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Philosophy and Design of CE Activities

Advisory committee members Northwest AHEC is committed to improving health outcomes and quality of life for North Carolinians through the provision of community-based continuing education opportunities that improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of healthcare professionals. Continuing Education Activities & Services' intention is to offer the best continuing education services, which provide the highest quality of healthcare educational activities in exceptional community-academic learning environments.

  • Promote continuing education as an essential component of professional practice;
  • Integrate ethical principles into continuing education and workforce development;
  • Sensitize the healthcare provider to the diversity within each community;
  • Remain current on issues and topics that are of major concern to the areas that the organization serves;
  • Provide activities that are readily available, accessible, acceptable, and relevant to the various health professionals;
  • Apply management principles in the design and delivery of activities;
  • Enhance learning of community health issues, education methodologies, state-of-the-art technology, public policy, and professional education.

Educational Design of CE Activities

A continuing education activity is planned in response to educational needs that have been identified for a specified target audience. Northwest AHEC recognizes several categories of continuing education activities based upon involvement of AHEC resources:

  1. Open Regional defines an activity that is open to a targeted group(s) of healthcare providers and is solely planned, sponsored, and implemented by Northwest AHEC. Details, including marketing venues and fees are determined by Northwest AHEC personnel.
  2. Administered defines an activity that is initiated by another agency, and Northwest AHEC is solicited to provide the educational activity. Northwest AHEC personnel are involved in the entire process, from planning to program evaluation implementation. Such activities are characterized by no financial risk. A management fee and a per participant administrative fee (in addition to direct expenses) are negotiated in advance. Northwest AHEC is listed as a co-sponsor.

Note: Any of the above (open or administered) may be discipline-specific or interdisciplinary. An activity is defined as "interdisciplinary" when two or more disciplines collaborate to plan and provide a service. Marketing information will identify such programs as "co-provided by," "jointly provided by" or "jointly sponsored by," listing the disciplines involved. Planning at least 16 weeks prior to the program is ideal.

Note: We welcome inquiries if you are considering arranging for training at your location. A major advantage is a reduction in travel expenses often associated with getting to training sites. Continuing Education coordinators will be glad to share with you details of how that can be done, along with resources available in providing on-site training. To request a consultation, contact Dr. Larry Freeman at 336-713-7710 or send an email to

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Northwest AHEC

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


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