SRAHEC Newsletter

June 2019

June 2019 SRAHEC Newsletter2019-07-02T18:26:44-04:00

In this issue

Letter from the Executive Director

Professional Education Updates

Healthy Community Updates

A Note from Our Executive Director, Sarah

Happy New Fiscal Year! Suwannee River AHEC wants to thank our partners for their support over the past fiscal year. Suwannee River implemented some new health education programs with success, exceeded our reach in our tobacco program, and rebranded our Professional Education Department to the Meeting and Association Services Department. We look forwarded to continuing our mission within our communities.

In this issue

Professional Education

Human Trafficking Symposium

July 26, 2019 | Gainesville, FL

Come out to learn about the human trafficking epidemic, its prevalence in the state of Florida and how you can safely refer potential victims you may encounter in a healthcare setting to local services.

FNCAC Krimes Against Kids Conference

August 7-9, 2019 | Lake Buena Vista, FL

With over 50 sessions in three days, topics range from human trafficking, working with victims of abuse and forensic investigation. Our faculty includes presenters who are recognized for their passion and expertise.


SGNA Florida 43rd Annual Joint Meeting

September 13-15, 2019 | Orlando, FL

The FGS/SGNA Annual Joint Conference is the leading event for GI nurses and associates in the state of Florida. The Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of those individuals working in the field of gastroenterology.


Our team has also been hard at work educating health professionals and the community about the HPV Vaccine.

Below are some free HPV trainings coming up:

Ask Me About HPV!: This program will give individuals an overview of HPV epidemiology and best practices for recommending the vaccine to parents. For more information visit here.

HPV and Cervical Cancer: This program will provide allied health professionals, health professional students, and community advocates with information on cervical cancer, how to screen and identify its symptoms, and the use of the HPV vaccine to prevent this form of HPV-associated cancer. More information here.

There’s an App for that: Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates: Learn the benefits of using the HPV Same Way Same Day app as a clinic training tool to increase HPV vaccination rates. More information here.

Suwannee River AHEC offers a wide range of online courses available to allied health professionals. Full details about courses, registration and pricing can be found on our Distance Learning Page.

Below you will find a few of the online courses offered by Suwannee River AHEC.

From the blog…

World No Tobacco Day

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) as a way to inform folk of the [...]

National Women’s Health Week

Got your daily exercise yet? Are you making healthier food options? How about getting enough sleep? Well it’s not too [...]

Healthy Community Update


Tooth Wisdom

We are excited to begin our 2nd year with the Closing the Gap Tooth Wisdom: Get Smart About Your Mouth grant from FDOH’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. We have added additional counties and will now serve: Alachua, Bradford, Lafayette, Putnam, Suwannee and Union as part of our outreach. We are also adding another deliverable to include providing oral health education to minorities who are enrolled in the Women, Infant and Children program in the listed counties.

Florida AHEC Scholars Program

Join the Florida AHEC Scholars Program Now!

Suwannee River AHEC is recruiting for our 2nd Cohort for the Statewide Federal AHEC Scholars Program. We are filling 15 of the 150 available spots. The Florida AHEC Scholars Program will provide students with interprofessional learning opportunities focused on building the skills and competencies needed to help transform primary care and improve patient care. This program consists of 80 hours of didactic online and 80 hours of hands-on community-based service learning over the course of two years. The Florida AHEC Scholars Program is open to students in disciplines that support primary health care services in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Applicants must be enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program that is at least 2 years in length. Students will receive a $500 stipend annually, earn professional development, conduct student research, participate in community-based service learning, and network. Applications are due August 30, 2019 and the program starts October, 2019. Visit or contact Bianca Flowers at [email protected] for more information.

From the Blog…

Vaccine Myths Busted

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations are extremely important. They prevent disease ,reduce hospitalization, on top of many other [...]

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