ESAHEC Update January 2018
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Navigators Patti Miller and Lauren Ochinero at Easton and Cambridge Walmart on Saturday, January 20th. They participated in a State Wide Wellness Event providing lots of information on the Maryland Health Connection and giveaways!
Washington College Students visit ESAHEC

ESAHEC hosted six Washington College students for a day on January 18th for their winter Externship/Shadowing Program. The goal of the program is to provide students opportunities outside of the classroom to explore career choices and network with health care professionals.

Students spent the day learning about the AHEC mission, discussing the imbalances in our healthcare system regarding supply, distribution, retention, and quality of primary care and other health practitioners in medically underserved areas which includes the Eastern Shore. Each of the AHEC staff spoke with the students about the programs they coordinate and how they support the AHEC mission. 

Highlights of the day were the open discussion with Carlos Rivera, University of Maryland medical student who is currently completing his AHEC rotation on the Shore, he shared his experiences as a medical student and answered many questions from the students.

Also, participating in the Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training provided the students with an insight into what it is like to live every day as an older adult experiencing sensory deprivation.

MD Rural Health Assoc.’s Rural Legislator of the Year Award
Pictured here, left to right are: Lara Wilson, Executive Director of the MRHA, Senator Middleton, Senator Eckardt, and Jennifer Berkman, ESAHEC Deputy Director
Jake Frego, Executive Director and Jennifer Berkman, Deputy Director, attended the Maryland Rural Health Association's (MRHA) Annual Legislative Forum in Annapolis on January 23, 2018. 

Senator Addie Eckardt was nominated by Dr. Richard Colgan, Director of the Maryland AHEC Program Office, and Jake Frego, Executive Director of Eastern Shore AHEC for MRHA's Legislator of the Year Award. Senator Mac Middleton, last year's recipient, along with Jennifer Berkman, presented the award to Senator Eckardt.