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Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center

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Ivy Tech receives 2016 Partnership Matters Award

Friona _Moore _Ivy -Tech -AwardSouthwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) presented Ivy Tech Community College Southwest in Evansville, Indiana, with the 2016 Partnership Matters Award during Indiana AHEC statewide meeting April 26, 2016 in Indianapolis.

“With good collaboration across the institutions for higher education in our 10-county region, Ivy Tech Community College Southwest stands out in its willingness to work with AHEC to ensure qualified health professionals in southern Indiana,” said Jane Friona, executive director of Southwest Indiana AHEC, when presenting the award to Cindy Moore, dean of the Frank L. Hilton M.D. School of Health Sciences at Ivy Tech Southwest. “The leadership and faculty at Ivy Tech are committed to helping people learn and improve the region.”


Summer Camp Opportunities:

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Vincennes University - Jasper
to host Health Careers Camp

Web -image -MHHCC_Health -Careers -Camp -2016-FlyerHealth Careers Camp 2016, hosted at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center and Vincennes University Jasper Campus, will be held June 29, 30 and July 1, 2016. This camp provides high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (in fall 2016) with engaging activities, critical information, and practical advice to further explore and pursue health care careers. Three action-packed days will give participants insight into college life and a variety of health care careers.

Each session is Wednesday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). Students must agree to actively participate in all three days of the camp. Registration is limited.

Camp fee is $25; financial assistance is available.

Download the application packet here.

Deadline extended 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 16, 2016. Download the application packet

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How does AHEC Connect Health Professions Students with Communities?

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:

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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

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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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