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AHEC Community Health Scholars Program

What is the AHEC Scholars Program?
The AHEC Community Health Scholars Program is a 2-year program that enables high-potential graduate-level MPH,and undergraduate students (first semester junior standing), in a health-related field to explore primary care with an emphasis on community health and interdisciplinary practice in medically underserved communities.

Who is eligible?
1. Masters level MPH students.
2. Undergraduate students in a health-related field (must be in your first semester of junior year).
3. List of approved majors: Masters in Public Health (2 years), Community Health Worker, Community Mental Health Worker, Dentistry, Health Education Specialist, Medical Assistant, Psychology, and Public Health (1 year).

What are the program requirements?
1. Complete a minimum of 50 hours of didactic learning per year.
2. Complete a minimum of 250 hours of experiential learning at a CCALAC member clinic.
*Clinic placement is facilitated by CCALAC program manager*

What are some possible projects I can expect to work on during my experiential learning?
1. MPH – project development, project coordination, training development, tool development for improving health outcomes, QI, policy/advocacy, research, development of health education interventions, marketing.
2. Undergraduate Scholars – health education, case management, patient intake, outreach, patient education, training, and group education.

Is this opportunity paid?
The program provides a yearly stipend that varies upon the availability of funds.

Program Timeline: 

Applications Open: March 4, 2024

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Interviews and Acceptance Letters: August 2024

Orientation: September 27, 2024

Please note that this program will be hybrid virtual and in person.  

PARTICIPANTS:Members by Application
FREQUENCY:One & Two-year program
SPONSORED BY:Grant funds, plus host matching fees from participating clinics
STAFF CONTACT:Andrés Sánchez

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This program is supported by the California AHEC with HRSA grant number U77HP23071