We Educate, Explore and Engage
The Health Careers and Workforce Diversity program (HCWD) works to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce and to increase minority representation in health professions in North Carolina. We provide support through the length of a healthcare professional’s career – from elementary school to high school and to college and beyond. Greensboro AHEC works with colleges, universities, county school systems and regional healthcare agencies on health-career efforts all across the Greensboro AHEC service region.
The purpose is to develop and maintain initiatives in the community and work to identify gaps in the educational pathway. By facilitating health-career exposure and enrichment, job shadowing and college preparation activities, the HCWD program hopes to strengthen health-career workforce development efforts and increase the numbers of quality healthcare providers in the state.
2020 Health Careers Featured Programs and Activities
For Rising Eighth-Graders, Ninth-Graders and 10th-Graders
Virtual Health Science Summer Camp
Thinking about working one day in a healthcare profession? Want to learn more about healthcare? The Virtual Health Science Summer Camp is designed just for you! This virtual camp offers rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders the chance to explore, discover, and learn from a variety of professionals in the ever-growing and changing health-career field.
For High School Students
Virtual ACT & SAT Summer Workshop
Not sure if you’re ready for the next ACT or SAT test? Then the Virtual SAT/ACT Summer Workshop is for you! This virtual workshop offers high school students test preparation to help lead to stronger test scores, successful college admissions and scholarships.
For College Students
2020-2022 Scholars Program: 3rd Cohort
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Virtual Sessions
If you find yourself asking these questions, then the Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program is for you. Scholars will develop new skills and are introduced to an interprofessional framework that will be crucial to improving health and health care. We teach, model and encourage a love of learning, collaboration and compassion for others. Working collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, socially and emotionally.
More Greensboro AHEC Health Careers Programs
YHSC (Youth Health Service Corps)
The Youth Health Service Corps is now offered in the Greensboro AHEC region. We invite high school students and teachers in health and science programs to partner with us and become a part of YHSC. Students helping to create healthier communities through service-learning. Click on the link Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Brochure PDF" below in the "Downloads" box for a brochure for more information.
Teen Health Career Club
The health career club is designed for high school students interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. Students will enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, site visits, scholarship, and leadership information. Please click on the Teen Health Application Form below in the "Downloads" box for an application.
Cultural Diversity Workshops
These workshops are designed for educators, community volunteers, and health and human service professionals working with minority populations. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural mentoring and communication.
For more information about Health Careers or to schedule a program:
Email Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, Coordinator for Allied, Public Health, Health Careers, and Workforce Diversity at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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