The central region is defined as Marquette, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta, and Alger counties.



November 20, 2017

MED-TALK 2017/ High School Students Interested in the Health Professions

Nov. 20th at Marquette Senior High School Little Theatre, 8:15 am-2:15 pm

Med-Talk is designed for 9th through 12th grade students who are interested in a career in the health field.  Trending topics will be presented by experts in their fields and include: Concussion, Sleep, Distracted Driving, Cyber Bullying, Stress Management, Mental Health, Sports Nutrition, Substance Abuse Disorders, Importance of Self Love and LGBTQ issues.

Registration website:  www.regonline.com/nmumedtalk2017

Registration Fee:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  November 6, 2017


Oct. 13, 2017 

       "Pain Management & Opioid  Addiction" conference at NMU!

This conference will be for primary health providers and will address the urgent topics in healthcare and the community on pain management and opioid addiction through the lifespan.  Panel presentations will be from local and state professionals in healthcare and the legal system which will address concerns and solutions in this topic area.  Continuing education credits will be offered for primary and mental health providers for attendance.  The conference will be from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lydia Olson Library on NMU's campus in LRC109/111 with satellite locations at UP Health Systems, Hancock; Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Negaunee; Aspirus, Ironwood and LMAS District Health Department, Newberry.

Medical Education Credit:  4.5 hours

NMU School of Nursing CE:  4.5 hours

NMU Social Work CE:  4.5 hours

MI Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP):  4.5 hours

  • $65 All Day
  • $30 2 hr. nursing pain CE requirement (8:30 am -11:00 am) light breakfast included
  • $20 All day student rate (ID required) (no CE credits)

To register: http://www.regonline.com/nmuahec2017


May 12, 2017

Building Trauma Informed Organizations Across Disciplines

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8 am - 2 pm, Cost $65

UP-AHEC (Simulcast live from Western Michigan University), NMU Olson Library-LRC 109

This is a conference for all organizations/institutions interested in learning how to become a trauma informed organization and learn better care of patients, clients and students.

Continuing education for CME, SW, CHEC certified health education specialists and SCECH K-12 educators.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-trauma-informed-care-across-discip...

For more information call Eriz Hughey 616-771-9487


May 24, 2017

Legislative Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and learn about your District's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and their important accomplishments in Michigan's Healthcare Workforce

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., House Office Building, Mackinac Room, Lansing, MI.  For more information call: (616) 771-9487

RSVP:  rosario.hughey@wmich.edu

March 8, 2017

 Leadership in Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussion

Many people are concerned about reports of bias-based language and behaviors targeting young people and adults based on differences such as race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other differences.  Have you found yourself wanting to speak up to address hurtful language and behaviors but you didn't know how to respond at work, at home or in the community?  Perhaps you've been in a situation where you wished that you could've responded in a different way to an inappropriate behavior, remark or joke?  Many attendees of the MSU Extension two-day Multicultural Self-Awareness workshop have indicated that they would benefit from opportunities to practice ways to use their voice to take leadership in dealing with difficult multicultural discussions.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide frameworks and practical experiences for participants to explore how difficult discussions can become opportunities for transformative dialogue.  Participants will learn approaches to positive confrontation and the connections between personal healing, organizational and community change, social justice and authentic relationships across differences.  This workshop is open to all MSU Extension staff amd community members.

This workshop will be held at NMU, Olson Library (room 311), March 8, 2017, 9 am- 4 pm, cost is $25 for MSU Extension employees, $75 for community members.


HOSA/Alger County

Health Occupations Student Association

Help guide students to become our future healthcare professionals and leaders!


Veterans Mental Health Conference

Annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference is Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northern Michigan University, Olson Library, rm 109.  The cost is $65 ($20 student rate) includes breakfast, lunch and CE credits.

ASD Conference

Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference (Stay tuned)


Superior Dental Day - April 15, 2017

Superior Dental Day is open to uninsured and underinsured adults in Alger, Marquette and Baraga counties who fall at or below the annual 200% of poverty guidelines. More information about dental day can be found by following the link below or calling 906-227-1628. Volunteer dental professionals will be available to do cleanings, x-rays, check ups, pullings and fillings. High school and college students from across the UP will be shadowing the professionals for the day to gain a better understanding of the dental field.  More information about dental day can be found by following the link below or calling 906-227-1628.

Appointments for dental day are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 906-227-1628 on February 27-28, 2017 from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

To volunteer for dental day as a professional or to sign up to shadow please call 906-227-1628.


NMU Rural Health Careers Camp - May 15-17, 2017


Offering students an introduction to the health care professions.

This camp provides rural high school students a hands-on learning experience about different health careers and allowed them to experience the opportunities available in the health professions. Students will experience health care simulations in nursing, clinical sciences, dentistry, medical, and sports science, students will also receive CPR training and a tour of Jacobetti Home for Veterans where they are able to learn how the various health professions work together to provide quality health care for individuals. Students will also receive information about education and training, academic requirements, financial aid and campus life. The staff for camp is comprised of NMU health professions faculty, health professionals currently in practice and college students studying towards a profession. For more information follow the link below or call 906-227-1628. 


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Hosted by: UP-AHEC, Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences, Pre-professional programs, Health and Human Performance