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In partnership with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, the Southeast Alaska AHEC provided a free Mental Health First Aid training for Ketchikan High School students (age 16-18) on April 30. Earlier this month, the Southeast Alaska AHEC provided a free training for the Juneau School District. The Alaska AHECs received a waiver to teach this eight-hour, internationally-recognized, certificate course to students under 18. Find out more about Mental Health First Aid here. 

The Southeast Alaska AHEC provides Mental Health First Aid certificate-training to organizations and healthcare facilities throughout the region. Next training: Petersburg Medical Center in June 2019.

The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) brings pre-med and medical students to Alaska. In Summer 2019, sites throughout Southeast Alaska will host students in the following fields of study: Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Women’s Health and Clinical Science.

Health Career Connections took place in Juneau, April 29-May 3 with students from Metlakatla, Petersburg and Craig. Thank you to Bartlett Regional Hospital for housing the program, Capital City Fire and Rescue for a fantastic tour and CPR training, the University of Alaska Southeast Health Science staff, Southeast Radiation Oncology Center, JAMHI, Airlift NW, LifeMed and Juneau Pediatric Dentistry.

The Southeast Alaska AHEC and ASHNHA recently sponsored de-escalation training for hospital teams from five facilities (Bartlett Regional Hospital, Petersburg Medical Center, Cordova Community Medical Center and Norton Sounds Regional Hospital). These teams will now train staff members back in their own communities.