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Panhandle Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

PANHANDLE AHEC STAFF AND SERVICES

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center is one of five Centers in the West Texas area.  Panhandle AHEC provides services to the top twenty counties in the Texas Panhandle.  The mission of Panhandle AHEC is to address the health care provider shortage and improve health care access in West Texas through education and development of the health care workforce.

To accomplish its mission, Panhandle AHEC focuses on the following strategies:

  • Introduce youth, K-12, to health careers

  • Support rural clinical training for students who are in the health professions

  • Provide practice support to existing health care professionals

  • Promote healthy living

Panhandle AHEC provides a variety of services to the health care community as well as information to high school students on the various health care careers that are available.  Click on the links below to download a list of services that Panhandle AHEC provides or is involved in.

Click on this sentence to download the flyer," What Panhandle AHEC can provide or assist with"


HOUSING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center assists many health professions schools in placing their students in rural hospitals and clinics to gain experience and complete the required clinical portion of their training.  Students completing their clinical experience in a rural location, away from Amarillo, are in need of housing while they work in a community.  Living in the community while completing their clinical allows the student to experience the positive benefits of living in a rural location. 

To find our more about how you and or someone in your community could host a student when they are completing their clinical experience, click on the link below to download an informational brochure.

Click on this sentence to download the Housing the Future of Medicine flyer


 UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, 2018

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center will have several upcoming continuing education events scheduled for this spring.  As more information is available concerning dates, locations and costs, this information will be posted here and on our Facebook page and Twitter account. 


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West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Emergency Nursing Pediatric Courses (ENPC) 2018

The ENPC Provider course is designed to provide core level knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of  professional nursing care to the pediatric patient. The content presented is through a combination of online modules, presentations and psychomotor skills stations.  For additional information on this class and to register, click on the link below for the dates the classes are offered and additional information.

Click on this sentence to download the ENPC Registration Form


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West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Trauma Nursing Core Courses (TNCC) 2018

The TNCC Provider course is designed to provide core level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional emergency care to the trauma patient. The content is presented through a combination of online modules, lectures and psychomotor skills stations.

Click on this sentence to download the TNCC Registration Form

 

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Panhandle Great 25 Nurses

Sponsorship

The Panhandle Great 25 Nurses Celebration tremendously appreciates our past sponsors who have helped to make the event so successful. The committee would like to extend the 2018 sponsorship opportunity to our corporate, industry, and community business partners, as well as individual sponsors to help us ensure the tradition of the Panhandle Great 25 and its mission continues. Our hope is this award will continue to be recognized throughout the nursing community for years to come in the Texas Panhandle as an esteemed honor and prestigious accomplishment for the nursing profession.

This year’s 3rd annual event will take place on October 9th, 2018, 6-8 pm at Polk Street United Methodist Church

Your commitment will afford recognition in our program, promotion on our Facebook page, exposure to over 300 local consumers and a venue to visit with this select group of health care professionals. Money received from donations and sponsorships is used only for event expenses and to fund nursing scholarships through the Texas Nurses Association-District 2.  If you have any questions please contact Valerie Kiper at valerie.kiper@ttuhsc.edu or Richard Pullen at richard.pullen@ttuhsc.edu.  Link to sponsorship information is at                                                                                 http://www.texasnurses.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1078037.

Panhandle Great 25 Nurse Nomination

We invite you to join our efforts to recognize 25 deserving professional nurses throughout the Texas Panhandle.  To nominate a nurse, go to https://wtamuuw.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02oqR1uhUWRksFT.  THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED NOMINATIONS IS JULY 2 BY 5:00 P.M.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


 

What is a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW)?

A person who, with or without compensation is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care and social services, and the community. A promotor(a) or community health worker is a trusted community member, that has a close understanding of the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A promotor(a) or community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy and participation in clinical research.

What does Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program provide?

Program is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and provides 160 contact hours towards certification.  Participants will learn the basic eight core competencies in a community and healthcare environment.

To access Community Health Worker Course information, please either link below.

To learn more about the Community Health Worker Online Course click here

To learn more about the Community Health Worker Online Course with an Emphasis on Behavioral and Mental Health Click

Here

To learn about upcoming CHW CEU opportunities, click here

For CHW continuing education opportunities, please contact: Stephanie Loya at 806-651-3482 or by email at sloya@wtamu.edu.


2018 West Texas AHEC Medical Academy

June 10-14, 2018

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Come join us this summer for a week of learning, team building and fun!

This academy will introduce students who have an interest in the medical profession to further their health career interest by introducing the students to a variety of healthcare careers and programs, allowing students to tour and shadow healthcare professionals to gain experience regarding the day to day activities in that profession and participate in team building exercises.

High school students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to send in their applications to attend the 2018 West Texas Medical Academy for review no later than May 7, 2018.  There is not a charge for this academy. 

Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Lubbock.

 

To access the 2018 West Texas AHEC Medical Academy announcement, click here

To access the DRAFT Agenda, click here

To access the student application form, please  go to https://goo.gl/forms/nJ83Ebi4OCK5VXp52

                                                    To access the teacher recommendation form, go to https://goo.gl/fNNZx1.                                                        If you're unable to access the online teacher recommendation form, click here.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Chris Williams at 806-292-6255 or chris.williams@ahecplains.org.

 


Contact Us At:

Panhandle Area Health Education Center

West Texas A&M University

WTAMU Box 61003

Canyon, TX 79016

 806-651-3480 phone        806-651-3489 fax

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