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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"

Click on this sentence to download the flyer, "Health Careers Presentations"


EVENTS


Medical Avenues to Services in Health (M*A*S*H)

These programs are designed to educate high school students (grades 9-12, must be 14 years of age) about the possibility of pursuing a  career in the health service field after they complete their education.  M*A*S*H programs are highly interactive. informative and FUN! MASH camp is a 3 1/2 day program designed to educate high school students about health careers.

Educational experiences may include:

  1. Classroom experience at WTAMU

  2. Travel to local health service providers

  3. Nursing simulation scenarios

  4. CPR and First Aid Certification

  5. Plus much more!

June 12-15, 2017 Basic (Grades 9-12)
June 19-22, 2017 - Advanced (Juniors/Seniors only)

Location: West Texas A&M University Campus—Canyon, Texas

Camp Fee: $60.00
Includes all meals, lodging, and camp attire
Housing, Dining, and Activities
WTAMU residence halls and cafeteria plus access to the Virgil Henson Activity Center

Deadline for entries: May 13, 2017

Only completed applications will be considered for acceptance. Please return completed applications to :

Panhandle Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
West Texas A&M University
WTAMU Box 61003
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Phone: 806-651-3483               Fax: 806-651-3489   Email: cgrepo@wtamu.edu

Click on this sentence to access more information about the MASH camp and download the application packet


SAVE THE DATE

West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Emergency Nursing Pediatric Courses (ENPC) 2017

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 lectures 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 class information sheet and registration form

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SAVE THE DATE

West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Trauma Nursing Core Courses (TNCC) 2017

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 lectures and psychomotor
skills stations.

Click on this sentence to download the class information sheet and registration form

In accordance with T.A.C. 206.74, with few exceptions, state law gives you the right to request, receive, review, and correct information about yourself collected by forms.


VISTA OPPORTUNITY

Employment Opportunity as a VISTA Worker

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center has an opening for an individual to fill their VISTA Program position starting in early Fall 2015.  Detailed information about this position and the specific job duties and how to apply can be found by clicking on the sentence below which will link you to the job description.

VISTA Job Description:  Click on this sentence to access the VISTA Job Description.

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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 brochure


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UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, SPRING 2017

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center has several upcoming continuing education events scheduled for this spring.  These include:

Child Abuse Prevention Conference brochure with program information and registration instructions.  April 4, 2017

Senior Ambassadors Coalition Body, Mind and Soul:  Protect and Prepare As We Age, April 6, 2017.

BSA Hospice of the Southwest, Compassionate and Ethical Response to Community Disasters and Needs, April 21, 2017.

Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics Workshop, April 21, 2017

Nursing Home Activity Director Update, May 5, 2017

Please click on the appropriate link below to download the brochure or registration form for each event.

Click on this sentence to download the Child Abuse Prevention Conference brochure

Click on this sentence to download the Body, Mind and Soul: Project brochure.

Click on this sentence to download the Body, Mind and Soul Project registration form

Click on this sentence to download the Compassionate and Ethical Response to Community Disaster and Needs Brochure

Click on this sentence to download the Compassionate and Ethical Response to Community Disaster and Needs registration form

Click on this sentence to download the to download the Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics brochure

Click on this sentence to download the Nursing Home Activity Director Update brochure

Click on this sentence to download the Nursing Home Activity Director Update registration form.