Past Events

The Western Regional Area Health Education Center at Western Michigan University participated in these events.

Trauma Informed Organizations Continuing Education Conference

Mark your calendar now for the Trauma Informed Organizations Continuing Education Conference, which will be held May 12Click here for more information or to register.

Screening, Referral and Follow-up of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the M-CHAT-R

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Addressing the Michigan Opioid Crisis, A Public Health Summit

Speakers and presentations focused on Michigan's opioid crisis. Keynote speaker is Patrick Miles, who has experience with federal, state and local law enforcement and prevention. [printable flier]

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Learn about loan repayment for primary care services given in a medically underserved, healthcare provider shortage area. Live informational events on NHSC Scholarships were held October 8, 2015. Locations include the WMU College of Health and Human Services, WMU Southwest in Benton Harbor, and the Western Michigan University Homer Styker M.D School of Medicine

National AHEC Organization HPV Immunization Project: “You Are the Key to Cancer Prevention” Webinar Presentation

This activity is designed to provide an educational resource for healthcare professionals to increase awareness of the prevalence of HPV infections, associated cancers, and the CDC Recommendations to administer the HPV Vaccinations to 11 and 12 year old males and females, as well as the catch-up vaccinations for adolescents and young adults. The presenter is Rickey Wright, M.D., Physician and U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, pharmacists, practice management staff, social workers and health professional students will all benefit from this program. Participants may be eligible to receive CME/CE credit upon completion of this webinar. An evaluation must be completed to determine eligibility.

Treating the Whole Community: The Mind-Body Connection

AHEC, along with the WMU School of Social Work and Department of Occupational Therapy, is hosting a conference to address issues within areas of practice that include social work, behavioral health and chronic pain management. The aim of “Treating the Whole Community: The Mind-Body Connection” is to bridge the gap between physical and behavioral issues through interprofessional education. Available CEUs are .3 WMU CEUs and 4.5 Social Work CEUs. 

This activity has also been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and WMU.  The Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, which is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians, designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The conference will be live at the WMU Grand Rapids Regional Location with a live stream to multiple sites across the state on August 21, 2015. Registration

Friends of MI-AHEC Dinner

Friends of MI-AHEC Dinner

The first DWMHA Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference: Raising the Bar

This June 2015 event was sponsored by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, the Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI-AHEC and the Veterans Administration. Keynote speakers included Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; and Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D., Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: Passed. Learn how to pursue a career in primary care and earn money to pay for a degree in healthcare or student loans by putting your skills and abilities to work in communities with need.

The loan repayment program pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. Apply to be a NHSC Scholar. Informational events on NHSC Scholarships were held in October 2015.

Cherry Health Celebrates National Health Center Week with Free Back to School Health Fair

This year, America’s Health Centers are celebrating 50 years of services to the community, and Community HealthCorps is celebrating 20 years of service. 

To celebrate National Health Center Week, Cherry Health hosted a FREE Back to School Health Fair in August. This event brought together families from the Westside neighborhoods  to focus on having a healthy start for the upcoming school year. 

There were games, music, raffle prizes, healthy snacks, story time tent, bounce house, teddy bear clinic, school supply giveaway and more!

State Senator Dave Hildenbrand joined us, as well as the National Director of Community HealthCorps, Gerrard Jolly.  

Tiffany Aldrich
Cherry Health
(616) 965-8200 ext. 7306

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network—National Health Center Week, August 2015

The community health centers that are a part of the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network will celebrate National Health Center Week with informational booths, giveaways, and patient services available to the medically underserved populations in their territory. Participating locations include:

  • Cassopolis Family Clinic, 261 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI 49031
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Infant Health Program, 60 N. St. Joseph Ave., Niles, MI 49120
  • Niles Community Health Center, 24 N. St. Joseph Ave., Suite G, Niles, MI 49120