Northern Maine AHEC - Connecting Students to Health Careers, Professionals to Communities and Communities to Better Health

The AHEC mission is to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals via strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations.

  • RECRUIT: to educate community members about health career choices and recruit future 
health professionals.
  • TRAIN: to facilitate student community- based clinical training experiences.
  • RETAIN: to provide resources that assist and support health care professionals.

  

More Upcoming Training Opportunities...

 

 
     
 

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

 

 

A full-day training for that provides up-to-date information about suicide, teaches basic suicide intervention skills, increases personal confidence and the ability to effectively respond to suicidal behavior, and identifies helpful resources.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/1/2020
When: Wednesday April 1st
From 8:30am Until 3:30pm
Where: Map this event »
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, Maine  04769
United States
Contact:

Libby Wright
ymhfa@namimaine.org
800-464-5767 Ext. 2320

 

And on April 2 at Northern Maine Community College...

Suicide Prevention School Protocol Development Training 

The likelihood of schools or youth-serving agencies encountering a suicidal youth is real. Few events are more painful or potentially disruptive to the community than suicide. Protocols provide guidance on steps to take to safely assist youth and staff by providing them with direction, structure and support. This training provides important information for schools interested in developing protocols for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/2/2020
When: Thursday April 2nd
8:30 AM until 1:00PM
Where: Map this event »
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, Maine  04769
United States
Contact: Libby Wright
ymhfa@namimaine.org
207-622-5767 Ext 2320

Adult Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Only

Mental Health First Aid is a national best-practice, evidenced-based certification course that is 8 hours in length and leads to a 3-year certification issued by the National Council on Behavioral Health.  By design it is intended to mirror the idea of regular first aid by empowering individuals with just enough information to respond and help guide someone with a mental health need to the right kind of help.

 

There is a mandatory $5 refreshment fee for this training. The refreshment fee is non-refundable.

 

This training is only open to those employed by a public safety agency. 

 

For more information on Mental Health First Aid programs, or help with registrations, please contact Carly at MHFA@namimaine.org or 207-622-5767 ext. 2312.


 

Helpful Links:

US National Library of Medicine  https://wwwcf2.nlm.nih.gov/nlm_eresources/eresources/search_database.cfm

Online Courses for Providers      https://AheConnect.org

                                                  http://aheconnect.com/behavioralhealth

                                                  http://www.health.mil/Training-Center/Clinicians-and-Healthcare-Providers

                                                  http://www.aacom.org/ome/profdev/preceptor-development

 

Maine Healthcare Associations   http://www.mehca.org/education/schedule-of-upcoming-programs

                                                  http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/rhpc/rural_health.shtml

                                                  http://www.mainepublichealth.org/career-pathways

                                                  https://newenglandruralhealthroundtable.wildapricot.org

                                                  http://www.themha.org

                                                  http://www.hrsa.gov/index.html

 

Other AHEC Centers in Maine     http://www.une.edu/ahec

                                                  http://pchc.com/about-pchc

                                                  http://www.franklinahec.org     

 

Newsletter Northern Maine AHEC, Click on image below:  

 

Recruitment and Retention of Rural Healthcare Providers

Clinical Education

Clinical Education intern

 

 

Supporting the recruitment and retention of rural primary care providers is a focus of the Maine AHEC Network. Evidence-based strategies include providing health profession students with positive clinical experiences in rural communities and nurturing health professions students from rural communities who are most likely to return to those communities to practice.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Community Health Rotations in Aroostook County

Community Health Rotation for UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Students

The Maine AHEC Network coordinates the selective mandatory four-week Maine Community Health Rotation (CHR) for third year UNE COM medical students. With more than 60 preceptors (clinical physician-educators) in Maine, students enhance their knowledge and exposure to the unique and exciting challenges of practicing primary care, especially in rural underserved communities. 

Enhanced Community Health Rotation Program

The Maine AHEC Network, in collaboration with the Northern Maine AHEC has developed an “enhanced” community health rotation to attract students interested in rural health and primary care and create a rich experience that will increase the chances that students will make the decision to practice in rural Maine. 

 

Literature on Making the Case for Health Workforce Pipeline Programs

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