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Continuing Education Disciplines

 Allied Health

Northwest AHEC Allied Health Continuing Education provides activities that renew clinical, technological and professional skills. Allied health professionals are given the opportunity to network and collaborate with others who share passion for the profession and its challenges. The focus is on clinical skills, evidence based practice, workforce development issues and cultural concerns.

The department of Allied Health works with state and local allied health associations, universities and community colleges, hospitals and community organizations to serve constituents in the Northwest AHEC region.

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The Continuing Dental Education Program (CDEP) is a joint venture between the Department of Dentistry and Northwest AHEC which are based at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The CDEP provides a variety of post-graduate continuing education for dentists and other dental professionals on a local and national level (250-300 hrs annually). Wake Forest School of Medicine is desginated as a recognized provider by the Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) of the American Dental Association. The Department of Dentistry and Northwest AHEC provide rotations and training for dental students, clinical training for dental residents, clinical/hands-on training programs, and in-service training for clinical staff/faculty. A variety of Library/Internet Access Services are also available.

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The Northwest AHEC assists regional hospitals in our 17-county area in their pursuit of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ for regularly scheduled conferences such as grand rounds, tumor boards and teaching conferences. In addition, Northwest AHEC works with a variety of regional agencies in managing and marketing jointly sponsored continuing medical education activities for healthcare providers. The Northwest AHEC provides CME activities in partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education which is committed to providing superior, ethical, timely continuing medical education to healthcare professionals, specifically physicians, thereby supporting them in constant self-evaluative improvement and lifelong learning of biomedical knowledge and better enabling them to provide optimal, safe patient care leading to the improved health and well-being of the general public.

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Mental Health

Northwest AHEC Mental Health Continuing Education is committed to addressing consultation and training needs of mental health professionals within our 17 county region. Our mental health coordinators are available to provide consultation services. We also offer regional trainings that implement large scale assessments of constituent requests. We respond to individual and personal training requests through collaborations and partnerships.

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Northwest AHEC Nursing Continuing Education strives to enhance nursing practice through education, consultation, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

Nursing focuses on continuing education programming with an emphasis on clinical interventions and outcomes, certification preparation, population/cultural concerns, and workforce issues. Partnering with other organizations, disciplines, and AHECs continues to be a major strategy used to maximize outcomes.

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Northwest AHEC interdisciplinary education programs are designed to advance the skills of healthcare professionals in all disciplines, encouraging a comprehensive team approach to patient care.

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Northwest AHEC Pharmacy Continuing Education partners with several organizations to provide continuing education and certificate programs to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within our 17-county region. Programs are also co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Northwest AHEC Pharmacy faculty are also actively engaged in ambulatory clinical pharmacy practices, student and resident education, and collaborative research.

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Public Health

The Northwest AHEC Public Health Section addresses educational needs of healthcare professionals who work primarily in county public health departments. Most of these healthcare professionals are nurses, environmental health specialists, health educators, nutritionists, and social workers – all prioritizing health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, these AHEC educational activities also often appeal to those working in rural health, migrant health, and community health settings. Northwest AHEC strives to address these educational needs through partnerships within the nine AHECs, the state Public Health Department, and the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Northwest AHEC

Phone 336-713-7700
FAX 336-713-7701


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