Program Core Areas
The AHEC Program has five core program areas:
This program facilitates ambulatory clinical training in community settings, including those in urban and rural underserved locations. Students benefit from quality educational opportunities in a variety of practice styles and geographic locations. The community preceptors benefit from increased contact with faculty and students, professional stimulation, and improved awareness of the resources of the Medical Center. Patients also benefit by receiving care from providers that actively participate in educational activities.
The goal of this program is to provide/facilitate quality continuing education for practicing health professionals. The availability of convenient, accredited continuing education is important to the support of existing practitioners, the recruitment and retention of new health professionals, and improved patient care.
Health Education and Health Promotion Programs
This programming is offered in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health and/or other agencies and organizations. There are three primary objectives: 1) to improve the ability of healthcare practitioners to educate their patients about their conditions; 2) to provide education directly to rural program participants in a variety of age groups; and 3) to facilitate access to health information for members of the general public.
Health Learning Resource Center
The Health Learning Resource Center Program (HLRC) has the primary function to support the pre-serv ice, inservice, and continuing education needs of institutions and health care professionals in the region through the sharing of health science information and materials.
The HLRC contains a collection of Videotape (VHS) Programs; CD-ROM, CME programs; Teaching Models; and Educational Displays. The educational materials are available for use by a wide variety of healthcare professionals, institutions, and agencies.
We ask the patron to preview the materials prior to usage to determine appropriateness for the intended audience. Materials are scheduled for use on a first-come, first-service basis. There is currently no charge to borrow HLRC materials or equipment; however, the resources are limited for use in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio.
The Area Health Education Center reserves the right to restrict or refuse circulation of materials.
The materials are loaned for a maximum of two weeks unless other specific arrangements have been made. Materials may be picked up and returned to Area Health Education Center in one of the following ways: 1) in person or 2) by United Parcel Service (UPS). Note: not all items are available for shipment.
The Health Careers Information Center Program (HCIC) is designed to increase interest in the health professions and the opportunities in the healthcare field. The HCIC makes available speakers, web based information, printed materials, and A/V programs to promote and support initiatives to increase the pursuit of health profession training by traditional and nontraditional students.