We work to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce and to increase minority representation in health professions in North Carolina. Plus, throughout a healthcare professional’s career, we provide support -- from elementary to high school, to college and beyond.Greensboro AHEC works with colleges and universities, county school systems and regional health care agencies on health career efforts throughout the Greensboro region. The purpose is to develop and maintain initiatives in the community and work to identify gaps in the educational pipeline. By facilitating health careers 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 health care providers in the Greensboro AHEC region.
Featured Programs and Activities
Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program Coming Fall 2018
The long-term vision of the NC AHEC Scholars Program is to create a cadre of healthcare workers who are committed to service in North Carolina, devoted to healthcare transformation and have key skills in team-based care, improving population health, quality improvement and leadership.
15-25 scholars will be enrolled beginning in Fall 2018 each year for a two-year program from each of the nine regions. We will recruit a cohort heavily weighted to minorities and others underrepresented in health care, provide a longitudinal cutting edge blended didactic curricula with experience in innovative primary care settings. We support innovation and sharing of best practices across professions, institutions and regions, and the development of a shared interprofessional mission and identity across the Scholars and across regions.
The AHEC Scholars curriculum will include Inter-Professional Education, Behavioral Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Practice Transformation, Current and Emerging Health Issues. If you are currently in a health and science program and interested, please contact the Greensboro AHEC.
YHSC (Youth Health Service Corps)
is now offered in the Greensboro AHEC region. Students helping to create healthier communities through service learning. Click here for a brochure for more information.
Catch a Totally Cool Health Career (CATCH)
CATCH focuses on third through fifth grade students by introducing them to health careers through the random selection of pre-chosen healthcare careers and the use of medically oriented props (i.e., clothing and equipment). Please clickRequest for Program Form to schedule your school program.
2018 Greensboro AHEC Programs
Teen Health Career Club
Accepting applications in the Spring. School Year The health career club is designed for middle and 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, college tours, ACT, SAT Prep classes, games and more! Applications accepted Spring 2018. Click here 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.
Health Careers Information & Enrichment Workshops
These workshops are created and sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP). Interactive workshops for 5th through 12th grade students are designed to motivate and encourage targeted students to consider career opportunities in the health professions. Each two-hour workshop also provides participants with information about college preparation, admissions requirements, financial aid resources, and information on various health issues affecting today(the Black Box)s youth. Please contact the Greensboro Area Education Center to request workshops.