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AmeriCorps Program

The Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) is designed to train the next generation of leaders in health care.


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Program Goals

  1. Learn about public health and today’s critical health challenges.
  2. Exposed to a variety of health careers.
  3. Prepare for life after high school and thrive in whichever path you follow.
  4. Understand the significance of serving diverse populations and working towards health equity and justice.

Program Components

CHSC

Collegiate Health Services Core Program is to expose undergraduate students to health careers through service learning experiences that promote culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention education to medically underserved communities.

Goals

  1. Students will develop a more holistic view of patient-provider interactions that will help them become more empathetic, culturally competent health professionals.
  2. Coordinate relationships and responsibilities among academic personnel, students, community partners, and service recipients.
  3. Provide the resources and experiences to underrepresented students so they can pursue and succeed in medical and health career fields. 
  4. Connect students pursuing health and medical careers to the under-served and in-need within the local community.
  5. Provide CHSC members opportunities to develop relevant skills and experiences.

PHA

Public Health Ambassadors Program is to expose High School Students to everything that is done to PREVENT and PROTECT populations from disease, disasters, and injury and to PROMOTE good health, from access to healthy food, clean air, and water, to walkable neighborhoods, to policies and information that help the entire population.

Goals

  1. What is Public Health?
  2. Greatest Achievements in Public Health
  3. The Public Health Approach
  4. Health Equity for Healthy Populations
  5. Why Choose a Public Health Career?

CBET

Community-Based Experiential Training is a partnership between a community-based organization and a health professional school to provide experience to health students in working in the community. This is done by introducing them to how to work with specific populations. Southwestern AHEC has two disciplines that we introduce to the health students.

STRIVE Program (CBET)

STRIVE is a transitional program for young adults with disabilities after accomplishing their academic requirements. This program provides job training, life skills, and community experiences to participating members.

Goals

  1. Through this program, health professional students will gain valuable experience working with populations with disabilities.
  2. Understand what Agitation is and how it relates to Developmental Disabilities.
  1. Adapt medical procedures for patients with developmental disabilities
  2. Learn about Medical vs. Social Models of Disability.
  3. Develop Discharge Plans and Care Involvement.
  4. Students will present a project and develop a plan of how they will use what they have learned in this experience in their field of work. 

Domestic Violence (CBET)

Domestic violence is violence committed by someone in the victim's domestic circle. This includes partners, ex-partners, immediate family members, relatives, and friends. The term 'domestic violence' is used when there is a close relationship between the offender and the victim.

Goals

  1. Through this program, health professional students will gain valuable experience working with populations with Domestic Violence.
  2. Understand Domestic Violence as it relates to Gender & Sexuality.
  3. Learn about Domestic Violence as a Public Health Issue.
  4. Understand Domestic Violence in Race, Religion, and Immigration Status.
  5. Understand Domestic Violence as it relates to Age & Caregiving.
  1. Students will present a project and develop a plan of how they will use what they have learned in this experience in their field of work.
 

Since 2010 we’ve been working with incredible organizations to create a meaningful impact in healthcare.

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Southwestern AHEC, Inc. has been serving the community as a nonprofit organization for a long time. We are proud to say that our success is built on strong, collaborative partnerships that enhance our commitment to improving the health of our communities.

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Shelton, CT 06484

(203) 372-5503
info@swctahec.org

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