raising/teaching these medical students in the rural area and bringing them back to practice. This program follows students through their medical education by staying in touch and sending information about new and exciting events/programs going on in the region. The reason for the "Letters From Home" program is to decrease the shortage of physicians in rural areas. 

 

Presented By:
Julie B. Stephens, Northeast Kentucky AHEC


Speakers
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Julie B. Stephens

Northeast Kentucky AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon K

2:30pm

Single Session - AHEC Can Unscramble the Alphabet Soup of Quality Initiatives for Providers

Abstract: The changing healthcare environment creates rich opportunities for AHEC to guide physicians through the process of performance improvement measure selection maximizing incentive program participation and improving quality through harnessing the power of data in their electronic health record. Focus will be on quality measure selections based on practice specific goals and current incentive opportunities.

 

Presented By:
Deborah L Dirkse, NW AHEC Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medina E Wilson, NW AHEC Wake Forest School of Medicine


Speakers
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Medina E Wilson

NW AHEC Wake Forest School of Medicine


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon M

2:30pm

Single Session - AHEC Rural Based Integrated Clerkships: Lesson Learned

Abstract: This presentation will address the lessons we have learned over the last decade in developing, implementing and sustaining our rural based clerkship program.

 

Presented By:
Jamie T. Anderson, Northeastern Nevada AHEC
Corinne (Cory) Martin, Northeastern Nevada AHEC


Speakers
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Jamie T. Anderson

Northeastern Nevada AHEC
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Corinne M. Martin, MS, MA

Education Coordinator, University of Nevada School of Medicine Outreach Center


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room 12

2:30pm

Single Session - Community Health Workers: Population-Based Strategy Access To Care

Abstract: To foster access to and use of preventive services, linking community and clinical efforts is emphasized, a role that AHECs can facilitate via Community Health Worker training as they partner with health departments, hospitals, academic institutions, community-based agencies, and the aging services network. 

 

Presented By:
Martha Chavis, Camden AHEC


Speakers
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Martha Chavis

Camden AHEC


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room 1&2

2:30pm

Single Session - Interactive Interaction with Students: Real-time Results

Abstract: This presentation will show how the West Texas AHEC program is utilizing an audience response system in a large setting. The session will showcase early results that the West Texas AHEC program has had in implementing the system across their 105 county service region in rural West Texas. 

 

Presented By:
Chris Felton, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/ West Texas AHEC Program


Speakers
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Chris Felton, M.B.A, M.S.

Associate Director, TTUHSC AHEC
West Texas AHEC Program; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

2:30pm

Single Session - Money, Margins and Mission: Understanding and Analyzing Nonprofit Financial Statements

Abstract: As organizations operate in an environment with funding challenges and increased oversight from regulatory bodies, it is important for managers to achieve financial literacy. The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a basic understanding of financial statements, annual audits and financial ratios. 

 

Presented By:
John True, Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center


Speakers
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John True

Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon J

2:30pm

Single Session - NAO Aurora LIGHTS

Abstract: Aurora LIGHTS is a comprehensive health career pipeline program for disadvantaged students run by the Colorado AHEC. It is a an example of a successful Academic-community partnership that has impacted over 1,000 students in the preschool through graduate school pathway over the past four years.

 

Presented By:
Allegra Melillo


Speakers

Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room 3&4

2:30pm

Single Session - Partners in the Workforce Investment Act’s Youth Program to Enhance the Healthcare Pipeline

Abstract: The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) One-Stop System offers a Youth Program which assists with long-term career planning through career exploration, job readiness training, tutoring, mentoring and guidance counseling. The South Carolina AHEC is partnering with the WIA One-Stop System to increase the number of minority/underserved students entering the healthcare pipeline. 

 

Presented By:
Natasha Chatman, M.Ed., Lowcountry Area Health Education Center
LaToya Dodson, B.S., G.C.D.F., Upstate Area Health Education Center


Speakers
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Natasha Chatman, M.Ed.

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center
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LaToya Dodson, B.S., G.C.D.F.

Upstate Area Health Education Center


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon L

2:30pm

Single Session - Teaming with Rural Teachers for Career Promotion

Abstract: The AHECs partnered with the Kansas health career pathway program to strengthen the rural high school science curriculums and increase teachers’ knowledge of the academic preparation of health care professionals. Presenters will discuss two rural programs— Mini Medical School and Summer Teacher Externship programs—as well as measured outcomes. 

 

Presented By:
Erin Fletcher, University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Mary Beth Warren, University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers


Speakers
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Erin Fletcher

University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
MB

Mary Beth Warren

University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room 17 and 18

3:45pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

6:00pm

Off-Site Evening Reception

FREE TO ALL NAO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

 

NAO is very excited to have our Networking Reception at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures which is now in association with the Smithsonian Institution.  This event is being held on Wednesday evening, August 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  (Transportation provided).  This will be a very fun event with some entertainment, great food, and a very educational experience.  But most of all, you will be able to network with all of your colleagues from other AHEC’s, make new friends, and learn more about what others do within the AHEC network.  And most of all, it is FREE to all NAO conference attendees.

 

Exhibits and Collections at the Institute of Texan Cultures share and interpret the rich cultural tapestry that makes Texas what it is today.  Long-term and rotating exhibits present stories of Texans past and present, with an emphasis on the heritage of the many different peoples who chose to make this their home. Artifacts, both on exhibit and those in the collection, provide tangible links to these stories, and allow us to share experiences across time and space.


http://www.texancultures.com


Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures 801 E. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Thursday, August 2
 

6:00am

Cyber Cafe - Located by NAO Registration Desk - Sponsored by MassAHEC

Sponsored by MassAHEC, computers with internet access are available at the Cyber Café near the NAO Registration Desk - Meeting Room Level outside the NAO Exhibit Hall.  Check your e-mail, log in to your office and keep up-to-date with what is goign on back home.
 
Internet Access Hours:
6:00am - 12:00 pm


Sponsors
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MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School

National AHEC Organization thanks the MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School for their generous donation of our Cyber Cafe.   OUR MISSION |   | The mission of the Massachusetts AHEC Network is to increase access to quality health care through the development of community-academic educational partnerships.     GOALS | | AHEC's goal is to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals with an... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 6:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Desk

7:30am

Conference Registration

The NAO Conference Registration Desk will be open daily.

 

Hours of Operation
Sunday, July 29th - 11:00AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 30th - 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 2nd - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Thursday August 2, 2012 7:30am - 12:00pm
Registration Desk

8:00am

Breakfast with Keynote Speaker - Dr. Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P.
Speakers
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Dr. Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P.

Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P. | Office: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas | 1001 E. Lookout Drive | Richardson, Texas 75082 | Office: 972-766-3333 Cell:  214-794-6992 | eduardo_sanchez@bcbstx.com     Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Institute for Health Policy at The University of... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Salon E&F

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Single Session - CU-UNITE: Recruiting and Improving Distribution of Interprofessional Students Pursuing Careers in Serving the Urban Underserved

Abstract:  CU-UNITE (Colorado Urban Underserved Interprofessional health Training and Education) is a track at the University of Colorado with a focus on improving the distribution of and preparing future providers serving urban-underserved communities.  This track involves medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students in a robust longitudinal program.

 

 Presented By: 
Allegra Melillo


Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference Room 1&2

9:45am

Single Session - Using Nutrition and Meal Preparation to Empower Community Health

Abstract:  In 2011, Centennial AHEC and Western Colorado AHEC formed unique “satellite” partnerships with Cooking Matters™ focusing expansion efforts in Northern and Western Colorado. This presentation will focus on the success and challenges of implementing Cooking Matters in rural communities along with the new satellite partnership. 

 

 Presented By: 
Nora Testerman, MPH, Centennial AHEC
Anna Vickery, Centennial AHEC


Speakers
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Nora Testerman, MPH

Cooking Matters Program Coordinator, Centennial AHEC | | I love to work with diverse populations in the community and help people of all ages to work towards incorporating healthy lifestyles into their daily lives, such as physical activity and nutrition. My job involves recruiting and overseeing volunteers to assist with the Cooking Matters program and I'm continually impressed with the amazing people in the community who are willing to... Read More →
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Anna Vickery

Centennial AHEC


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon M

9:45am

Single Session - AHEC’s, Community Health Centers, and Medical Homes

Abstract:  The Central Counties AHEC in partnership with a community health center helped to initiate medical home programs designed to improve the primary care for at risk patient populations through the expansion of the clinical team. 

 

Presented By: 
Amber R Crist, Central Counties Area Health Education Center
Craig Robinson, Cabin Creek Health Systems


Speakers
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Amber R Crist

Central Counties Area Health Education Center
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Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is the head coach of Oregon State University’s men’s basketball team. In his fourth season, Robinson led the Beavers to their best season in decades, winning more than 20 games for the first time since 1989-90. Prior to OSU, he led Brown University to their best two-year record in history and was named Ivy League Coach of the Year. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller, A Game of Character... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45pm
Salon K

9:45am

Single Session - Calling it Quits: AHEC's Role in UF Achieving and Sustaining a Tobacco-Free Campus

Abstract:  UF AHEC assisted UF in implementing its tobacco-free policy, including cessation services for employees and students. Healthcare organizations recognize the costs of employees' tobacco use. Participants will learn how to tie the need for tobacco-free workplaces to cessation services to the mutual benefit of employers and AHEC. 

 

Presented By: 
Kathy L Nichols, University of Florida AHEC Program
Barbara E Richardson, University of Florida AHEC Program


Speakers
KL

Kathy L Nichols

University of Florida AHEC Program
BE

Barbara E Richardson

University of Florida AHEC Program


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45pm
Salon L

9:45am

Single Session - Meeting Healthcare Needs of the Underserved through Interprofessional Service Learning for Health Professions Students

Abstract:  This presentation will outline the interprofessional service learning program in place at the University of Washington School of Medicine, designed to provide students avenues for both meeting community needs and learning about the issues underserved communities face. Participants will learn the ways service learning can enhance educational outcomes, as well as essential elements for setting up successful service learning experiences for students.

 

Presented By: 
Lauren Henricksen, University of Washington School of Medicine Service – Learning Manager


Speakers
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Lauren Henricksen

University of Washington School of Medicine


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45pm
Salon C

9:45am

Single Session - Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore: The New CE

Abstract:  This session will outline KU Medical Centers statewide AHEC system’s approach to transitioning from the traditional continuing education model to a model that is focused on performance improvement, organizational development and outcome measures utilizing a variety of delivery technologies to reach rural providers. 

 

Presented By: 
MeLinda Lair, University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Lisa Stouffer, University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center


Speakers
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MeLinda Lair

University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
LS

Lisa Stouffer

University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:45am - 10:45pm
Salon J

11:00am

Exhibit Hall Move Out

All exhibits must be out by 2pm.


Thursday August 2, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall

11:15am

1:00pm

Post-Conference Field Experience Tour - Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston - Continuity of Care for Returning Veterans

Tour Description:

 

NOTE:  THIS TOUR IS LIMITED TO 35 PEOPLE.  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT DURING THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

 

Participants will tour The Center for the Intrepid (CFI) and the Fisher House at the Brooke Army Medical Center both located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas.  The CFI serves United States military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties.  The 60,000 square foot Center provides ample space and facilities for the rehabilitation needs of the patients and their caregivers.  It includes modern physical rehabilitation equipment and extensive indoor and outdoor facilities. The three missions of CFI include patient care, education and training, and research. The Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured service men and women receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center, a major Air Force medical facility.

 

The purpose of the field experience is to learn the continuity of care process for disabled service men and women as wounded warriors work to reach their fullest potential whether or not they return to active duty or civilian life. This is an opportunity for the AHEC Programs to become involved in returning veterans services that have been the focus of BHPr as of late and to act as a referral source to assist returning service men and women and their families as they transition back to their home state.

 

Participants will visit this renowned facility where wounded military heroes receive extensive rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary team of professionals and experts in medicine, behavioral medicine and occupational and physical therapists.  Participants will also visit the Fisher House where families are provided a caring and compassionate home while their loved ones undergo rehabilitative care.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the world-class state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility for wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
  2. Learn about the continuity of care process for United States military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties. 
  3. Explore the possibilities of working with programs facilitating the veterans’ transition to civilian life.

 

The bus will depart the Marriot Rivercenter  at 1:15pm.

1:55PM - Arrive at the Center for the Intrepid
2:00PM - Tour the Center for the Intrepid
                 Tour Guides:  Dr. Rebecca Hooper, CFI Program Manager
                                         Kathleen Rasmussen, Health Systems Specialist
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
2:50PM - Depart to Fisher House
3:00PM - Fisher House Tour
                 Tour Guides:  Rebecca Skinner, Fisher House Assistant Manager
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
3:40PM - Depart to Warrior and Family Support Center
3:50PM - Tour the Warrior and Family Support Center
                 Tour Guides:  Judith Markelz, WFSC Manager
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
4:30PM - Depart BAMC and return to hotel at approximately 4:30PM

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
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Adela N. Gonzalez, PhD, MPA

 Adela N. Gonzalez, PhD, MPA | Executive Director | Center for South Texas Programs and South Texas AHEC | University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | 7703 Floyd Curl Drive  MSC 7839 | San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900 | Phone: 210-567-7819 | Fax: 210-567-7820 | E-mail: gonzaleza10@uthscsa.edu


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston