AHEC Proposal

AHEC
Force for Health Partnership Proposal Overview

Dr. Robert Gillio, Force for Health® Founder


Dear xyz,

Thank you for 

AHEC potential needs identified on recent call

•Community Health Worker Training (CHW)

•Community Engagement Tools for Health Care Providers

•AHEC Scholars

•Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Force for Health® Program
”Everyone can be a force for health, for themselves, and then for others.”

•Initially built out of 20 years of community engagement and evidence based or validated health literacy content and projects by Dr. Gillio

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•Assigned to go to scale through assignment to a woman owned company focused on STEM education and career advancement,  My Healthy Globe, Inc. Lucy Howell, CEO

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•Partnered with leading researchers in Ohio with its Community Health Worker, HPAC youth engagement, and professional education programs in Ohio.

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•Initially built out of 20 years of community engagement and evidence based or validated health literacy content and projects by Dr. Gillio

•Assigned to go to scale through assignment to a woman owned company focused on STEM education and career advancement,  My Healthy Globe, Inc. Lucy Howell, CEO

•Partnered with leading researchers in Ohio with its Community Health Worker, HPAC youth engagement, and professional education programs in Ohio.

•Sustained growth with partner engagement to allow rapid advancement to people though successful organizations

Force for Health® Pathways

Force for Health® Pathways

Health Promoting Citizens of the World

AHEC Scholars, from National AHEC site

•“AHEC Scholars is a program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This is a longitudinal program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities.” 

AHEC Scholars

•“AHEC Scholars is a program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This is a longitudinal program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities.”

AHEC Scholars

SIX CORE TOPICS

Educational and training activities will support the following six (6) Core Topics:

•Interprofessional Education (also known as interdisciplinary training) which supports a coordinated, patient-centered model of health care that involves an understanding of the contributions of multiple health care professionals.

•Behavioral Health Integration which promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substances use conditions.

•Social Determinants of Health includes five key areas (determinants) of economic stability, education, social and community context, health and health care, and neighborhood and built environment, and their impact on health.

•Cultural Competency which seeks to improve individual health and build health communities by training health care providers to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities.

•Practice Transformation which aims to fully support quality improvement and patient-centered are through goal-setting, leadership, practice facilitation, workflow changes, measuring outcomes, and adapting organizational tools and processes to support new team-based models of care delivery. AHEC programs are expected to develop and implement educational and training activities and build and strengthen strategic partnerships. Educational and training activities under practice transformation must target the specific skills and competencies needed to prepare students and practicing health professionals to effectively practice in a transforming health care system.

•Current and emerging health issues such as Zika virus, opioid abuse, etc. should be proposed before implementation.

AHEC Scholars

SIX CORE TOPICS     FFH links in blue below

Educational and training activities will support the following six (6) Core Topics:

•Interprofessional Education

•Health professions pipeline training and profession overview modules

•Behavioral Health Integration 

•Social Determinants of Health

  • SDOH video modules

•Cultural Competency

•Force for Health GO engagement in actual communities or virtually with augmented reality tools

•Virtual Empathy project with all three Cleveland Hospitals to address infant mortality disparity

•Practice Transformation

  • Platform for patient education and internship training course in multimedia development for health literacy

Current and emerging health issues

Opportunity: Supplement Scholars with our content, community engagement apps, and programs experiences

AHEC Scholars

SIX CORE TOPICS     FFH links in blue below

Educational and training activities will support the following six (6) Core Topics:

•Interprofessional Education

  • Health professions pipeline training and profession overview modules

•Behavioral Health Integration 

Stress, PTSD, Resiliency Training for professionals to use with colleagues

•Social Determinants of Health

•SDOH video modules

•Cultural Competency

  • Force for Health GO engagement in actual communities or virtually with augmented reality tools
  • Virtual Empathy project with all three Cleveland Hospitals to address infant mortality disparity

•Practice Transformation

Platform for patient education and internship training course in multimedia development for health literacy

•Current and emerging health issues

Opioid basics,

Community Health Worker

•History with CHW work since 1979. In Alaska, Africa, New Orleans and now Ohio.

•Built online support for blended programs in Ohio which is used in 40 counties

•Now building and launching to support PA CHW certification in blended course with Juniata College and Huntingdon Career and Technology College

•AHEC planning to expand its training program statewide….

•Opportunity:

•Opportunity: Let us partner be your online media partner for the AHEC program and you advise our content for your needs

Community Engagement Tools for Health Care:
Deploy the Force for Health Program in a community

•Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation by the institution, practice, or individual health care practitioner

•Use of tools for the

• person and family

•schools, faith sites, and workplace

•community organizations

•Health care and higher ed partnered to mentor the pipeline program in middle and high schools.

•Opportunity: AHEC to SME on content, train the trainer role, and research support