One of the goals of the Southern NH AHEC is to promote health careers to students, with an emphasis on minority and disadvantaged populations. The Southern NH AHEC hosts summer camps for youth interested in nursing and health careers, publishes a health careers catalog in collaboration with the North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire AHEC at Dartmouth Medical School, and facilitates student placements for pharmacy, medical assisting, physician, and nursing students.
Health Careers Catalog
NH AHEC's Community Placement Project Report
This report highlights the challenges between needing to increase the healthcare workforce and the limited availability of placement sites for health professional students, specifically in NH. The New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers conducted interviews with both placement sites and academic institutions to help generate recommendations to resolve issues with the placement system in NH. The findings of these interviews are also included in this report.
Health Career Quest
Health Career Quest is a BRING IT!!! & SNHAHEC program that focus on health care exploration. Students have the opportunity to learn about Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Paramedic, Medical Assistant, Sports Medicine, Nutritionist, AND MANY MORE! For more information, visit the Health Career Quest page.
SNHAHEC offers health career exploration summer camps. The introduction to Nursing Quest, Advanced Nursing Quest and A Focus On Wellness summer camp. These career exploration camps offers students’ hands on opportunity to learn skills that will help them be successful in their health careers. For more information, visit the Summer Camps page.
Community Health Worker (CHWs) Training
As a nation and a state, we are struggling to address the transformation of the health care system as we move to a model of team based care. One strategy that other states have used to engage communities and assist with navigating services is to promote the Community Health Worker (CHW) model. Train to become a CHW in New Hampshire and incorporate your new knowledge into team based care opportunities offered in hospitals, medical practices, community health centers and social service settings. SNHAHEC offers a 56-hour training for CHWs. We also offer periodic professional development for CHWs. To learn more about our CHW Training, visit the CHW Training Page.
NH Needs Caregivers! Training Initiative
The NH Needs Caregivers! Initiative – run through the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center – is a grant-funded effort to encourage and help individuals start a healthcare career as a nursing assistant. The initiative will help enroll you in training, cover licensing preparation and costs and provide a $500 bonus after six months of employment with one of our participating facilities.
Lamprey Health Care's Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
The Lamprey Health Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program is an extra training program for new nurse practitioners. In a fellowship program, Nurse Practitioners receive additional training and experience through a formal mentoring program. To learn more, visit the NP Fellowship page.
For more information or questions about our health career programs, please contact Carli Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.