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2023/24 SCHEDULE
Every first Monday

All sessions are from 6-7:30pm

September 11, 2023

Introduction to HOPE

Open to parents, teachers, and students to learn about the HOPE program

October 2nd, 2023

Can I Afford to Be Healthy?

Understanding how Economic Stability affects Individual Healthcare Choices

November 6th, 2023

Explore Dental Careers

December 4th, 2023

Discover Healthcare 

For profit, non-profit, emergency, & IDD
February 5th, 2024

Dr. Mikaila Heldt Pence

From doctor to house cleaner to grant writer to visionary
March 4th, 2024

Disease Detectives:

Infectious Disease Pathology, Epidemiology and Careers in Public Health
April 1st, 2024

Digital Health:

How Technology is Changing Healthcare

The Health Occupations Promoting Equity Institute consists of six monthly sessions and a week long summer camp that provides students the opportunity to learn about various healthcare careers. Students get hands-on experience with projects relating to the various healthcare careers and a chance to speak with educators and professionals in each field. The best part is, it is all FREE!

To host a HOPE site at your school,
contact Samantha Vernon


"The experience was jam packed with many activities. AHEC put in a lot of time and thought into making sure that all of the participants received a taste from the different medical occupations.

It was also incredible to meet different health professionals, and to form connections with them. "

"It was an amazing experience and opportunity for me to realize how passionate I am about wanting to work in the medical field. Great people, an awesome time and I learned a lot even about myself!"

2021-22 HOPE Sessions

2022-23 HOPE Sessions


Anatomy  in Clay® is a hands-on learning system that provides effective, informative, and relevant anatomy education for visual, audio, and tactile learners at the high school, college, and professional levels. Using models and clay, students are able to build the human anatomy from the inside out. (made possible through Zahourek Systems, Inc.)

Classes run 1.5-2 hours long. We currently offer two classes (brain and heart). Other systems may be available upon request.