NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit November 28th, 2017

2018 National AHEC Organization Biennial Conference
Call for Presentation Proposals

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National AHEC Organization, the Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session podium presentation during the upcoming for the 2018 NAO Biennial Conference scheduled for July 8-11, 2018, in Washington, DC.

The programming will focus on the 2018 conference theme,
AHEC on the Hill: Diversity, Distribution and Practice Transformation.

Proposal submissions should seek to align with the main conference goals:

  • Provide practical skills and information to implement or improve AHEC-sponsored programs
  • Enhance the professional development of AHEC directors, staff and board members
  • Enable participants to develop new approaches that advance the AHEC mission

Submission Timeline

  • Submission deadline January 9, 2018 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification on or before March 9, 2018
  • Acceptance Deadline March 16, 2018
  • Presentation slides due on or before June 1, 2018

There will be three submission categories for concurrent sessions:

  • Single Session Forums
  • Double Session Small Group Educational Activities
  • Poster Presentations

For more details and proposal submission guidelines, go to:

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December 13, 2017
HPV Immunization Project Year 4
Core training topic: Behavioral Health Integration
1 p.m. EST
Passcode: 33402919
Please note: the topic has changed and there is no Adobe connect this month.

IPE Special Interest Group

Calling all AHEC Program Directors, Center Directors, and Staff who are interested in Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE). The IPE Special Interest Group (SIG) through the NAO is looking for interested individuals to be part of the IPE SIG as we embark on the adventure of IPE. This SIG is coming together once again to discuss, contemplate, and collaborate on best practices for IPE. With the new direction from HRSA, IPE will be a central part of what we do. What a better way to launch this new season of AHEC than to collectively support each other and share ideas. If you are new to IPE, have been participating in IPE for a while, or if you are an expert – we need you! We will be holding an IPE SIG conference call on Wednesday December 13th at 11 am PST/12 pm MST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST.

Call-in number: 712-770-4010 Passcode: 269487#

Interested members are asked to add your email to the distribution list on the SIG spreadsheet found here:

Call agenda will be emailed out the week before. Please plan to attend. Your input is needed to help make AHEC IPE a success! Contact Curt Stilp, IPE SIG leader, Program Director, Oregon AHEC for more info.


West Texas AHEC Launches Online Course

The West Texas AHEC has launched an online CHW training program that is available to anyone outside of Texas. It is a great core curriculum that includes modules on chronic disease management and patient navigation. To view a full-size version of the flyer below, please click here.

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