Lowcountry AHEC Health Careers Academy (HCA) students gave a helping hand during the Thanksgiving holiday assisting St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Walterboro with its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. HCA students and more than 100 other volunteers helped to serve food to approximately 860 citizens within the local community. The HCA students maintained the serving lines and prepared plates for delivery to those who are shut-in or without transportation. Lowcountry AHEC HCA students have volunteered for the last six of the 13 years that this lunch has taken place at St. Jude’s. Lowcountry AHEC thanks the students for their excellent volunteer efforts!
At South Carolina AHEC it is our mission to serve the state to ensure each and every community has the healthcare workforce and access it needs. In times like these, it’s even more important to support our healthcare professionals and the health workforce pipeline and, as the pandemic evolves, we are here for you. Just in the past couple of days we have: Assisted two universities in meeting requirements of their interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum by providing access to AHEC Scholars online programs Provided information about the Health Careers Program (HCP) modules to the SC Department of Education to list with their health sciences curriculum as they transition to online learning Adjusted student housing needs and protocols and assisted with relocating clinical placements while tracking new policies from many institutions Moved numerous live continuing professional development (CPD) events to webinars to help healthcare professionals maintain access to education