Contact Tracing at the APCA

As Covid-19 Case rates continue to rise, the Workforce Development Department/SC AHEC is contributing the State of Alaska’s contact tracing program. We have deployed a number of full time contact tracers, operating out of our department and engaged several Community Health Centers including Sunshine Community Health Center, Seldovia Village Tribes Health and Wellness, and Iliuliuk…


October Highlights

October 2020 was a busy month at the SC AHEC. Some highlights include: Teaching the Integrated English Training (IET) PATH Academy for English Language Learners, in partnership with the Alaska Literacy Program. This course started in September to end in November. PATH Academy for individuals interested in working as DSPs took place, with most of…


Sydney Burns: Staff Highlight

Written by Christina Afonin, AHEC Scholar Meet Sydney Burns!Sydney Burns, a longtime Anchorage resident, received her BSN from UAA in December 2019 and is a registered nurse, currently working at Southcentral AHEC as a Health Educator Coordinator. As a nursing student, Sydney was also an AHEC Scholar. Participating in the AHEC Scholar program served to…


SHARP I Solicitation for Clinician and Employer Applicants – NOW OPEN

Know that the SHARP-1 application period is now open: May 1st thru July 10th. If you have interest or questions, you can call into scheduled teleconferences to learn about this SHARP-1 opportunity. These teleconferences are optional, and any interested party can call-in. In general, content repeats on the following dates. Call 888-392-4560 then dial code…


Professional Development Series

The following are recordings of our 10-session Gift-of-Professional-Development-In-Covid-Times series, with several sessions focused specifically on Professionalism in Health Care. It was delivered “live” April – May of 2020. Thank you to all who attended and provided feedback. We’ve had many organizations request the recordings to share with their staff, so we loaded them all on…


Free Gift of Professional Development in Covid-19 Times

As the needs of the workforce has been impacted during this Covid-19 epidemic, the AHEC at the Alaska Primary Care Association is giving the gift of free professional development. Please join us if you can. Professionalism in Healthcare is a 10-session online course that help Community Health Centers and other health care organization staff “level…


Our Covid-19 Update

What a difference a month makes. This time last month, staff were gearing up for PATH Classes and a spring break High School Health Career Camp. Staff had travel plans to deliver High School Camps in Kodiak and Dillingham. We were writing curriculum to launch a 3-week PATH intensive tailored for English Language Learners to…


Apprenticeship Opportunities Awaits

The APCA/SC Alaska AHEC is launching a cohort of Apprenticeships in February 2020. This opportunity is funded by the Department of Labor and is free to students and health care facilities. In order to participate, Apprenticeship candidates must be already employed, preferably new, at a Health facility. Employers will need to review and agree to…

First Lady Mara Kimmel

Anchorage First Lady Mara Kimmel Addresses Health Workforce Issues

A group of individuals and agencies working on issues related to the health care workforce got together for a networking breakfast on November 22 at City Hall. Dr. Kimmel spoke on the potential for the immigrant workforce to make a positive contribution to the economy and help address workforce shortages. She also addressed the current…