Thursday, March 19, 2020

A COVID-19 Update from Our Executive Director

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 towards their licensure and certifications

As we move forward, we continue to serve the state by leveraging our available technology. We have extensive online learning and webinar capabilities that are available to support our healthcare workforce. We are available to help healthcare organizations, academic institutions, traditional education programs and others to become proficient with technology and reach their students and professionals.

Do you need help moving your healthcare workforce programming online during the coronavirus outbreak? Are you looking for online educational resources that can be completed from home? Across the South Carolina AHEC System, even though many of us are working remotely, we remain open and fully operational to assist. Please reach out to one of our regional centers or the program office if we can help in any way.

Ann Lefebvre
SC AHEC Executive Director



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