Introduction to the AHEC Scholars Program!

A group of students sitting on steps outside.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the AHEC scholars from Northeast Ohio came together to celebrate being an AHEC scholar.

The day started with over 80 undergraduate students, from regional universities, getting to know each other and networking.

Jon Paul Robles, director of The Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue On Racism, later joined the students to talk about Care, Justice, and the Good Life.

Following lunch, the students participated in the Scholar Jacket Presentation and Pinning Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom in the NEW Center. Family, friends, and guests were invited to see M1s and former AHEC scholars Balakrishna Brahmandam and Natasha Salmen, and M3 Abigail Beaver present the scholars their jackets and pins.

The AHEC Scholars Program is designed to supplement students’ existing health-related curriculum focusing on increasing awareness and practice with interprofessional team-based education to engage in experiences that address social determinants of health, health disparities, and health care delivery and policy.

The Area Health Education Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The contents are those are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

-- Submitted by Patricia Thornborough,


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