Southwest Indiana AHEC
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard, HP 2091
Evansville, IN 47712
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Summer Camp Opportunities
Applications accepted for Health Careers Exploration Program 2016
SWI-AHEC again announces an opportunity for high school students to learn more about health careers and college preparation this summer. Participants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2016.
The SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program 2016 will offer presentations, hands-on activities, field trip(s), and other activities to provide the participants with insights into health careers, as well as postsecondary education. The camp is a three-day (non-residential) experience scheduled for June 20, 21 & 22, 2016, on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana.
Spaces are limited, and applications are due no later than May 1, 2016. Download the application packet
Register now for Go Viral: Be a Disease Detective Health Camp
EVSC Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center and Southwest Indiana AHEC are offering a one week summer camp June 6-10 to explore disease outbreaks, basic epidemiology, disease tracking, integration of public health with medical care, and the variety of careers in public health.
The time is 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
This opportunity is for current 7th and 8th graders in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
Limited spaces - visit www.SICTC.com to apply. Application deadline is April 15.
Click the image at left to download the flyer.
SWI-AHEC announces recipients of 2015-16 Mini-Grants
Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC) has awarded more than $17,000 in funding to nine area tax-exempt organizations as part of its 2015-16 Mini-Grant Program.
“This amount represents an investment in our future,” said Jane Friona, executive director of SWI-AHEC. “When you look at the entire health workforce pipeline – middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels – every step is important, and the educational resources we help provide to area institutions not only boosts interest in health careers and assists in education, but also ultimately improves healthcare in southwest Indiana.”
The organizations receiving SWI-AHEC Mini-Grants are:
|Dare to Dream Mentoring Program, Evansville||Tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universitities|
|Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City||CPR instructor training and equipment for Anatomy & Physiology course|
|Jasper High School, Jasper||Purchase and repair of microoscopes for Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences|
|Medical Professions Academy, Evansville Central H.S.||Clinical Immersion Experience at Deaconess Hospital|
|St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville||Recording of Perinatal Tri-State Conference for rural communities|
|Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, Evansville||Professional resource library for Health Science students|
|Twin Rivers, Washington||Sports Medicine and Athletic Traininng unit for Anatomy & Health Science curriculum|
|University of Evansville's College of Education and Health Sciences||Caring for the Poor program to provide health screenings and education|
|YWCA of Evansville||Health careers camp for 7th and 8th grade girls|
About the Mini-Grant Program: Schools and other community organizations in southwest Indiana that promote health careers for youth (grades 6-12), offer clinical experiences for health professions students, or provide continuing education for health professionals may be eligible to receive a mini-grant from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC).
Each year, SWI-AHEC seeks applications for projects in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
“We are interested in projects across the health care workforce pipeline, from youth to current health care professionals. Our focus is on the diversity, distribution, and quality of the health care workforce throughout southwest Indiana,” said Jane Friona, SWI-AHEC executive director. “Historically, awards have ranged between $1,000 and $4,000. The number of mini-grants awarded will be dependent on the number of proposals we receive.”
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