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GCC/GUAHAN AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)


Program Description

The program is administered by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Guam, and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and local matching funds.  AHEC Centers are funded at Guam Community College, the College of Micronesia, and the College of the Marshall Islands to implement the objectives of the program.

Mission

The purpose of the GCC/Guahan Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is to improve the health of the underserved population in Guam by:
  • Increasing the diversity of the health workforce by recruiting students into health careers especially in primary care and public health.
  • Improving the distribution of the health workforce through interdisciplinary training and internship experiences.
  • Improving the quality and retention of our workforce through continuing education.

Services Provided

Programs and Services that were provided this year:
  • Support for Allied Health Programs
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course Development
  • TNCC/ENCC Classes for current Nurses
  • EMT Bridge Program for Current EMS Personnel
  • Development of a Mental Health Worker Training Module
  • Support for the Mass CPR Training held on June 2, 2012
  • Palliative Care Conference with the Department of Public Health and American Cancer Society June 13 to 15, 2012
  • AHEC Summer Academy for High School Students
  • Mental Health Training for Guma Mami(in planning stages)
  • Development of various Allied Health Programs

 Contact Information

Tracy L. Amborn, Program Specialist and Center Director
Location: Student Center , Room 5116 (Located inside Health Center, Room 5120)
Phone: (671) 735-8886
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email:  tracy.amborn@guamcc.edu
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