The 2019 UNMC Health Professions Opportunities Workshop will take place May 6-10 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha campus. The workshop will educate rising junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled in Nebraska's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) and Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP) to be better prepared for practice in primary care settings and service in rural and other medically underserved areas. Students who apply and are accepted to the program will learn about prevention and population health topics through didactic and interactive group sessions.
- Work in small groups to research one of 5 topics related to prevention and population health in the primary care setting, and deliver a PowerPoint presentation on their findings.
- Perform an interprofessional simulated scenario to understand the contributions of multiple health professionals in a primary care setting.
- Write a final essay based on their workshop experience.
Core lecture topics:
- Overview of Prevention and Population Health - promoting quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages to improve population health
- Interprofessional Education (i.e., interdisciplinary training) - coordinated, patient-centered model of care involves an understanding of the contributions of multiple health professionals in delivering care
- Behavioral Health Integration - development of integrated primary care and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions
- Social Determinants of Health - 5 key areas: Economic Stability, Education, Social and Community Context, Health and Health Care, and Neighborhood and Built Environment] and how our living conditions explain in part why some Americans are healthier than others and why Americans more generally are not as healthy as they could be
- Cultural Competency - improve individual and community health by training students to recognize and address diverse cultures, languages, and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities
- Practice Transformation - aims to address the changing healthcare delivery system and support patient-centered and team-based models of care delivery.
Upon successful completion of the workshop, students will earn a one-hour college credit through their undergraduate institution.
Advisors may contact the Nebraska AHEC Program Office to learn more about the Workshop. Student applications and related registration materials must be submitted by undergraduate advisors in one envelope and be postmarked by March 30, 2019.Interested students should contact their undergraduate advisor to learn more about the opportunity and to receive the application materials.