AHEC Activities

Educating and recruiting

students to health professions from K-12 schools

AHEC Activities

Educating health professions students

in the rural and underserved communities of Hawaii, often in multiprofessional teams

AHEC Activities

Recruiting health care professionals

to rural and underserved areas and providing continuing education

AHEC Activities

Providing community based and community driven education

for all underserved groups in Hawaii.

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2805, 2019

NHSC Loan Repayment for Rural SUD Providers in Rural Communities

Are you a student working in the area of opioids/SUD?

· Priority Funding: Applicants employed at an NHSC-approved site that is also participating in the Rural Community Opioid Response Program (RCORP), an initiative of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, will be given priority.

· Expanded Disciplines: Nurse anesthetists, pharmacists, registered nurses, and SUD counselors are eligible.

· Flexibility: Applicants can apply under either the mental health or primary care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) score of their site – whichever is higher.

· Support for all treatment team members: Providers offering general SUD services to medication assisted treatment are eligible to apply.

Click here for more details: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-rural-community-loan-repayment-program?utm_campaign=Loan+Repayment+for+Providers+in+Rural+Communities&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery&fbclid=IwAR0BkUpBJKTglTXKt73clqLxrybme6qJ6O8g2Y0nEx_EAqLDnrNOXVzHUnM
Deadline is July 18th

2205, 2019

Your invited to Join a Zoom Call!

Topic: Pain Killer’s Kill
Date: 5/24/19
Time: 1:00

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2005, 2019

KCC and Queen’s Medical Center partner to offer free tuition for 26 future medical assistants!

The University of Hawaii announced that free tuition is available to 26 residents entering Kapiolani Community College’s medical assisting program through a new partnership with The Queen’s Health Systems.

The 12-month program, which starts Aug. 26, will offer recipients the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at Queen’s Medical Center while taking classes and earning college credits at KCC. Students will be working 16 hours per week at Queen’s in a modified physician practice assistant role.

The deadline to apply is June 10

Click here for more information: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/17/hawaii-news/newswatch/kcc-and-queens-medical-center-partner-to-offer-free-tuition-for-26-future-medical-assistants/

1705, 2019

Scholarship Opportunities!

Scholarship Opportunities!

• HPGS Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
• (3) $2,000.00 Awards
• Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 13, 2019
• Please send application by email to Dr. Christy Nishita at cnishita@hawaii.edu.

• UH Center on Aging & HPGS Scholarship in Aging
• (2) $1,000.00 awards
• Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 8, 2019
• Please send application by email to Dejah Faasoa at dejah24@hawaii.edu

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.hpgs.org/scholarships.html

1605, 2019

NHSC New Site Application Cycle is Now Open!

The 2019 NHSC New Site Application cycle is now open. Interested health care organizations are encouraged to read the Site Reference Guide to learn more about the program requirements. The application cycle will close on May 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

NHSC-approved sites are health care facilities that provide outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services to populations residing in high-need urban and rural areas. Critical Access Hospitals and some Indian Health Service Hospitals are the only eligible inpatient facilities and must be affiliated with an NHSC-approved outpatient clinic.

Last year, the NHSC received funding to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and expanded its site types to include outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities. Now sites providing general substance use disorder treatment, a medication assisted treatment program, or an Opioid Treatment Program are also eligible to apply.

Click here for more info: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/how-to-apply.html?utm_campaign=NHSC+New+Site+Application+Cycle+is+Now+Open%21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

1604, 2019

Attention Nursing Students!

Apply now to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program!

Review the following Nurse Corps Scholarship Program requirements to find out.

You are:
-a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
-enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
-beginning classes no later than September 30;
-free from any federal judgment liens;
-free from an existing service commitment;
-not overdue on a federal debt.

We give funding preference depending on your financial need.
The deadline to apply is May 21

Click here for more info: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship

603, 2019


BRAIN FAIR coming soon! Mark your calendar’s for March 9th & March 16th!