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Application and Eligibility

Free Courses! - Online or in-person courses focusing on six leading-edge healthcare topics

Community! - Work on-site in rural and underserved communities

You! - Receive a $1,000 stipend for your two--year commitment. Connect with health professionals from multiple disciplines

Learn More:

Rylee O'Neill, Director

208-282-3722 or seidahec@isu.edu

 

Program Overview

Program Entry

  • Prepare to Make a Difference!
  • Two-year Commitment
  • Formal Application Process
  • Engage with a Cohort of 15 Peers from Multiple Health Professions Fields

Year One

  • Engage with Rural and Underserved Communities!
  • Orientation to WWAMI AHEC Scholars
  • 40 hours community/experiential/clinical learning
  • 40 hours didactics relevant to rural and underserved communities (offered on campus or electronically)

Year Two

  • Put Knowledge into Practice!
  • 40 hours community/experiential/clinical learning
  • 40 hours didactics relevant to rural and underserved communities (offered on campus or electronically)
  • Spring networking events
  • AHEC Scholars Graduation and Reception of HRSA/AHEC Branded Certificate 

Core Topic Areas

Interprofessional Education 

  • Supports a coordinated, patient-centered model of health care that involves an understanding of the contributions of multiple healthcare professionals

Behavioral Health Integration

  • Promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services (mental health and substance abuse)

Social Determinants of Health

  • Economic stability, education, social and community context, health and health care, neighborhoods and built environments- and their impact on health

Cultural Competency

  • Recognize and address unique cultural, language, and health literacy aspects of diverse individuals and communities 

Practice Transformation

  • Goal-setting, leadership, facilitation, workflow advancements, measure outcomes, adapt organization tools and processes to team-based models of care delivery

Current and Emerging Health Issues

  • Examples: Zika virus, pandemic influenza, COVID-19, opioid abuse, life-span issues