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Maryland Area Health Education Center West, also known as "AHEC West," is a rural, community-based organization serving Appalachian counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. To fulfill our mission to improve access to and promote quality in health care through educational and other partnerships, we collaborate with local, state, federal, and private organizations working toward mutual goals of a fair national distribution of health professionals and the elimination of health disparities due to rurality, poverty, race, and culture.

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy - Jan. 26 webinar

As AHEC West's ongoing mission is to provide relevant education, we are pleased to promote the National AHEC Organization's webinar, "The Immunity Community: Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy," at 3 p.m. ETThursday, Jan. 26Register Now. Todd Faubion, PhD, and Mackenzie Melton, MPH, of the non-profit WithinReach, will share lessons learned in a three-year intervention that engaged parents to advocate in favor of immunizations in their communities and review strategies that have been shown, with statistical significance, to change immunization attitudes and beliefs. There is no continuing education credit associated with this presentation, however, attendees can request a certificate of attendance. This education is suitable for health professionals, medical office staff and health professions students. AHEC West is part of a national project with the National AHEC Organization, funded through CDC, to provide resources and training to health professionals, promoting the use of strong recommendation for the vaccine.  
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Washington Co. Social Work Caucus Mtg. & CE Jan. 23

Washington County Social Work Caucus Meeting/CE Monday, January 23, 2017
Caucus meeting 11:30 - 12:00 pm
CE 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Department of Social Services
Multi-Purpose Room
122 North Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
RSVP your attendance to Jackie Booth at jbooth@ahecwest.org or 301-777-9150, ext. 101
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Upcoming events

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  • 1/23/17 11:30 am
    Washington Co. Social Work Caucus Mtg. & CE Washington County Social Work Caucus Meeting/CE Monday, January 23, 2017 Caucus meeting 11:30 - 12:00 pm CE 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Department of Social Services Multi-Purpose Room 122 North Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 RSVP your attendance to Jackie Booth at jbooth@ahecwest.org or 301-777-9150, ext. 101
  • 1/24/17 5:30 pm
    Nursing Caucus to meet Jan. 24 The Nursing Caucus will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Gehauf’s Restaurant. Dutch treat dinner. RSVP to jbooth@ahecwest.org
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