Issue 2 | April 3, 2019
The College of Health Student News
Dean Jeff Jessee (right), Allied Health Director LeeAnne Carrothers, and Dental program faculty member ______ stop for a quick chat during Dental Days at the UAA Dental Clinic.
College of Health Dean Jeff Jessee (right), Interim Director of Allied Health programs Dr. LeeAnne Carrothers, and Dental Hygiene faculty Jessica Ross (left) stop for a chat during Dental Days at the UAA Dental Clinic.
Dean's message
Dear College of Health Students,

The end of the semester is just around the corner. For some of you, the month of May marks the end of your educational
journey at UAA. Others will be celebrating the successful conclusion to another step on your way to your long-term educational goals. You have accomplished a great deal this semester, and I hope you take time to reflect on the fruits of your efforts and give yourself a pat-on-the-back.

As a community, we've overcome many challenges this academic year. I am continually impressed by the resilience and professionalism of our students, faculty, and staff. With the end of the semester in sight, it is essential that we not only take stock of our accomplishments but also of areas of needed improvement. 

To do that, we need your feedback. We will be conducting a short, anonymous student satisfaction survey the week of April 15th. My hope is you will take a few moments to share your thoughts with us so we can continually improve the student learning experience at the College of Health.

We have also included details about some exciting new course offerings in this newsletter.  Don't forget that registration is now open for Fall 2019 ! If you need help figuring out your best path forward, I encourage you to reach out to your advisor. You can find your advisors right from the College of Health web page.

Have a wonderful rest of your semester! Study hard, and go Seawolves!
Dental Days program Provides Important Service to Community
The UAA Dental Program held Dental Days March 28-29, 2019, in the Dental Clinic on the Anchorage campus. Dental Days is an annual event offered to Alaskans who are on a limited budget and have no dental insurance.

Community dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff, along with UAA Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students, faculty, and staff, volunteered their time and skills to provide services for the event.

In total, Dental Days provided dental healthcare to approximately 123 Alaskans and is an outstanding example of Seawolf service to the community!

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Student Spotlight
UAA College of Health Senior Ashley Boucher (left), worked as a part-time intern with the Alaska Resilience Initiative this Spring semester.

"Something I’ve learned is how to utilize the lens of trauma-informed care in regard to policy making," Ashley said. "Additionally, I have really enjoyed spending my time around individuals who are highly motivated to create effective policy change and spend their time advocating for some of the most important issues in Alaska."

The Alaska Resilience Initiative (ARI) is a network of nonprofit, tribal, and state government organizations, schools, businesses, and community coalitions working to solve complex social problems and promoting a healthy, just and resilient Alaska (source: The Alaska Resilience Initiative Web site ).
Free tickets to Seawolf Stories

Current students, alumni, faculty and staff are eligible for two (2) free tickets. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first serve basis!

Seawolf Stories is a Ted-style storytelling event that features eight (8) UAA alumni sharing their compelling educational and professional journeys in Alaska!
Check out new course offerings from the College of Health
HCA A105 Certified Nurse Assistant

The 6-credit hour CNA training course prepares students for the State of Alaska CNA certification exam and immediate entry-level job placement in Alaska's booming healthcare industry. T he course is offered each semester with classes typically held in the evening in the first half of the semester and clinicals held in the second half of the semester on the weekend.  Current class schedules   are available on   UAOnline .
HS A305: Public Health for an Aging Society!
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Public Health for an Aging Society is being offered for the first time to meet the growing demand for students in the College of Health to understand the needs of working with older patients.

This course will present an overview of issues related to public health and aging; including demography, epidemiology, theories of aging, the implications of chronic illness and disability for public health, health promotion for older adults, and how older adulthood is viewed in society today.

Students in this upper-division class should have taken HS A220, but interested students should contact the instructor to possibly accept other courses for the pre-requisite. This course fulfills the aging requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree and students will have the option to work on a community-based health promotion project with older adults. Please contact Dr. Britteny M. Howell for more information at 907-786-6565.
Learn about becoming a Paramedic!
Are you interested in helping people in an exciting workplace environment? Come learn about becoming a paramedic!

UAA Mat-Su College is offering an information session on Wednesday, April 10, in AHS 207, at 4:00 p.m.

The information session will discuss prerequisites and co-requisites as well as the blended-learning format. For questions or more information, call or email
Thomas Meyer , Program Director, Fire & Emergency Services, 907-786-6476.
HS A690 Civic Eats
H S A690 Civic Eats will accept upper level undergraduates and is offered this summer.

Policies regarding food and nutrition have been shaped by historical events, scientific discovery, environmental change, economic constraints, and a host of food activism
movements. 

Social-movement building strategies that joined otherwise separate interests across the food system were often the most effective in bringing about policy change. In Civic Eats, you can explore hot-button issues of yesterday and today; the food system impacts made by activism, government, and industry; the health implications of those impacts; and the skillsets and strategies by which one can effect positive policy change to promote public health.

  Throughout the semester, Civic Eats will be working directly within the community to apply classroom learning to the real world. For more information about the course, contact Dr. Hodges Snyder .
Have you downloaded Seawolf Tracks?
Seawolf Tracks puts advising in your pocket. 

The app is personalized to your needs and presents you with only the information you want most.

Seawolf Tracks streamlines the UAA experience through a feed that highlights university traditions, upcoming registration deadlines and personalized “to-dos”. 

With Seawolf Tracks, you can connect with university resources through your network and a comprehensive directory of student services.