In addition to our award-winning pathway programs, High Sierra AHEC also tackles a variety of special projects. As a non-profit organization, High Sierra AHEC prioritizes sustainability planning and actively seeks out diverse opportunities to extend our reach and enhance our impact in our communities. Through the strength in our partnerships with our networks and funders, AHEC has been able to adapt to new and emerging health issues and serve as a champion for public health in Nevada.
Read about some of of our current special projects below:
Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network (SET-NET) Project
In collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nevada Office of Public Health Informatics & Epidemiology (OPHIE), the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network (SET-NET) Project collects data from pregnant individuals who tested positive during pregnancy for COVID-19 during 2020.
As part of our efforts to collect, analyze, and submit Maternal Health and COVID-19 data on our jurisdiction’s behalf. Our goal is to act as a resource, to develop, share and maintain educational materials for our State’s OB/GYN Providers (Doctors/Nurses/ Nurse Practitioners/ Physician Assistants) and Patients.