Issue 41 | May 2021
Benefits of Quitting:
  • FREE - Nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges*
  • FREE - Participant workbook and materials
  • Covers all forms of tobacco
*if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older

You select your quit date.
Tobacco Cessation: Pharmacotherapy Considerations for Psychiatric Comorbidities
Presented in Partnership with Gulfcoast North AHEC

Speaker: Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, LECOM School of Pharmacy
Consultant Pharmacist, Manatee County Community Paramedicine Program
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 • 1:00 - 2:00pm
REACH Health Careers Camp
Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (GSAHEC) is coordinating a Virtual Health Careers Camp in partnership with Blake Medical Center.  This camp is designed to provide high school students interested in health careers a rare and unique opportunity to explore a variety of health occupations through chats with health professionals, discussion groups with fellow students, and reflective learning assignments.  These experiences help students learn from experienced health professionals, increases their knowledge about health care, and motivates the students to develop effective short and long term educational and career plans. No cost to attend.

Camp Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Camp Times: 10 am - Noon
Camp Location:  Virtual on Zoom
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
REACH Career Chats
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, May 5th at 6:30pm as we hear from a Doctor of Maternal and Child Health for this month's Career Chat.

Career Chats enable middle and high school students to learn from experienced health professionals, increases their knowledge about health careers, and motivates the students to develop effective short and long term educational and career plans.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every school month as we highlight different health careers with guest speakers, videos, thought-provoking activities, and discussion groups. 

Registration in advance of the meeting is required. Please click the button below to register for upcoming Chats. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The goal of GSAHEC’s Advanced Cultural Competence Education and Support Services (ACCESS) Program is to promote health access, reduce health disparities and increase health literacy by assisting local health and human services organizations in providing quality, effective and responsive care to linguistically and culturally diverse communities across the state and beyond.

Below is a list of our programs:

Medical Interpreting Training: comprehensive, 40-hour course that meets the training requirement to apply for National Certification. A 16-hour version of the course is available that is geared to train bilingual employees on Medical Interpreting basics and complies with Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act. Click here to learn more.

Occupational Spanish Workshops: geared towards non-Spanish speaking safety and healthcare professionals, or anyone who needs to break the language barrier in order to better care for Spanish-speaking clients or patients. Click here to learn more.

Cultural Competency Seminars: the goal of these seminars is to educate health and human services providers on the best practices to deliver meaningful and understandable services and sensitive, patient-centered care to culturally diverse communities, while lowering liability risks and driving behavioral change their own organization’s culture. Click here to learn more.

Certification Prep, Interpreters' Evaluations: GSAHEC offers translation services, National Certification Test Preparation, Interpreters' Evaluations, and more as part of the ACCESS Program. Please contact us directly to learn more.
GSAHEC's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Gulfcoast South AHEC is celebrating the end of its first 25 years of service in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. We invite you to join us for this milestone anniversary event! We will celebrate our history, the success of our participants, and our amazing partners and supporters. This will be an outdoor celebration with appropriate safety protocols in place.
Light bites and refreshments will be served! 
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:00am

2201 Cantu Court
Sarasota, FL 34232
We recommend parking on the south side of the building for easy access.
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2201 Cantu Court, Suite 220
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6602