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November 20, 2017

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

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 field 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

 

October 13, 2017

        "Pain Management and 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 to this topic area.  Continuing education credits will be offered for primary and mental health providers for attendance.  The conference will be Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lydia Olson library on NMU's campus in LRC 109/111 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

 

August 9, 2017

Community Advisory Board Meeting

          UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programming in the UP counties.

 

June 9, 2017

Screening, Referral and Follow-up of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the M-CHAT-R

Friday, June 9, 2017, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., NMU LRC 109 (Simulcast live from Central Michigan University). Cost is FREE! Lunch

is included.

Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASDMCHATR

Contact for more information:  (906) 227-1613 or cnoble@nmu.edu

May 10, 2017

Community Advisory Board Meeting

          UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programming in the UP counties.

May 19, 2017

Screening, Referral and Follow-up of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the M-CHAT-R

Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:30 am - 12 noon, NMU LRC 109 (Simulcast live from Western MI University). Cost is Free

Register: https//www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASDMCHATR

Contact for more information: (906) 227-1613 or cnoble@nmu.edu

 

Michigan Caries Prevention Program

MCPP is offering FREE training and support tools to primary care providers and clinical staff to implement preventive oral health services during well-child visits.

To enroll:  call 1-844-4-MITEETH (1-844-464-8338) For more information:  visit MITeeth.org or email info@MITeeth.org

 

May 12, 2017

Building Trauma Informed Organizations Across Disciplines

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cost $65, Live event: Western Michigan University, Simulcast locations:  Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University (LRC 109), University Center at Gaylord, Wayne State University in Detroit

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.

For more information call Eriz Hughley 616-771-9487

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...

 

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.

https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=A1F0E34025E5B97B

 

May 15-17, 2017

Rural Health Careers Camp

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 allows them to experience the opportunities available in the health professions. Students experience health care simulations in nursing, clinical sciences, dentistry, medical, and sports science, students also receive CPR training and a tour of the 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 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.

Registration for camp opens February 22, 2017!

Need based scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

For more information please visit www.regonline.com/NMUhealth17

April 15, 2017

           Superior Dental Day - April 15, 2017

Superior Dental Day

UPRC AHEC is holding a free dental clinic for uninsured and underinsured adults in Alger, Marquette and Baraga counties. All those seeking an appointment for dental day must fall at or below the federal yearly poverty guidelines. 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. 

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.

April 4, 2017

Speed Dating - Health Professions Style

This program is designed to expose students grades 10-12 from Newberry High School to a variety of health professionals including: dental, surgical, nursing, social work, clinical lab sciences, radiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Students will receive information on the different opportunities within each profession including various degree levels, salaries, and future outlook. 

February 8, 2017

Community Advisory Board Meeting

          UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programming in the UP counties.

November 9, 2016

          Community Advisory Board Meeting

          UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programming in the UP counties.

November 4, 2016

           Annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference

           Webinar to be held at Northern Michigan University in LRC 109 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

           Cost is $65 ($20 student rate) includes breakfast, lunch and CE credits

           Keynote Speaker:  Major General Gregory J. Vadnais

           He will be speaking in regard to recent changes in Michigan to improve Veterans access to quality of care.      

           To Register please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-returning-veterans-mental-health-conference-registration-27046591082

 

October 6, 2016

          The Luce Career Fair was held October 6, 2016.  This event was sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Construction Council (UPCC). 

          This trades and healthcare career event was attended by over 600 students from the Eastern UP. 

June 17, 2016

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practices in Screening, Referral and Behavioral Health Interventions

Webinar to be held at Northern Michigan University in LRC 109 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration is required but attendance is free. 

Topic:
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive diagnosis for children of all ages and ethnicities. Information regarding early diagnosis and referrals continues to be problematic for health care professionals. This training will enable health care professionals to better understand the symtomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify concerns as early as possible, and to make a referral with conviction. 

Presenters: 
Krista Clancy, MS, LLP, BCBA
Director of Behavioral Services
University Pediatricians Autism Center, Wayne State University 

Scott McPhee, MS, BCBA
Supervising Behavioral Consultant
University Pediatricians Autism Center, Wayne State University 

Continuing Education Credits: 
Physicians - 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) 
Nursing - 2.16 contact hours 

To register please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/asdregistration


May 9-11, 2016

Rural Health Careers Camp

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 allows them to experience the opportunities available in the health professions. Students experience health care simulations in nursing, clinical sciences, dentistry, medical, and sports science, students also receive CPR training and a tour of the 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 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.

Registration for camp opens February 15, 2016!

Need based scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

For more information please visit www.regonline.com/NMUhealth16

 

April 23, 2016

Marquette - Baraga Dental Day 2016

UPRC AHEC is holding a free dental clinic for uninsured and underinsured adults in Marquette and Baraga counties. All those seeking an appointment for dental day must fall at or below the federal yearly poverty guildlines. 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. 

Appointments for dental day are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 906-227-1628 on March 21-25, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

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

For more information please visit 

April 15, 2016

Speed Dating - Health Professions Style

This program is designed to expose students grades 10-12 from Newberry High School to a variety of health professionals including: dental, surgical, nursing, social work, clinical lab sciences, radiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Students will receive information on the different opportunities within each profession including various degree levels, salaries, and future outlook. 

A registration session was held in the gym after that registration forms will be available from the main office.

February 17, 2016

Community Advisory Board Meeting

UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programing in the UP counties. 

November 5, 2015

UP Health Strategies Conference

UP-AHEC will be on hand collecting data. 

November 18, 2015

Community Advisory Board Meeting

UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programing in the UP counties. 

October 28, 2015

National Health Service Corps

UP-AHEC will present information on NHSC loan repayment to NMU social work and nursing students. http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ 

October 29, 2015

MI Works! Health Professionals Day

UP-AHEC will network with health professionals and organizations from accross the UP.    

September 23, 2015

Trout Creek Career Fair

UP-AHEC presented NMU health career program information to high school students. 

September 21 & 22, 2015

Social Work Student Presentation

UP-AHEC presented NMU social work students with bags to help them with internships and job seeking. 

August 21, 2015

Treating the Whole Community  The Mind-Body Connection

UP-AHEC is partnering with the Western Regional Center AHEC to host this webinar style conference here in the UP. The conference will run from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. with a lite breakfast and lunch provided. Topics for for the conference range from mental health to language skills in inter-professional care with speakers from the western Michigan area. The cost of registration is $75 and has three participating locations: NMU, UP Health System - Portage, and Mackinac Straits Hospital. CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available to those who are interested. Please call The Western Regional Center AHEC office at (616) 771-9487 with any questions.  

To register please follow this link:
https://iebms.ungerboeck.eup.wmich.edu/iebms/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=AHECREGIS&eventid=12710  

To view the conference flyer please follow this link: 
Treating the Whole Community The Body-Mind Connection 

August 19, 2015

Community Advisory Board Meeting

UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programing in the UP counties. 

June 5, 2015

1st Annual "Friends of MI-AHEC" Dinner 2015

The 1st Annual "Friends of MI-AHEC" (Michigan Area Health Education Center) Dinner is an event to celebrate the successful creation of MI-AHEC's newly formed statewide network of five regional centers. For the first time, this event will bring together influential leaders in health care and education across the state in support of MI-AHEC's mission to partner with community organizations and schools throughout the state to recruit and retain a diverse workforce of health care professionals for medically underserved areas. 

May 20, 2015

Community Advisory Board Meeting

UP-AHEC will meet with board members from across the UP to discuss AHEC and future programing in the UP counties.   

May 11-13, 2015

Rural Health Careers Camp

Offering students an introduction to the health care professions.

This camp provided 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 experienced health care simulations in nursing, clinical sciences, dentistry, medical, and sports science, students also received CPR training and a tour of Jacobetti Home for Veterans where they were able to learn how the various health professions work together to provide quality health care for individuals. Students also received information about education and training, academic requirements, financial aid and campus life. The staff for camp was comprised of NMU health professions faculty, health professionals currently in practice and college students studying towards a profession.
 

April 15, 2015

Speed Dating - Health Professions Style

This program was designed to expose students grades 10-12 from Newberry High School to a variety of health professionals including: dental, surgical, nursing, social work, clinical lab sciences, radiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Students will receive information on the different opportunities within each profession including various degree levels, salaries, and future outlook. Participating students will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes including a Kindel Fire!

A parents session was available at lunch time the same day to discuss application requirements and financial aid questions with the chance to win and tablet!

A registration session was held on April 8th in the gym after that registration forms will be available from the main office.

Congratulations to all of our drawing winners! A huge thank you to all of the health professionals that came to discuss their careers with the students! 

December 2, 2014

Luce Meeting

Executive Director Cindy Noble will discuss the results of the Community Engagement Meeting conducted in Luce to stakeholders in order to develop future programs.

Stakeholder Meeting

Executive Director Cindy Noble will be holding a Stakeholder Meeting in St. Igance in the Mackinac Straits Hospital board room from 10:00am to 12:00pm. She will introduce local community members to AHEC and discuss the strengths and needs for the region as far as connecting students into the health careers. Refreshments will be provided.
 

October 9, 2014

Community Engagement Meeting 

UP-AHEC will be conducting a Community Engagement Meeting in Luce county in the Newberry High School cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Refreshments and food catered from Subway will be provided. 

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