NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit December 27, 2016

From the President's Office

Season's greetings to you and yours!

During this season of reflecting, rejoicing and rejuvenating, the National AHEC Board of Directors wishes you and your family an abundance of comfort, warmth and happiness this holiday season and a prosperous and Happy New Year!

Jacqueline Wynn, Paula Overfelt, Marty Schaller, Mindy Bateman, Michael French, Christina Mathis, David Garr, Petra Clark Dufner, Sandra Pope, Mary Mitchell, Aileen Harris, Anna Wenders

National Training Center

Vaccine Hesitancy webinar

We are very pleased to offer our next webinar aimed at health professionals, "The Immunity Community: Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy," at 3 p.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 26. Todd Faubion, PhD, and Mackenzie Melton, MPH, of the non-profit WithinReach, will share lessons learned in a three-year intervention that engaged parents to advocate in favor of immunizations in their communities and review strategies that have been shown, with statistical significance, to change immunization attitudes and beliefs. There is no continuing education credit associated with this presentation, however, attendees can request a certificate of attendance. Please promote this webinar to health professionals, medical office staff and health professions students in your networks. Those interested professionals may use this link to register:

Texas HPV video

Texas Children's Hospital put together this video that examines the long term repercussions of HPV and HPV-related cancers. Featuring various HPV cancer survivors, the video stresses the importance of immunizing children against HPV by helping viewers understand that the vaccine protects children from a future with HPV-related cancer. Get your Kleenex ready for this one!

International Health Literacy Association

The newly formed International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) is open for business! Visit the association website for your free membership, to join an active work group, or to learn more about its mission and vision for health literate societies.

Save the Date!

Friday, January 20, 2017, Orlando, FL. Florida Health Literacy Summit at Nemours Children's Hospital. A full day of workshops and lunch for $45.

Friday, May 5, 2017, Greensboro, NC. 3rd Annual Patient Education Summit: Hands-On Advancement Tools and Strategies. Sponsored by Greensboro AHEC, Southern Regional AHEC and Cone Health.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5, 2017, Madison, WI. Health Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement. Sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy.

The Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series could soon be coming to a location near you! The events provide healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare. The 2017 Summit Series will come to San Diego, Cleveland, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Beverly Hills, and Dallas.

Other News

Special Interest Groups

Please keep the momentum going on the NAO SIGs — I know that they have been useful! Remember: anyone can add a SIG and work with AHEC colleagues from anywhere in the country. It may make sense to create more SIGs regarding AHEC redesign with a focus on practice transformation. If there is interest, we can supply a dial-in number and log-in for those interested in sharing information and resources.​

Here's the link to the growing spreadsheet; and remember, you can edit and add areas of interest.

Job Opportunities

Please remember to check out the Employment section of the NAO website for current job listings.

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