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St. Claire HealthCare/Northeast Kentucky AHEC and the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition have received a one-year federal grant to assess regional suicide risk and potential interventions.

St. Claire HealthCare/Northeast Kentucky AHEC and the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition have received a one-year federal grant to assess regional suicide risk and potential interventions.

The one-year $100,000 Rural Health Network Development Planning grant will enable eight partner organizations to administer surveys and conduct focus groups targeted toward clinics, hospitals, schools/universities, and recovery centers.

Jones joins AHEC as Lead Health Careers Coordinator

Jones joins AHEC as Lead Health Careers Coordinator

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) is pleased to welcome Kellie Jones as its new Lead Health Careers Coordinator, effective June 10.

Kentucky AHEC Program Receives $5 Million in State Funding

Kentucky AHEC Program Receives $5 Million in State Funding

The Kentucky AHEC Program will receive $2.5 million per year in FY25 and FY26 based on a state budget recently approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

New Outreach Services Coordinator, Katie Stumbo

New Outreach Services Coordinator, Katie Stumbo

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) is excited to welcome a new outreach services coordinator, effective December 2023.

2023 Preceptor Recognition Celebration

2023 Preceptor Recognition Celebration

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center’s annual Preceptor Recognition Celebration was a huge success on Friday, Nov. 10.

NE KY AHEC Awarded Grant to Help Enhance Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

NE KY AHEC Awarded Grant to Help Enhance Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

The Northeast Kentucky AHEC (NE KY AHEC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help enhance the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity through continuing medical education (CME) programming.

In partnership with the Gateway District Department of Health, St. Claire Medical Center was awarded a $90,000 CDC Foundation Grant.

In partnership with the Gateway District Department of Health, St. Claire Medical Center was awarded a $90,000 CDC Foundation Grant.

In partnership with the Gateway District Department of Health, St. Claire Medical Center was awarded a $90,000 CDC Foundation Grant. Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Centers Director David A. Gross will spearhead the initiative as project director.

Northeast Kentucky AHEC Receives Grant Funding to Add Virtual Reality Simulations and Workforce Training to its Health Careers Programming

Northeast Kentucky AHEC Receives Grant Funding to Add Virtual Reality Simulations and Workforce Training to its Health Careers Programming

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) is one of seven centers across the nation that will receive federal funding intended to support workforce development programs that prepare young people and help them access good-paying careers.

St. Claire HealthCare is excited to announce it has been awarded Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Overdose Response funding.

St. Claire HealthCare is excited to announce it has been awarded Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Overdose Response funding.

St. Claire HealthCare is excited to announce it has been awarded Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Overdose Response funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This one-year, $300,000 grant will support the establishment...

AHEC Director Recognized by SND for Contributions to Community

AHEC Director Recognized by SND for Contributions to Community

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center is proud to have our Director, David Gross, honored by the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) ministries. Each year SND recognizes people within their organizations that exemplify the mission of the ministries in which they serve.

AHEC Presents at the 2023 Regional Medical Campus Conference

AHEC Presents at the 2023 Regional Medical Campus Conference

Jessica Pennington (Student Services Coordinator for the Northeast AHEC), along with Joseph Hackwork (3rd-year medical student from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine), Makayla Arnett (3rd-year medical student from University of Kentucky Rural Physical Leadership Program), and Dr. Rebecca Todd...

NE KY AHEC has received a $9,000 grant as part of an effort to expand and diversify the nation’s maternal health workforce.

NE KY AHEC has received a $9,000 grant as part of an effort to expand and diversify the nation’s maternal health workforce.

NE KY AHEC is one of four regional AHECs selected for the “Maternal Health Learning Events” project, which is supported by the federally funded Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC). The National AHEC Organization (NAO) will facilitate a subcontract directly with the selected AHECs on...

Matthew Porter, MA, promoted to Outreach Services Coordinator!

Matthew Porter, MA, promoted to Outreach Services Coordinator!

Matthew Porter, MA, joined the Northeast AHEC in September 2022 as an Educational Assistant for Health Careers Promotion and as of today (Feb. 20, 2023) has accepted the position of Outreach Services Coordinator for the Northeast AHEC and the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition.

Cost of Poverty Experience 2022

Cost of Poverty Experience 2022

On December 1, the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center, in conjunction with the Division of Family Resource & Youth Services Centers and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, hosted the Cost of Poverty Event (COPE)!

Northeast KY AHEC Hosts 2022 Preceptor Recognition Celebration

Northeast KY AHEC Hosts 2022 Preceptor Recognition Celebration

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) brought back the “Roarin’ ‘20s” with a celebration for preceptors across the 17-county region, including Bath, Boyd, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Powell, Robertson,...

Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center Recognized as Kentucky’s “Community Star” on National Rural Health Day

Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center Recognized as Kentucky’s “Community Star” on National Rural Health Day

Morehead, KY – Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center has been named Kentucky’s 2022 Community Star, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) recently announced.

St. Claire HealthCare and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $300,000 Core Priorities Grant

St. Claire HealthCare and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $300,000 Core Priorities Grant

St. Claire HealthCare, on behalf of the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition, is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $300,000 Core Priorities Grant by the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, West Virginia. SCH and the Coalition were the only recipients of this grant in Kentucky...

AHEC’s advisory board chairman wins national award

AHEC’s advisory board chairman wins national award

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC)’s longtime advisory board chairman recently received the National AHEC Organization’s inaugural Board Member Distinguished Service Award.

AHEC welcomes two new health careers coordinators

AHEC welcomes two new health careers coordinators

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) is excited to welcome two new health careers coordinators to its growing staff, effective Aug. 22.

St. Claire HealthCare Awarded $1 Million to Combat Opioid Abuse

St. Claire HealthCare Awarded $1 Million to Combat Opioid Abuse

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute $1,000,000 to St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), on behalf of the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response...

Cornette joins AHEC as Lead Health Careers Coordinator

Cornette joins AHEC as Lead Health Careers Coordinator

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) is pleased to welcome Whitney Cornette as its Lead Health Careers Coordinator, effective Aug. 8.

Center Director, David Gross, Invited to Present at a National Conference

Center Director, David Gross, Invited to Present at a National Conference

David Gross, St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) Administrative Director for Education and Research and Director of Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), has been invited by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)’s Health Innovations Task Force to present and discuss innovative...

NE KY AHEC Welcomes Luke Stapleton

NE KY AHEC Welcomes Luke Stapleton

Effective June 13, Luke Stapleton began serving as the Northeast Kentucky AHEC’s outreach services coordinator, a position that includes directing the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition.

SHIP participant Garret Pelfrey on his internship

SHIP participant Garret Pelfrey on his internship

William Garrett Pelfrey, had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Steven Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, at his host site location at the Powell County Health Department.

Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition Wins National Award

Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition Wins National Award

The Coalition was selected because of its grant-funded projects and partnerships focused on addressing substance use disorders within 18 northeastern Kentucky counties.

NE KY AHEC/SCH Chosen as Grantee Spotlight

NE KY AHEC/SCH Chosen as Grantee Spotlight

The NE KY AHEC and St. Claire HealthCare (through partnership with the NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition) were chosen to be the December Grantee Spotlight for the first issue of Rural Health Networks Quarterly Digest.

St. Claire HealthCare and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $200,000 Planning Grant Project

St. Claire HealthCare and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $200,000 Planning Grant Project

This Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning III project will target Carter, Lewis, Montgomery, and Rowan counties for 18 months of planning and assessment concerning substance use disorder, community resources, and possible jail re-entry programming.

St. Claire HealthCare, NE KY AHEC, and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $1 Million Grant Project

St. Claire HealthCare, NE KY AHEC, and NE KY Substance Use Response Coalition Awarded $1 Million Grant Project

This funding will allow the coalition to establish “First Day Forward,” a jail re-entry program that will connect recently released individuals who struggle with substance use disorder to vital community resources in an attempt to give them a true “First Day Forward” following incarceration.

Northeast Kentucky AHEC Partnering on Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Project

Northeast Kentucky AHEC Partnering on Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Project

The 21 rural sites that were funded will receive $750,000 per grantee to develop tailored and innovative responses to gaps in prevention, treatment, and/or recovery services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

St. Claire to Receive $900,000 to Combat Opioid Crisis

St. Claire to Receive $900,000 to Combat Opioid Crisis

St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, Kentucky was awarded a $900,000 competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).