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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County


AHEC Community Health Scholars Program

Due to the shortage of primary care health professionals, the California Statewide Area Health Education Center is recruiting for the AHEC Community Health Scholars Program. This program enables high-potential, graduate-level social work and public health students to explore primary care with an emphasis on community health and interdisciplinary practice in medically underserved communities. The CCALAC South LA AHEC and the LA Harbor AHEC place graduate level social work and public health students in local community health centers to increase the clinical exposure and training in the field of community health. Audience: Incoming 1st year MPH or MSW students Program Eligibility:

    • Interest in primary care and community health
    • Motivated to address health needs in vulnerable, underserved communities

Program Requirements:

    • Complete at least (a minimum) 80 hours (40 hours per year for 2 years) of didactic learning in an intraprofessional setting
    • Complete at least (a minimum) 80 hours (40 hours/year for 2 years) of clinical and/or school-based training at an underserved site.
    • Complete a community-based health project with an underserved site and an AHEC center.
    • Complete evaluation and alumni surveys during and after graduating from the program.

Upon program completion, AHEC Scholars will be awarded a Certificate in Community Health from the CA Statewide AHEC endorsed by the California Primary Care Association and the Rural Health Association.

PARTICIPANTS: Members by Application
FREQUENCY: Two-year program; term begins every July.
SPONSORED BY: Grant funds, plus host matching fees from participating clinics
STAFF CONTACT: Andrés Sánchez

Applications are open!

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