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Sunday, June 26
 

10:00am

Conference Registration
Sunday June 26, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
Grand Registration

12:00pm

New Director Orientation Lunch with NAO Board Members
This lunch is for the attendees of the New Directors Orientation and the NAO Board of Directors.

Sunday June 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance West A

1:00pm

NAO Board of Directors Meeting
This a meeting of the NAO Board of Directors

Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room 15

1:00pm

New Director Orientation
This meeting is for new Center or Program Directors.  Advance registration is required.  



Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Rooms 12/13/14

3:00pm

Afternoon Break
Sunday June 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 12 - 15 Foyer

5:00pm

Poster/Exhibitor Setup
Sunday June 26, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Monday, June 27
 

6:00am

Registration Desk
Monday June 27, 2016 6:00am - 6:00pm
Grand Registration

7:00am

Poster Setup
Monday June 27, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Monday June 27, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:45am

Welcome - Opening Ceremonies - Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski - a visual goal setter – will kick off the conference by boosting our organizational genius. Patti captivates and inspires audiences, helping them tap into their innate creativity to identify compelling visions and craft bold plans. This TEDx speaker, critically acclaimed comic performer, writer and business consultant will provide an innovative visual keynote guaranteed to inspire employee and leadership creativity.


Monday June 27, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom North

10:00am

Move to Workshops
Monday June 27, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
On Own

10:15am

Workshop - A Targeted Approach to Encouraging Minority High School Students to Become PAs

The Physician Assistant Learner Support (PALS) program is a grant supported targeted intervention for high school students in rural, underserved and primarily minority Texas communities. The program goals are to attract African American and Hispanic students to PA careers and prepare them to enter training programs. While focused on the PA profession, the methodology is relevant to addressing disparities in workforce diversity in any health career.


Speakers
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Karen Brown, MAEd

Director, Texas AHEC East - Waco Region
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Tralisa Hall, M.Ed

Texas AHEC East-Waco Region
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Robbyn Michalka

Texas AHEC East
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Mavis Yarbrough, MA, MSW, CHWI

Texas AHEC East Piney Woods Region


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Rooms 12/13/14

10:15am

Workshop - Developing a Culture of Evaluation. Lessons learned from national AHEC promising practices survey.

The session will include a panel of AHEC Centers and AHEC Programs that incorporate the results of the recent National AHEC survey assessing emerging and promising evaluation practices for: a) Health careers promotion and preparation, b) Community-based student education and c) Professional education.


Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
avatar for Elyse Perweiler

Elyse Perweiler

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Elyse Perweiler, MPP, RN, Associate Professor, is Director of the New Jersey AHEC Program, Associate Director, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Director, New Jersey Geriatric Education Center.  Chair of the Program Directors Constituency Group and  the NAO Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force, she currently represents AHEC on the DHHS-HRSA Advisory... Read More →
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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom A

10:15am

Workshop - Eighth Grade Pilot Project-5 Years of Growth and Development
THANK YOU TO BIG BEND AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Eighth Grade Pilot Project was developed to engage middle school students in general health careers exploration and to prepare them to be successful in Mid-Carolina AHEC’s Health Careers Academy implemented in grades 9 - 12.  This feeder program implements health careers curriculum that will expose students to 3-5 disciplines. 

Speakers
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Erica L. Davis

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 4
  • Workshop Sponsor: BIG BEND AHEC

10:15am

Workshop - NAO’s Health Information Literacy Initiative and a Tale of Six Cities (Project SHARE)

THANK YOU TO CATSKILL HUDSON AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

This session will share the successes, challenges and other learning experiences of NAO and five AHEC awardees (but six sites) selected to participate in a year-long pilot project replicating a National Library of Medicine health literacy curriculum, Project SHARE (Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment.)


Speakers
avatar for Maritza Bond

Maritza Bond

Executive Director, Eastern CT AHEC, Inc.
In 2006, Maritza Bond joined Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Inc., where in 2012 was assigned as Executive Director. In this role, Bond provides leadership to educators, health care professionals, and community leaders to insure health care access and enhance the workforce in CT. | Bond is currently a Commissioner for Permanent Status of Women (PCSW). | She holds a Masters in Public Health with an MPA certificate in... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Chase

Rachel Chase

National Coordinator, NAO’s Teen Health Information Literacy Initiative.
Rachel Chase is the National Coordinator for NAO’s Teen Health Information Literacy initiative. Rachel has a Master's of public health from the University of Florida, resides in Florida, and was previously the Special Projects and Statewide Continuing Medical Education Director at Suwannee River AHEC for a period of nine years.


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 5
  • Workshop Sponsor: CATSKILL HUDSON AHEC

10:15am

Workshop - Operation: Dental Stand Down - How We Addressed Veterans Needs

THANK YOU TO INDIANA AHEC NETWORK FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Innovative dental program that benefits both students, Veterans, and the community. Special days are planned to address the dental needs of our US Veterans, who are one of our most vulnerable populations. Started in one clinic, then went regional and now is spreading across the State of Indiana.  Let's take this national!


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Behrens

Sandra Behrens

Director, NW Indiana AHEC
Sandy Behrens grew up in northwest Indiana and has worked in the healthcare profession for over 30 years.  She received her undergraduate degrees in nursing at Indiana University NW, and her BS degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia Southern where she also obtained her MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management.  She has held many positions; most recently as Executive Director of a large community health & dental center.  During that... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom B
  • Workshop Sponsor: INDIANA AHEC NETWORK

10:15am

Workshop - Partnering to Improve Interconception Health
THANK YOU TO LOW COUNTRY AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Lowcountry AHEC is collaborating with community-based and academic partners to improve the interconception health of African American women in five rural counties through nutrition and obesity prevention education. The results of this collaboration along with baseline and post-education BMIs, food diary results, and pre-post test data will be presented. 

Speakers
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Virginia Berry-White, LMSW

Family Solutions of the Low Country
avatar for Diane M. Mathews, M.S.

Diane M. Mathews, M.S.

Center Director, Lowcountry AHEC
Diane Mathews received her Master of Science in Health Professions Education from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has been with Lowcountry AHEC since 1997. Previously she was the associate director. As the Executive Director of Lowcountry AHEC, Diane is responsible for direction of Lowcountry AHEC programs and management of personnel... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 2
  • Workshop Sponsor: LOW COUNTRY AHEC

10:15am

Workshop - Plugging the Leaky Pipeline: Post-Secondary Internships to Promote Health Careers and Community Partnerships
Post-Secondary internships have become increasingly valuable to both students and employers.  Through college healthcare internships, students gain work experience, personal growth, and enhanced marketability.  Organizations gain access to knowledgeable and cost-effective labor, and prospective employees. This presentation will describe three AHEC-administered student internship programs targeting rural or under-served areas in southern Vermont, northeastern Kentucky, and Manhattan Staten Island

Speakers
avatar for Mary J. Mitchell, MPA

Mary J. Mitchell, MPA

Executive Director, Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
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Ashley Shelton

Health Careers Coordinator, Northeast Kentucky AHEC
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Susan P. White

Education Resource Coordinator, Southern Vermont AHEC
health internship program for post-secondary students;


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 3

10:15am

Workshop - Preliminary Evaluation of an IPE Training Initiative in Behavioral Health: The Integrated Community-based Behavioral Health Training Consortium

THANK YOU TO BALTIMORE AHEC, EASTERN SHORE AHEC AND AHEC WEST FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

ICBHTC is a one-year experience that provides students clinical, public health and policy exposure and IPE didactics.  A narrative description and preliminary evaluation ICBHTC will be presented. The evaluation includes satisfaction, knowledge and intent to practice measures. Barriers to achieving IPE and an IPE-based learning community will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Captain Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D

Captain Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D

SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Albert J. Pizza

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
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Judith V. Sayad

Illinois AHEC Network, University of Illinois at Chicago


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 10/11
  • Workshop Sponsor: BALTIMORE AHEC, EASTERN SHORE AHEC AND AHEC WEST

10:15am

Workshop - Preparing Community Health Workers to Address Behavioral Health in Primary Care
THANK YOU TO NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AHEC PROGRAM FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Texas AHEC East has created and piloted a training program designed to prepare CHWs to effectively enhance behavioral health services within the primary care setting.  Community Health Workers have traditionally played a role in the navigation of patients to appropriate care or resources and with minimal additional training can continue this role regarding behavioral health within the primary care setting. 

Speakers
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Leslie Hargrove

Texas AHEC East Coastal Region
SM

Shontel Minor

Texas AHEC East Coastal Region


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 8/9
  • Workshop Sponsor: NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AHEC PROGRAM

10:15am

Workshop - Steps to Success: Development and Implementation of a (C.I.P.E.) Continuing Interprofessional Educational Event

This presentation will include a discussion of the steps taken to plan, develop and implement a Continuing Interprofessional Educational learning event that effectively meets the needs of a geographic region.  A discussion and review of the learning model, development, and community outcomes will be provided.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer B. Borton, MSN, RN

Jennifer B. Borton, MSN, RN

Administrator, CME/QI, Southern Regional AHEC
LH

La-Lisa Hewett-Robinson

Adminstrator, Mental Heath CE, Southern Regional AHEC
avatar for Patricia J. Ness, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN

Patricia J. Ness, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN

Director Nursing Continuing Education/RN Refresher Coordinator, Southern Regional AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom C

10:15am

Workshop - Succession Planning ensures your organization's future...why haven't you developed a plan yet?

Succession planning is a key component of ensuring sustainability. Many organizations never address this need until a CEO announces a pending departure.  Correctly done, it is an ongoing process that raises the performance of all staff immediately.  In this presentation, learn how to get started and obtain resources to make the job easier.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Kate Pung, MSPH

Mary Kate Pung, MSPH

Center Director, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Mary Kate Pung, MSPH, is Center Director of Magnolia Coastlands AHEC, located on campus at Georgia Southern University. Under her 19 year leadership, MCAHEC has won several awards on state and national levels. Mary Kate has served on numerous boards and task forces, and is a past president of the Georgia Rural Health Association. Recently, the MCAHEC board and staff developed a new Strategic Plan, and during that process a need fora... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 15

10:15am

Workshop - Two innovative and inexpensive pipeline activities for high school and college students
THANK YOU TO CENTRAL NY AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Colorado AHEC Program Office designed two outreach programs that are offered throughout the year for high school and college-aged students, exposing these youth to health careers. These short-term activities have been successful in getting more diverse populations exposed to health careers and interested in continuing their education into healthcare.

Speakers
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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 16
  • Workshop Sponsor: CENTRAL NY AHEC

11:45am

Networking Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Jr.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Jr.

Congressman - Representing North Carolina's First District
Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Jr. is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina. Raised in Wilson, Congressman Butterfield spent his formative years attending Charles H. Darden High School and worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights Movement as a young adult. His parents were Dr. & Mrs. G. K. Butterfield, Sr. His father practiced dentistry for 50 years and served as one of North Carolina's first black elected officials since... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

11:45am

NAO Communications Committee Meeting
This is a meeting for members of the NAO Communications Committee.  Please look for your reserved table sign in the ballroom. 

Monday June 27, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

11:45am

NAO CORE Committee Meeting
This is a meeting for members of the NAO CORE Committee.  Please look for your reserved table sign in the ballroom. 

Monday June 27, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

11:45am

NAO Diversity Committee Meeting
This is a meeting for members of the NAO Diversity Committee.  Please look for your reserved table sign in the ballroom. 

Monday June 27, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

1:00pm

Move to Workshops
Monday June 27, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
On Own

1:15pm

1:15pm

1:30pm

Workshop - Health Careers Camps: Not Just For Summer Anymore

THANK YOU TO CENTRAL CT AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Career exploration, and subsequent planning of educational and life goals, is vital for high school students. However, traditional summer camp programs do not provide the proper timeframe structure for teenaged students due to the fact that many have summer jobs.  One possible solution is to teach them on THEIR time.


Speakers
JB

Joan Beatty, BA, TTS

Students Programs Coordinator, Gulfcoast South AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:05pm
Meeting Rooms 12/13/14
  • Workshop Sponsor: CENTRAL CT AHEC

1:30pm

Workshop - Bioinformatics and the Healthcare Workforce: Expanding the Scope of AHEC

THANK YOU TO MANHATTAN STATEN ISLAND AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Bioinformatics is in a period of rapid growth and genomics is becoming increasingly important to the life sciences and health care. Learn about a STEM career partnership, developed between AHEC and an Academic Institution that supports health care career paths for underrepresented and disadvantaged students. 


Speakers
avatar for Shannon M. Carlin-Menter, PhD

Shannon M. Carlin-Menter, PhD

Director of Evaluation, New York State AHEC System
As Director of Evaluation for NYS AHEC System, I oversee statewide evaluation efforts including measuring whether programs are successfully increasing the number of students from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds that are entering the health care workforce. I also serve as the Lead Evaluator for The National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo’s Department of Family... Read More →
DC

Danise C. Wilson

New York State AHEC System



Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 8/9
  • Workshop Sponsor: MANHATTAN STATEN ISLAND AHEC

1:30pm

Workshop - CE Program Planning from Inception to Delivery

Successful continuing education programs begin with successful planning! This presentation will walk through the process of program planning from beginning to end. This includes content creation, budgeting, logistics, working with partners and planning within credit guidelines. The presenters will share tips and tools for organizing and delivering a successful learning activity. 


Speakers
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Ruby L. Brown-Herring

Associate Director, Mental Health and Public Health Education, Wake AHEC
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Sherika A. HiSmith George

Assoiciate Director, Nursing, Wake AHEC
Sherika HiSmith George is the Associate Director of Nursing Education at Wake Area Health Education Center located in Raleigh, NC. Her primary roles and responsibilities revolve around program planning and implementation of continuing professional education. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health with a focus in Public Health Policy and Program from the University of South Florida.


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 10/11

1:30pm

Workshop - FaithHealth Supporters of Health
THANK YOU TO SUWANNEE RIVER AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Division of FaithHealth Ministries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem NC, created a new health role in 2013.  The Supporters of Health provide assistance to vulnerable patients.  They assist with many facets of patients’ lives and this program is showing progress in improving health and lowering costs.  With Northwest AHEC support, efforts are underway to develop 30 new Supporters within the 17-county AHEC region by summer 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Brown Ketner

Mona Brown Ketner

Northwest AHEC, Wake Forest School of Medicine
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Emily Viverette

Wake Forest Baptist Health


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Workshop Sponsor: SUWANNEE RIVER AHEC

1:30pm

Workshop - From the Mountains to the Hill: SWCAHEC Summer Health Careers Camps
SWCAHEC successfully engaged the community in hosting a safe, fun career-exploration for 8th-10th graders. Over 100 volunteers helped plan: hands-on learning, 1:1 time with professionals, mock trauma, tours, shadow experiences, and service projects. Outcomes showed increase in knowledge of health-career options; 30% reported the camp helped them decide on a health career! 

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen M. Mcinnis, RN, MS

Kathleen M. Mcinnis, RN, MS

Executive Director, Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Kathleen McInnis celebrates 30 years in the nursing profession this year! She obtained her BS in Nursing from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN and her MS in Community Health Nursing at the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center in Denver. She has had the opportunity to work in many settings: hospital, clinic, school nursing, medical-legal consulting, lactation education, teaching at the college level, and public health. Her... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 4

1:30pm

Workshop - High School to Healthcare- Innovative Pipeline Programming
Scenic Rivers AHEC will discuss the innovative, hands-on programming provided to high school students.  Participants will learn about health careers classroom presentations, Hands-on Health Career Exploration Days at local healthcare facilities, AHEConnect Mentor Program, multi-day summer camps, and more.  SRAHEC's use of online tools will also be discussed. 

Speakers
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Laura Pettersen, MS

Executive Director, Scenic Rivers AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 16

1:30pm

Workshop - Impacting Health of Rural and Underserved Populations through Interprofessional Education at the National Western Stock Show

Interprofessional healthcare greatly improves health outcomes for at risk populations.  Providing students opportunities for interprofessional education improves collaboration and quality patient care.  In 2015, 900 Health Professions students from CU Anschutz volunteered at the National Western Stock Show providing free screenings for adults and children from rural and underserved areas.


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Johnson Armstrong

Cindy Johnson Armstrong

Associate Director of Post Professional Programs, Colorado AHEC Program Office


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 15

1:30pm

Workshop - MESA: Engaging Health Professions and High School Students through Distance Learning
THANK YOU TO  MU AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Missouri AHEC Explorations in Science and Anatomy (MESA) program teams ATSU students and AHEC staff with regional Missouri AHECs to expose rural high school students to anatomy and physiology concepts and dissection. The presentation describes the MESA program and elements essential to program success. 

Speakers
BD

Becky Dawson

Northeast Missouri AHEC
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Janet Head, EdD, RN, MS

A.T. Still University


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 2
  • Workshop Sponsor: MU AHEC

1:30pm

Workshop - NC AHEC Passport: A Health Careers Preparation Tool for High School Students

The NC AHEC Program has designed a statewide tool to document high school student’s preparation for careers in healthcare.  The presentation will discuss the Passport process from the initial statewide needs assessment to the reaction from our first group of Passport completers and program partners. 


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd

Assistant Director, Health Careers & Diversity, Charlotte AHEC
Michelle Boyd was born in Columbia, SC where she attended the University of South Carolina and obtained her bachelor degree in business. She later moved to Charlotte, NC where she met and married her husband of 12 years. During that time, she fell in love with community workforce development initiatives. An educator at heart, Michelle agrees with Paulo Freire, world-renowned Brazilian educator, who believes that adults can change their lives... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Morriston, MPH

Dawn Morriston, MPH

Eastern AHEC
Dawn Morriston is the Director of Student Services, Public Health, and Special Projects at the Eastern Area Health Education Center located in Greenville, NC.  She received her undergraduate degree in Health Education from East Carolina University and her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill.  She has been with EAHEC for 12 years, and had 10 years’ experience in the hospital setting prior to joining the AHEC... Read More →
avatar for Tara Owens Schuler

Tara Owens Schuler

Duke AHEC Program Office
Tara Owens Shuler, Director of CE, Health Careers, and Lamaze programs, holds a BS degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   In the Duke AHEC Program Office, Tara’s primary responsibilities include:  coordinating Allied Health programs; Health Careers enrichment and awareness programs... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 3

1:30pm

Workshop - Rural Multi-Disciplinary Simulation Training

THANK YOU TO NEVADA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Simulation training for health professions students can be integral to their real life clinical skills practices.  We prepared and conducted a high fidelity simulation competition during our EMS Conference and also offered several simulation scenarios to our rural clerkship students.  This program offers our experience as a model for other programs to use in the education of their medical students and professionals. 


Speakers
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Jamie T. Anderson

Nevada AHEC Program
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Corinne M. Martin, MS, MA

Education Coordinator, University of Nevada School of Medicine Outreach Center


Monday June 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congressional Ballroom C
  • Workshop Sponsor: NEVADA AHEC

2:10pm

Workshop - Health S.T.A.R. - Student Training and Access to Resources: Encouraging Rural Students towards a Health Career

This presentation will share the experiences of rural high school students with limited or no access to health career curricula, who participated in the Health S.T.A.R.-Student Training and Access to Resources program.  Additionally, how community partnerships were formed, the challenges and lessons learned and results from student tracking efforts.  


Speakers
avatar for C. Jovil Martin, MSc

C. Jovil Martin, MSc

Program Coordinator, Health Careers Promotion and Preparation, Texas AHEC East Northeast Region


Monday June 27, 2016 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Rooms 12/13/14

2:15pm

2:30pm

2:45pm

3:45pm

Workshop - A Walk in Their Shoes: A Model Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training Program
THANK YOU TO EASTERN CT AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center offers an Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training to academic institutions, health care agencies, commercial businesses and community organizations to increase understanding of working with the aging population. This program illustrates the ability of AHECs to fill training gaps in health care workforce development. 

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Berkman

Eastern Shore AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Workshop Sponsor: EASTERN CT AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - AHEC Pipelines: Targeting a Large, Rural Geographical Area

Are you in search of new ways to move individuals from being underserved in health care to serving others as a healthcare practitioner?  Join us and see how Southern Utah AHEC cultivates students at the high school, college, and graduate level through an innovative pipeline program serving 18 rural counties. 


Speakers
avatar for Karen M. Ganss

Karen M. Ganss

Assistant Director, Southern Utah AHEC
Karen Ganss is the Assistant Director of the Southern Utah AHEC, based in Cedar City, UT. Originally from Colorado, she holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Western State Colorado University and a master's degree in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Karen's master's thesis focused on the transition of students from rural areas into large universities and she has a true passion for helping... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Rooms 12/13/14

3:45pm

Workshop - AHEC's Role in Advancing Primary Care
THANK YOU TO UPSTATE AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

To further students' interest in primary care, SC AHEC worked with leaders on academic campuses 120 miles apart to establish the Institute for Primary Care Education and Practice. In addition to providing educational and mentoring opportunities for over 120 interprofessional students, we developed interprofessional clinical experiences and a sustainability plan. 

Speakers
avatar for Deborah S. Carson, PharmD

Deborah S. Carson, PharmD

South Carolina AHEC
PharmD, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom B
  • Workshop Sponsor: UPSTATE AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Building a Clinical Skills Boot Camp in an Interprofessional Team-Based Environment
THANK YOU TO CT AHEC PROGRAM CENTER OFFICE FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The University of Connecticut Urban Service Track (UST) engages more than 160 health professions students across 6 disciplines, annually.  As part of their training, the students work in interprofessional teams to provide health promotion education and screenings in the community. To ensure that all participants have the basic skills and understanding to provide competent and culturally appropriate outreach, UST has developed a Clinical Skills Boot Camp program. 

Speakers
PC

Petra Clark-Dufner

Connecticut AHEC Program
BG

Bruce Gould

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
HT

Heidi Tucker

Faculty, CT AHEC, University of CT


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11
  • Workshop Sponsor: CT AHEC PROGRAM CENTER OFFICE

3:45pm

Workshop - Certified Nursing Assistant Program Serves as Bridge into Health Careers Pipeline

THANK YOU TO MID CAROLINA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

With an increasing number of students seeking acceptance into health careers, many health professions programs are incorporating the Certified Nursing Assistant course as an opportunity for students to 1) develop basic clinical skills, 2) develop a professional network and 3) increase access for service learning and community-based involvement. 


Speakers
EL

Erica L. Davis

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 3
  • Workshop Sponsor: MID CAROLINA AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Collaborative Effort for Interdisciplinary Education on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation
THANK YOU TO PEE DEE AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Pee Dee AHEC, located in Florence, SC structured a multidisciplinary series of professional development programs to better equip professionals in the state with knowledge and skills to better identify abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of our exponentially growing population of the elderly. It was a collaborative effort with several agencies and specialists involved. The technological support existing statewide within the SC AHEC system enabled dissemination of the materials and greatly enhanced access to professional development in a myriad of disciplines across this rural state. 


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom C
  • Workshop Sponsor: PEE DEE AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Expanding the AHEC Mission to South Africa Through Collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine

The Stellenbosch University Area Health Education Centre (AHEC) intervention has been adapted from the USA and implemented as a pilot project in Western Cape (WC), South Africa. The adapted project focuses on increasing access to tertiary health sciences education for learners from rural areas in the Western Cape 


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Blumenthal

Daniel Blumenthal

Professor Emeritus; Extraordinary Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine; Stellenbosch U.
At Morehouse School of Medicine: Chair, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, 1983-2013; Associate Dean for Community Health, 1995-2014; AHEC Program Director, 1985-2014. At Stellenbosch U: Extraordinary Professor of Community Health, 2014 - present. President, American College of Preventive Medicine, 2015-2017.
avatar for Therese Fish

Therese Fish

Vice Dean: Clinical Service and Social Impact, Stellenbosch University
avatar for Lindsay Meyer

Lindsay Meyer

Coordinator: AHEC South Africa, Stellenbosch University
I have worked in rural health for a number of years as part of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health team as project coordinator. I taught for a number of years at a primary school before leaving to embark on a journey that led me to the Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science. I am part of the team that established the first Ukwanda Rural Clinical School in South Africa . Currently I coordinate the Grade 7 to 9... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

3:45pm

Workshop - Moving the CHW Concept to the Next Level

THANK YOU TO NEVADA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Moving the CHW concept in Texas from status quo to the next level in order to effect policy change and mainstream acceptance. There are multiple evidenced-based articles that repeatedly point out the benefits of adding CHWs to health care teams.  So why do health care providers still shy away from hiring CHWs? Employer education and awareness can be the key.


Speakers
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Debra Flores

West Texas AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 8/9
  • Workshop Sponsor: NEVADA AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Regional AHECs' Role in Integrating Chronic Disease and Comprehensive Cancer Control Activities

THANK YOU TO MANHATTAN STATEN ISLAND AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

To foster collaborative relationships that support cancer and chronic disease integration efforts, four regional AHECs in Florida, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Vermont are partnering with the George Washington University Cancer Institute to convene annual community roundtables. This presentation will describe the project's development, early successes, challenges, and potential for replication.


Speakers
avatar for David A. Gross

David A. Gross

Director, Northeast Kentucky AHEC
David A. Gross is administrative director for education and research at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (located in Morehead, KY). His duties include directing the Northeast Kentucky AHEC, coordinating graduate medical education programs, and managing sponsored research activities. He is a past president of the Kentucky Rural Health Association and is a member of NAO’s Editorial Board. Gross earned a bachelor of arts degree from Morehead... Read More →
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Ansley Mora

Community Relations & Education Coordinator, Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc.
avatar for Judy Wechsler

Judy Wechsler

Education Resource Coordinator, Champlain Valley AHEC
Judy Wechsler develops, coordinates, and evaluates health care student projects; supports continuing education for health care professionals; leads community-based surveys and studies; and coordinates cultural competency programs in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. Before working with Champlain Valley AHEC, Judy previously served as director of international programs and special projects for Planned Parenthood of Northern... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A
  • Workshop Sponsor: MANHATTAN STATEN ISLAND AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Reuniting Clinical and Public Health Models Through Partnerships for the Professional Development of Community Health Workers.

This presentation will focus on the relationships that the New Mexico AHEC program has developed with federal, state and locally funded partner organizations to enhance the development of a sophisticated certification program for Community Health Workers. This collaboration contributed to the official certification and recognition of community-based healthcare efforts. 


Speakers
avatar for Joaquin Baca, MSPH

Joaquin Baca, MSPH

Project Director HRSA HCOP G06 Paraprofessional Grant, Office for Community Health, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
avatar for Miriam Kellerman

Miriam Kellerman

Center Director, FORWARD NM AHEC; Southwest Center for Health Innovation
avatar for Elaine Luna, LISW

Elaine Luna, LISW

Center Director, Montañas del Norte AHEC (MdN AHEC) Luna Community College
avatar for Helene Silverblatt, MD

Helene Silverblatt, MD

Program Director, New Mexico AHEC, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Helene Silverblatt, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine at the | University of New Mexico Health Science Center where she is also Executive Director for | Behavioral health for the Office of Community Health. For many years she has been the director of the nationally award winning Rural Psychiatry Residency Program which she created and developed. This program provides training for psychiatry residents in rural and... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 4

3:45pm

Workshop - School to Career - AHEC makes it better!

THANK YOU TO SOUTHWESTERN CT AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

As a busy healthcare professional, how would you react to a student shadowing you for one hour each day for nine weeks? Learn more about a School-to-Career program that was revamped by AHEC to meet requirements and availability of the healthcare setting while enhancing opportunities for students. 


Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
TS

Trisha Schulz

Program Coordinator, Northern Nebraska AHEC


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 2
  • Workshop Sponsor: SOUTHWESTERN CT AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - Taking the confusion out of AHEC data and making it work for YOU.
THANK YOU TO ALABAMA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Members of AHEC CORE will engage participants in dialogue on how AHEC data CAN work for state and regional AHEC programs.  Participants will walk away with examples on how they can take that information and make it into a workable report/promotional document alone or paired with other information.

Speakers
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Detra Brown

Director Recruitment and Evaluation, Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network
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Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
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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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 16
  • Workshop Sponsor: ALABAMA AHEC

3:45pm

Workshop - The Role of AHEC in the Future of Health Care
THANK YOU TO HUDSON MOHAWK AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Healthcare is undergoing dramatic change, but the role of AHECs remains uncertain. We briefly describe the scope of health system change, and then report results of a national survey relating to the current functions of AHECs. We will provide examples of ways AHECs can lead the transformation of healthcare and education. 

Speakers
avatar for Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH

Vice Dean & Director, North Carolina AHEC
Warren Newton MD MPH serves as Vice Dean and Director of the North Carolina AHEC Program effective September 1, 2013.  AHEC has nine  regional centers, employs 350 physicians and over 1400 staff in running 16 residencies, providing over 200,000 hours of CME/CE annually, and supporting community-based educational experience for all professions across the state. AHEC works across the state with all health professions and hospitals, and... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 15
  • Workshop Sponsor: HUDSON MOHAWK AHEC

5:15pm

 
Tuesday, June 28
 

8:00am

AHEC Redesign Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
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 →
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization
avatar for Jacqueline Wynn

Jacqueline Wynn

Associate Director, NC AHEC
NAO President


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Congressional Ballroom A

8:00am

Breakfast On Own
There is NO breakfast on this day.  You get to sleep in, or enjoy breakfast on your own or network with other AHECers.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
TBA

8:00am

Registration Desk
Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Grand Registration

9:30am

Workshop - California Statewide AHEC's Public Health Intimate Partner Violence Project

This workshop explores the California AHEC’s Public Health Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Project, which provides IPV education and tools for primary care clinics. We will discuss webinar content; epidemiology, health effects, laws and regulations, culturally relevant general screening principles, and trauma-informed case-based scenarios as well as a reference guide that delivers in-depth, actionable IPV information in a clinic-role specific format.

Although not speaking at this session, we would like to recognize the additional developers of this project:

Harise Stein, MD, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of OB/Gyn and chair Stanford University Medical Center’s Family Abuse Prevention Center

Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS, Evaluation and Strategic Planning Director, California Statewide AHEC Program, Sr. Research Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine


Moderators
Speakers
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Michael Ang Fu

Coordinator, California Statewide AHEC Intimate Partner Violence Project and MD candidate Stanford University School of Medicine
Michael Fu is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently  a student at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is coordinator of the California Statewide AHEC’s Intimate Partner Violence Project.  His interests include at-risk youth and the impact of violence on urban communities.  He is the principle investigator of a study examining health education for incarcerated youth and is developing curricula... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Congressional Ballroom A

9:30am

Workshop - Combatting Compassion Fatigue: Enhancing Wellness for Healthcare Professionals

THANK YOU TO MISSOURI AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Healthcare professionals are particularly vulnerable to the development of Compassion Fatigue. Enhanced understanding of this condition and strategies to prevent/recover from it will lead to an improved quality of care for patients as well as an enhanced quality of life for the professionals who care for them.


Speakers
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Christina M. Clarke

Coordinator, Continuing Medical Education, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Northwest AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Congressional Ballroom C
  • Workshop Sponsor: MISSOURI AHEC

9:30am

Workshop - DSRIP Essentials and Opportunities for AHECs
THANK YOU TO NORTHERN NY AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Many states have implemented Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs and the workforce component is essential to its success. Participants will be provided information regarding the basics of DSRIP, the valuable role that AHECs can adopt, and the tools that they can access to promote and execute their work.

Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh McGowan

Ashleigh McGowan

Center Director, CNYAHEC
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


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 15
  • Workshop Sponsor: NORTHERN NY AHEC

9:30am

Workshop - Implementing an Interprofessional Education and Practice Model to Transform Clinical Practice for Geriatric Primary Care

THANK YOU TO CENTRAL FLORIDA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

An academic health center partners with a Federally Qualified Health Center, a dementia institute and an Aging and Disability Resource Center to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for older adults with a focus on Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement projects. This model creates processes that can be replicated in other settings.


Speakers
avatar for Anna M. Wenders

Anna M. Wenders

Program Director, University of South Florida AHEC Program
NAO 2016 Conference Co-Chair. Likes IPE, student training & preceptor development. Dislikes CPMS/UPR and Big Tobacco. Loves scuba and canines!


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 16
  • Workshop Sponsor: CENTRAL FLORIDA AHEC

9:30am

Workshop - Maximizing Student Learning in a Clinical Setting: Creating Efficiencies for Facility Based Learning
A project exploring the implementation of a standardized tool to be used by all healthcare entities willing to train students and by all academic institutions training healthcare students. The resulting data will be used to enhance recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in rural areas.

Speakers
AB

Amy Bialas

Sanford Health
SG

Shanti Gangadharan

My Clinical Exchange
SL

Sandy L. Viau-Williams

Yankton Rural AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 10/11

9:30am

Workshop - Professional Development of Community Health Workers: Innovative Programming from an Arizona AHEC Perspective

THANK YOU TO GULFCOAST SOUTH AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

We provide an overview of the growing field of community health workers, an AHEC’s role in their professional development as valuable members of primary health care teams.  We present specific models integrating CHWs into outreach programs to access care and CHW utilization to improve cultural competency in medical residency training.


Speakers
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Colleen Cagno, MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education, University of Arizona
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Gail Emrick, MPH

Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center
FR

Floribella Redondo

Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers Association


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 8/9
  • Workshop Sponsor: GULFCOAST SOUTH AHEC

9:30am

Workshop - Texas AHEC East Milestone Initiative: Retaining Contact & Tracking Outcomes

To document the successful influence AHEC has on increasing the number of people entering health careers and/or working in MUAs, Texas AHEC East began in 2011 a major refinement of our process and system supports for maintaining contact with and noting milestone accomplishments of prior program participants. Results of the 2015 Milestone Initiative will be shared in the presentation.


Speakers
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Shontel Minor

Texas AHEC East Coastal Region
SS

Steve Shelton

Director, Texas AHEC East


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Congressional Ballroom B

9:30am

Workshop (Double Session) - Different Programs/Shared Outcomes - PART 2: Implementing a Core Competency Framework for AHEC HCPP Programs

This session is a follow-up to a presentation at the 2014 NAO Conference that outlined how a competency-based education model can demonstrate the value of AHEC Health Careers Promotion and Preparation (HCPP) programs at the local, state and national level. Since then, a sub-committee of NAO CORE has explored how to implement the model. From sub-committee members, you’ll learn how to develop and map learning objectives to 5 HCPP core competencies, and learn ways to measure student learning. We’ll also discuss how to disseminate the results to showcase the value of HCPP programs. Bring your HCPP program info, learning objectives, and evaluation tools to share. Examples will also be provided. 

Objectives:

  • Describe how a competency-based education model can demonstrate the impact of AHEC HCPP programs
  • Develop and map measureable learning objectives to the 5 HCPP Core Competencies
  • Discuss ways to collect and analyze data on student learning at the center and state level
  • Inform the ongoing development and implementation of a national HCPP core competency model

Speakers
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Leon Hudson, Jr., MPH, EMNO

Michigan AHEC, Wayne State University
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Teresa T. Kern, MsED, PhD

Penn. AHEC Program Office, Penn State University College of Medicine
avatar for Debi Lang

Debi Lang

Training & Evaluation Manager, UMass Medical School/MassAHEC Network
I've been at UMass Med for over 6 years. I joined the MassAHEC PO 3 years ago to provide leadership on instructional design, training, and evaluation. I also provide TA for a statewide grant which supports outreach and enrollment in health care and promotes health insurance literacy. Before MassAHEC, I was a project director for health policy and program evaluations. Prior to UMass, for almost 20 years I oversaw training and workforce... Read More →
CM

Catherine Malin

South Central Kentucky AHEC, Western Kentucky University
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Kira Rodriguez

Maine AHEC/University of New England
Kira Rodriguez, MHS, is a Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty at the University of New England’s School of Community and Population Health.  As a member of the Center’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of assessment and evaluation research.  Ms. Rodriguez received her BA from Brown University and a Masters in Health Science from Johns... Read More →
JV

Judith V. Sayad

Illinois AHEC Network, University of Illinois at Chicago
avatar for Jaime F. Vallejos, MD, MPH

Jaime F. Vallejos, MD, MPH

Health Careers Pipeline Program Manager, MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 4

9:30am

Workshop (Double Session) - Healthcare Workforce Planning; Data and Tools to Help You Cause Needed Changes

THANK YOU TO MARYLAND PROGRAM OFFICE - AHEC WEST FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Disparities regarding the mal-distribution of healthcare workforce is a persistent problem that AHEC’s play a key role in trying to resolve through program planning, partnerships and placements.  We’ll demonstrate how AHEC’s can use our free national portal to view quality and consistent data regarding population health and workforce.


Speakers
avatar for Ann K. Peton

Ann K. Peton

Director, National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data
Ann K. Peton, MPH, is Director of the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data, an affiliate research center of the Virginia Osteopathic Medical School, which provides access to the only national healthcare workforce datasets for fifteen providers based primarily upon state licensure data through a free internet portal, maps, analysis and other products/services. A nationally recognized healthcare workforce researcher/advisor, Ann has... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 3
  • Workshop Sponsor: MARYLAND PROGRAM OFFICE - AHEC WEST

9:30am

Workshop (Double Session) - Prepping for the Next Grant Cycle: Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement

THANK YOU TO ERIE NIAGARA AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The next AHEC Funding Opportunity Announcement may have a requirement for Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement plan for the continuous monitoring of project processes, outcomes and progress toward goals and objectives. In this session, participants explore the concept and importance of quality improvement (QI), learn about QI methods emphasizing on rapid cycle quality improvement (RCQI) processes. The session includes a review of an RCQI project, methods and tools used and outcomes. Ideas, challenges and best practices for initiating and continuing RCQI strategies will actively be engaged and discussed. Individuals and teams with all levels of knowledge of QI are encouraged to attend.


Speakers
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Ruth Aboagye, MBA, CSSBB

Unversity of Massachusetts Commonwealth Medicine
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Rachel Chase

National Coordinator, NAO’s Teen Health Information Literacy Initiative.
Rachel Chase is the National Coordinator for NAO’s Teen Health Information Literacy initiative. Rachel has a Master's of public health from the University of Florida, resides in Florida, and was previously the Special Projects and Statewide Continuing Medical Education Director at Suwannee River AHEC for a period of nine years.
avatar for Jaime F. Vallejos, MD, MPH

Jaime F. Vallejos, MD, MPH

Health Careers Pipeline Program Manager, MassAHEC Network/UMass Medical School


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 2
  • Workshop Sponsor: ERIE NIAGARA AHEC

9:30am

Workshop (Double Session) - Promoting Health Information Literacy: Comic Books for Kids by Kids
The SCAHEC Health Information Literacy Project guides high school students through the research and development process to create comic books that promote an in-depth understanding of selected public health topics among high school students. Participants will engage in a fun, interactive activity to help generate health information literacy project ideas.


Speakers
avatar for Deborah S. Carson, PharmD

Deborah S. Carson, PharmD

South Carolina AHEC
PharmD, South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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 →
PM

Paula M. Jones

South Carolina AHEC
AM

Ali McMenamin, MA

South Carolina AHEC
KW

Katura Williams

Lowcountry AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:30am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 5

10:45am

Move to Workshops
Move to next scheduled workshops.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
On Own

11:00am

Workshop - Assessing Risk: How to understand and determine if participating in opportunities are worth it
Assessing risk and measuring your return on investment are more than just buzzwords.  At this session, learn ways to determine if participating in new unique opportunities is worth your time and effort and how risky ventures can yield huge benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
SL

Sandy L. Viau-Williams

Yankton Rural AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 15

11:00am

Workshop - Join the Team! Incorporating CIPE In Your AHEC

THANK YOU TO EVERGLADES AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The presentation will illustrate the implementation of Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE) at a local AHEC as a part of a system-wide effort of the NC AHEC Program. The presentation will discuss the difference between IPE and CIPE and guide participants on how to plan, implement and measure a CIPE program. Participants will also learn what barriers to expect and receive possible solutions.


Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 8/9
  • Workshop Sponsor: EVERGLADES AHEC

11:00am

Workshop - Let's Get Social: Using Twitter for Event Coverage and Promotion

Twitter is a logical extension to your email marketing for CE events. We will demonstrate a systematic method for using the growing social media platform to create awareness, add value to attendees, and create an enduring promotional vehicle for your activities using Twitter, Storify, and the Symplur Healthcare Hashtag Project.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew L. Brewer

Andrew L. Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest AHEC
Andrew L. Brewer, MS is an Instructional Technologist at Northwest AHEC where he works with faculty and staff to design, develop and support technology-driven classroom, blended, and online learning initiatives for continuing education.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 16

11:00am

Workshop - Making Interprofessional Practice Real: Developing Student Experiences in Rural Settings

Demand is increasing for collaborative practice ready graduates. To meet this demand in Kansas, we developed a pilot focusing on interprofessional (IP) practice experiences in rural Kansas at five sites. This initiative has been supported by the Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health.   Preliminary results have exceeded our expectations and data continue to be analyzed.  We will share lessons learned and provide a mini-development sessions for rural sites.


Speakers
SS

Sarah Shrader

University of Kansas School of Pharmacy


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room 10/11

11:00am

Workshop - Tele-education and Telementoring through Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative medical education and mentoring model that builds primary care capacity while improving access to specialty health care in rural communities through weekly teleconferencing sessions that include a brief didactic pulse followed by peer-to-peer case discussion. Hawaii AHEC introduced this program for Behavioral Health training in January 2016 and expects to provide over 5,000 hours of CME a year at modest cost.


Speakers
avatar for Kelley Withy

Kelley Withy

Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Congressional Ballroom B

11:00am

Workshop - The Public Health Hackathon - Education through Innovation
The term hackathon (a combination of the words hack and marathon) was first coined in 1999 by computer programmers.  The concept of team-based problem solving competitions has been part of continuing medical education since the early 1970s.  Find out how Healthcare Hackathons are changing the face of Public Health Education by combining technology and team building to produce innovative solutions for practical problems faced by clinicians, patients and consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Jones, DrPH, MHA

Chris Jones, DrPH, MHA

Asst. Director, IT and Quality Improvement, Northwest AHEC
Christopher A. Jones, DrPH, MHA serves as Assistant Director for Informatics and Quality at the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC), Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in Parks and Recreation at the University of Utah. He earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Jones conferred his Doctorate in Public Health... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Congressional Ballroom C

11:00am

Workshop - You Are Doing It Wrong: Fostering Collaboration With Your Preceptor's Practice

THANK YOU TO BROOKLYN QUEENS LONG ISLAND AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Physicians' practice managers of over 15 years' combined experience share inside information about creating a successful collaboration with current preceptors and their employees as well as offering specific suggestions for recruiting new providers and their entire staff into embracing community based learning as an integral part of their practice.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Anderson, MA

Angela Anderson, MA

Executive Director, East Central Alabama AHEC
SB

Scott Boyd

Community Based Student Education Coordinator, East Central Alabama AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Congressional Ballroom A
  • Workshop Sponsor: BROOKLYN QUEENS LONG ISLAND AHEC

11:45am

12:15pm

Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, will share with us his frontline look at race and medicine. This passionate and profound memoir grapples with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. It was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015, and USA Today described it as “A timely, thought-provoking examination of our heartbreaking health care system.” Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke Medical School and Yale Law School. He is assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center.

Dr. Tweedy's book will be available for purchase.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Damon Tweedy

Dr. Damon Tweedy

Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, will share with us his frontline look at race and medicine. This passionate and profound memoir grapples with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. It was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015, and USA Today described it as “A timely, thought-provoking examination of our heartbreaking health care... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom North

1:45pm

Move to Workshops
Move to next scheduled workshops.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:00pm
On Own

2:00pm

Workshop - 100% Donated Student Housing - It is Possible!
The Waco Region AHEC office of the Texas AHEC East program maintains a 100% donated housing program for their Community Based Student Education students. Presenters will share their methods and tactics in recruiting and sustaining community sponsored housing as well as potential challenges and strategies to overcome them.

Speakers
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Karen Brown, MAEd

Director, Texas AHEC East - Waco Region
EF

Emily Fore

Texas AHEC East - Waco Region


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 8/9

2:00pm

Workshop - A Regional AHEC’s Use of In-state Medical School Data to Guide its Health Careers Programming
Following a report of local students’ low application and matriculation rates to in-state medical schools, the Northeast Kentucky AHEC developed two physician pipeline programs. This presentation will describe the programs formation and early successes and makes the case for heightened regional responsibility in the development of medical school applicants.

Speakers
JC

Jessica Caudill

Northeast Kentucky AHEC
avatar for David A. Gross

David A. Gross

Director, Northeast Kentucky AHEC
David A. Gross is administrative director for education and research at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (located in Morehead, KY). His duties include directing the Northeast Kentucky AHEC, coordinating graduate medical education programs, and managing sponsored research activities. He is a past president of the Kentucky Rural Health Association and is a member of NAO’s Editorial Board. Gross earned a bachelor of arts degree from Morehead... Read More →
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Lainey C. Mattox

Assistant Center Director, Northeast Kentucky AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 3

2:00pm

Workshop - Chronic Disease Management Through Innovative Partnerships in Education and Technology: AHECs as Leaders

THANK YOU TO SOUTH CAROLINA AHEC PROGRAM OFFICE FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The South Carolina AHEC has developed state-of-the-art, evidence-based modules for management of hypertension. Through academic and community-based partnerships, the SC AHEC is supporting primary care providers across the state and nation though online modules that feature internationally recognized faculty, focus on the latest research, and practice guidelines.


Speakers
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.
AM

Ali McMenamin, MA

South Carolina AHEC
JW

Jennifer Walker

Director of Distance Education, Upstate AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Congressional Ballroom B
  • Workshop Sponsor: SOUTH CAROLINA AHEC PROGRAM OFFICE

2:00pm

Workshop - Digital Trends in Workforce Pathways: A Leading Role for AHECs

THANK YOU TO WNY RURAL AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Statistics and trends show healthcare workforce flow is transitioning to a technology-based pathway. This presentation offers participants a best practice example of how AHECs can play a leading role in providing technology-based solutions to community partners in healthcare training, employment, and community development.


Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh McGowan

Ashleigh McGowan

Center Director, CNYAHEC
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


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Congressional Ballroom C
  • Workshop Sponsor: WNY RURAL AHEC

2:00pm

Workshop - Educating a Diverse Health Care Workforce: A Panel Discussion with Current Health Profession Students
The NAO Diversity Committee is proposing a single session presentation addressing effective ways to enhance the educational experience of diverse and economically disadvantaged students. This presentation will engage graduate level health professions students in a discussion which will inform the audience about their experiences and challenges as they pursue their profession.








Speakers
AE

Aileen Edwards Harris, MSA

Executive Director, Capital AHEC
avatar for Mary J. Mitchell, MPA

Mary J. Mitchell, MPA

Executive Director, Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
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Wanda Thomas, MD

LSUHSC/Shreveport AHEC Program


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 5

2:00pm

Workshop - Models and Innovations for AHECs in Rural Areas

THANK YOU TO NY STATEWIDE AHEC OFFICE FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

This session will teach participants how to find evidence-based models and program innovations for AHECs working in rural areas. Participants will learn how to make connections, find funding sources, learn about program implementation, and address barriers to success for rural programs.


Speakers
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Dorothea Nelson

Rural Health Information Hub (formerly known as the Rural Assistance Center)
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Kristine Sande

Rural Health Information Hub (formerly known as the Rural Assistance Center)


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 15
  • Workshop Sponsor: NY STATEWIDE AHEC OFFICE

2:00pm

Workshop - The Bryant Scholars Program: A medical school pre-admissions program for rural Missouri undergraduate students

THANK YOU TO MISSOURI AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

The Bryant Scholars Program was developed to attract students who have both a rural background and an interest in practicing rural medicine for pre-admission to University of Missouri School of Medicine. Seventy-four percent of Bryant Scholars now practice in Missouri, and 66 percent practice in rural locations.


Speakers
avatar for Allison Fuemmeler, MSL

Allison Fuemmeler, MSL

Program/Project Support Coordinator, University of Missouri School of Medicine Rural Track Pipeline Program and MU-AHEC Program Office
| Allison Fuemmeler, MSL is the Program/Project Support Coordinator for the MU Rural Track Pipeline Program operated by the MU-Area Health Education Center. The pipeline program includes a high school health careers program, a pre-admissions program, and rural clinical training experiences throughout medical school.
JP

Jana Porter, MS

University of Missouri School of Medicine Rural Track Pipeline Program and MU-AHEC Program Office
KQ

Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Kathleen Quinn, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Rural Health which operates the MU Rural Track Pipeline Program. For the past 16 years, her career has focused on meeting the needs of rural and underserved Missourians by effectively directing a comprehensive rural medical pipeline program.  The pipeline program includes a high school careers program, a pre-admissions program, and rural clinical training experiences throughout medical school.  


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 2
  • Workshop Sponsor: MISSOURI AHEC

2:00pm

Workshop - Tribal College Connections: AHEC and TCU Partnerships to Diversify the Healthcare Workforce

AHECs and Tribal Colleges are both underrated organizations who often miss the spotlight in their efforts to promote higher education and training to underserved populations. However, joining forces, these organizations are able to work in unison, creating culturally relevant programming designed to support American Indian and Alaska Native students throughout their journey into the healthcare field. This presentation will encourage and support AHECs in developing partnerships with TCUs.


Speakers
avatar for Gloria T. Burnett

Gloria T. Burnett

Director, Alaska's AHEC Program
I have been working with the Alaska AHEC Program for the past 8 years, first as the NW AHEC Director in Barrow and most recently as the Alaska AHEC Program Office Director. I have a great deal of experience with HCPP programming and specifically working with tribal populations.
avatar for Amanda Sialofi

Amanda Sialofi

Director, Ilisagvik College/Alaska AHEC
Amanda Sialofi – directs the Alaska Northwest AHEC center located in Barrow, the northernmost city in the United States.  She works diligently on building relationships and expanding job shadow and clinical rotation opportunities with health entities in her regions.  She promotes AHEC collaboration with health service providers to strengthen AHEC goals of promoting health careers, training health profession students, and supporting... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 4

2:00pm

Workshop - Using a National Approach to Improving Immunization Rates
TBD - Part of the NAO-CDC HPV Immuniization Project

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Forsell

Gretchen Forsell

Executive Director, Northern Nebraska AHEC
TS

Trisha Schulz

Program Coordinator, Northern Nebraska AHEC
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Congressional Ballroom A

2:00pm

Workshop - Wisconsin AHEC Day at the Capitol: Strengthening Skills, Connecting Constituents, Activating Advocacy

THANK YOU TO UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Wisconsin AHEC’s program office convened a statewide “Day at the Capitol” event, involving all 7 regional AHECs. The 65 delegates included students (high school through medical school), health professionals, faculty, and board members. Participants developed advocacy skills, and then conducted 48 meetings with legislators at the Wisconsin State Capitol.


Speakers
JN

Jill Niemczyk

Northeastern Wisconsin AHEC
KR

Keri Robbins

Wisconsin AHEC Program
CS

Courtney Saxler

Wisconsin AHEC Program
avatar for Marty Schaller

Marty Schaller

Executive Director, Northeastern Wisconsin AHEC
In addition to AHEC, I am involved in, and enjoy community theatre (adult and children's), golfing, and running. I lived in Tucson Arizona for 18 years and love the desert. I plan to be an AZ winter visitor in the future. I am also a loyal and long-time Honda owner.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 16
  • Workshop Sponsor: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

2:00pm

Workshop - Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps

THANK YOU TO NORTHWESTERN CT AHEC FOR SPONSORING THIS WORKSHOP!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps is an innovative AmeriCorps program that builds capacity at AHECs to offer YMHFA certification classes in the communities they serve. YMHFA is an evidence-based public health program that helps communities identify, understand, and respond to adolescents showing signs of a mental illness.  The YMHFA Corps is in its third year of a three-year program cycle, and is poised to grow in scope and impact. Learn how to become part of this exciting movement.


Speakers
avatar for Patricia Harrity

Patricia Harrity

Executive Director, Northwestern CT AHEC


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 10/11
  • Workshop Sponsor: NORTHWESTERN CT AHEC

3:15pm

Break and Move to Advocacy Training Workshop
Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Presidents Reception
Please join our NAO President, Jacqueline Wynn, for a nice networking reception. 

Tuesday June 28, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

6:30pm

A Salute to AHEC! - NAO Capitol Awards Dinner
Come join us for an evening of fun, excitement, networking and great entertainment.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

5:30am

Registration Desk
Wednesday June 29, 2016 5:30am - 9:00am
Grand Registration

6:30am

Breakfast Grab-n-Go
Make sure you come and get something to eat before boarding the buses to Capitol Hill.  

Wednesday June 29, 2016 6:30am - 7:30am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:30am

Board Buses for Upper Senate Park
Buses depart promptly between 7:45 and 8:00am.  If you arrive after 8:00 am, you will have to take an alternative means of transportation - Metro or Taxi.

One Way Transfer to Capitol Hill

7:00 AM: Buses will stage at Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW (K Street)

7:30 AM-8:00 AM: Guests begin to board vehicles and depart for Capitol Hill, drop off point - Upper Senate Park

8:00-8:30 AM: Guests arrive at Upper Senate Park

 

Wednesday June 29, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
K Street Entrance

7:45am

Buses Depart for Upper Senate Park
Buses depart promptly between 7:45 and 8:00 am. 

Wednesday June 29, 2016 7:45am - 8:00am
K Street Entrance

8:15am

9:00am

10:00am

Dismiss for Legislative Visits
Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:01am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch On Own
There is NO lunch provided on this day.  

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
On Own

5:00pm

Dinner On Own
There is NO dinner provided on this day.  

Wednesday June 29, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
On Own

8:00pm

Monuments by Moonlight Tour - Ticketed Event - Advance Purchase Required

***  Buses will pickup and drop off at the Renaissance Hotel.  ***

The magical feeling of this illuminated city will give you an entirely new perspective of the nation's capital.      

Washington is resplendent at night when the monuments shine in the darkness. See the Smithsonian Museums, specifically the Castle, shine with a divine silhouette against the evening sky.  From this vantage point the beautifully lit Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building offer incredible photo opportunities.  The Jefferson Memorial is a grand homage to the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and one of our founding fathers.

Next, guests will have the chance to view the National World War II Memorial, which pays tribute to those who served in the “last great war.” Stroll through the National Mall to visit the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials.  The Lincoln Memorial is magnificent at night, shimmering in the National Reflecting Pool.  See the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial glow and reflect the etched names of over 58,000 men and women to whom it is dedicated. 

Time permitting, the group will have the opportunity to visit the newest memorial in our nation’s capital, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance when you register for the meeting.

Schedule - 
Illuminated Washington Tour

8:00 PM: Vehicles Stage at Renaissance DC, 999 9th Street NW (K Street)

8:45 PM: Guests begin to board vehicles and depart for tour

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Tour

11:00 PM: Guests arrive at Renaissance DC, 999 Ninth Street NW

 




Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Renaissance Hotel - K Street Entrance
 
Thursday, June 30
 

7:30am

Breakfast Buffet with Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jonathan Oberlander

Dr. Jonathan Oberlander

Professor and Chair of Social Medicine and Professor of Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, a national health policy expert from UNC Chapel Hill, will wrap up the conference by sharing his perspectives on health care politics and policy and health care reform. His work explores ongoing political fights over and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health care cost control, Medicare reform, and the fate of CHIP. He has been featured in articles and interviews in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom North

7:30am

Registration Desk
Thursday June 30, 2016 7:30am - 1:30pm
Grand Registration

9:30am

General Session - NAO Business Meeting
This meeting will be very informative with our guest speakers:

Achal Bhatt, PhD, who is a public health analyst in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Dr. Bhatt will provide remarks during on the CDC’s partnership with NAO to provide education to health professionals regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Through this 5-year cooperative agreement, approximately 50 AHECs nationwide are providing this CE in their regions. 

Anthony Beck, PhD, who is in the Office of Science Education at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Beck will provide a brief presentation on how NAO might apply for a 5-year, $13M pre-college STEM grant from the NIH to improve workforce diversity and public health literacy. Based on the emphasis over the last decade on interagency communication and coordination, e.g., the STEM Consolidation plan from OMB in the FY14 Budget, this will begin a discussion on a long term partnering opportunity.

So make sure you attend this meeting.  

This meeting is open to all NAO members.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Trachtenberg

Robert Trachtenberg

Chief Executive Officer, National AHEC Organization

Speakers
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Anthony Beck, PhD

Office of Science Education, National Institutes of Health
avatar for Achal Bhatt, Ph.D.

Achal Bhatt, Ph.D.

Public Health Analyst in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom North

11:00am

12:00pm

AHEC Federal Office Update
Dr. Luis Padilla
Associate Administrator for Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He also serves as director of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). 

CAPT, Sheila K. Norris
Director
Division of Health Careers and Financial Support
Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA, DHHS

CDR Jacqueline Rodrigue, MSW
Deputy Director
DHHS/HRSA/BHW/Division of Health Careers and Financial Support

Thursday June 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Grand Ballroom North

1:15pm

Conference Adjourned
Thursday June 30, 2016 1:15pm - 1:16pm
Conference Adjourned

1:15pm

Individual HRSA TA Sessions
Thursday June 30, 2016 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Mt. Vernon A and B

3:30pm