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For more information about this program please contact:

Rachel Lackland
Chicago AHEC Program Coordinator

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Trainings for Professionals

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Chicago AHEC hosts interdisciplinary/inter-professional trainings to promote best practices in primary care, health promotion, and delivery reform. Our intent is to include a wide range of health professions to support interdisciplinary sharing and learning.

Past trainings include:

  • Chicago AHEC hosted a Veterans workshop focused on expanding access to mental health services for underserved Veterans.  The workshop covered training for diagnosing and treating veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
  • Chicago AHEC co-hosted a training, “Advocating for Low Income Clients in the New Healthcare Environment.” Over 150 health and human service professionals joined to learn about the new CountyCare program at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the new charity care eligibility standards, and the Medicaid Managed Care Integrated Care Program.
  • Chicago AHEC hosted a training/workshop for health professionals to learn about Mental Health Services available for Veterans and their families through Tricare.  The workshop provided in-depth information about diagnosing and treating veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.  Providers were also given the opportunity to hear from “Boots on the Ground” veterans sharing their mental health challenges and responding to questions.
  • The Chicago AHEC Internship Program provided 16 community college students from City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College with a paid opportunity to gain real-world experience in a community health center while also supporting them with monthly meetings focused on developing practical job skills and connecting them with health professionals.