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A Note from Our Executive Director, Sarah
Every day we hear that we are in a unique situation and I think we all agree this is true. Suwannee River AHEC hopes during this unique time that you, your family, and co-workers are staying safe and healthy. We have recognized during this challenging time that we value the power of connection. Connection with our peers, our friends, and our community. During this time, Suwannee River AHEC has adapted and adjusted our services to still provide connection and meet the needs of our communities and partners. This newsletter features updates from some of these changes we have made and we hope you take a few minutes to review these updates.
Covid-19 Data and Resources
Florida Department of Health – Call Center 1-866-779-6121 (24 hours per day)
FDOH Surveillance Dashboard (Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Meeting & Association Services
It is safe to say that we are all in uncharted (and somewhat choppy) waters, with no navigational beacons, or even a map providing us with any direction. The Meetings and Association Services team is trying to chart a course to assure that our partners and participants are able to still “attend” conferences and trainings, just virtually.
The Meetings and Association Services team is staying up to date with new and different platforms to provide virtual trainings, along with providing the same services we are known for. The Department is still offering continuing education and continuing medical education services, assisting with webinars and virtual meetings, planning for live “in-person” meetings (once we are able to meet together again), and more.
While we enjoy seeing the final products come to life and the attention to detail play out during in-person trainings, we are finding joy and letting our creative juices continue to flow to allow us to provide stellar online trainings for our partners and participants.
The Meetings and Association Services team is here for you, we are ready to help you create an event that is full of education, paying close attention to detail, and making sure that your group maintains the integrity of your in-person events.
Any questions, please contact Brittany Myers ~ [email protected]
First Coast Neonatal Symposium
April 29-30 2020
The First Coast Neonatal Symposium is excited to announce our online event agenda, offering a total of 13 hours of continuing education.
Available from the comfort of your home, the Symposium continues to meet the educational needs of professionals working in Level II-III NICU's and newborn nurseries.
On April 29th, join us for 6 hours of live continuing education, including time for questions, discussion, and meeting with exhibitors.Participants will also have access to continuing education available on-demand. If you are unable to join live on April 29th, those sessions will be recorded and available on-demand as well.
Registration is $175 and is now open. We look forward to your participation in making the 2020 First Coast Neonatal Symposium a success.
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.
- Implementation Science and Its Application to Clinical Practice: A Quality Success Story
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Healthy Community Update
Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program has gone virtual! In response to social distancing, the team is conducting tobacco cessation group counseling via Zoom. You can view the schedule by visiting www.ahectobacco.com or calling our toll-free line at 1-866-341-2730. Attendees are still eligible for NRT and other cessation aids, if medically appropriate. The scientific and medical community is just beginning to understand COVID-19 and the health implications of smoking or e-cigarette use. We do know that COVID-19 patients who smoke might be at higher risk for severe disease or death from COVID-19. This might be the best time for you to considering quitting. We are here to help you!
Save the Date
12th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit
This free program is designed to provide you with up-to-date information on best practices in tobacco cessation for health professionals such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and health educators.