SWI-AHEC strives to enhance access to continuing education in the health professions and to clinical information resources that are responsive to the needs of clinicians caring for medically underserved communities and the health care needs of those communities. Below is a calendar of continuing education events throughout the region. SWI-AHEC may provide financial support for health professionals from Critical Access Hospitals, Community Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Clinics, Rural Health Clinics to attend relevant continuing education opportunities.
VA Mental Health Summit and Workshop
SWI-AHEC partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Southern Indiana's Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center to sponsor a Mental Health Summit and Workshop on July 28, 2015.
Below are video and audio links for each of the sessions:
Breakout Discussions with Veterans
Workshop Presentations for Health Professionals
- Addressing Addictions in Special Populations
- Military and Veteran Families' Issues and Concerns
- PTSD: When Past is Present
Critical Access Hospital-Continuing Education
SWI-AHEC partnered with the University of Southern Indiana to create a continuing education program focused on the needs of Critical Access Hospitals. This pilot program was a huge success and has been implemented as a continual program. This opportunity is available to Critical Access Hospital throughout the state of Indiana, as well as other states. SWI-AHEC provided financial support for the Critical Access Hospitals in Southwest Indiana, if your Critical Access Hospital is located in another region of Indiana there may be local AHEC funding available. To receive further information contact Jane Friona at (812) 461-5446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (more information)
Educational Opportunities at Regional Colleges and Universities
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
University of Evansville
University of Southern Indiana
Vincennes University-Jasper Campus
Indiana Rural Health Association
Indiana Rural Health Association is designed to provide health care leaders in rural/small communities of Indiana with networking and educational opportunities, as well as renewed motivation to tackle their challenging jobs. More information about joining IRHA and the opportunities.
Return of the Blues Café
Southwest Indiana AHEC is collaborating with the USI Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) to offer a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification training on Tuesday, November 29.