National Training Center
Because of its strength and ability to affect change on a national scale, the NAO National Training Center has been awarded many national scale projects. The National Training Center currently manages the 'Improving HPV Immunization Rates on a National Scale Utilizing the National AHEC Network Project' through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project aims to improve HPV immunization rates of 11- and 12-year-old males and females throughout the nation by improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine.
The National AHEC Organization received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a project to provide education to health professionals regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Selected AHEC entities in all 50 states will work to increase awareness as well as train health professionals about the HPV vaccine, in an overall effort to increase HPV vaccination rates.
Health Information Literacy Project
Health literacy is defined by the Institute of Medicine as the “degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."
A continuing partnership with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) since 2015 has given 20 AHEC centers the opportunity to provide Lupus networking, education, and resources to under-resourced, high-risk communities.