We're committed to enhancing diversity and cultural competencies through the provision of educational events and collaborative projects.
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health care workforce is essential for the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities. A diverse health care workforce will help to expand health care access for the underserved, foster research in neglected areas of societal need, and enrich the pool of future health care practitioners to meet the needs of a diverse populace.
The long-term solution to achieving adequate diversity in the health professions depends upon exploration programs within k-12 and higher education.
Workforce Development & Distribution
All 17 counties in Nevada have some type of healthcare shortage designation, due to very high ratios of population to provider. High Sierra AHEC serves as the bridge between academic health programs and the community. We are successful in providing effective programs to recruit young people to the health careers pipeline, and are an invaluable partner in maximizing the number of youth in our community that are informed about, choose to prepare for and are successful in entering health professions training programs.
In collaboration with the Office of Statewide Initiatives and the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, we have created a biennial publication titled Health Care Careers in Nevada highlighting over 70 health care careers, average salaries, job expectations, and educational opportunities throughout the state.
Please contact us to request your hard copies today!
Practice Transformation & Continuing Education
At High Sierra AHEC, the future is now, which is why we are dedicated to providing updated best practices, training, and continuing education.
In collaboration with the National AHEC Organization and community partners, such as, Immunize Nevada, American Cancer Society, and the Intermountain West HPV Immunization Coalition, we have spent five years focusing on increasing HPV vaccination rates through the provision of provider education.