University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

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Publications & Reports

Primarily Vermont

Primarily Vermont is a newsletter published several times a year for those who deliver and teach primary care, as well as dentists, psychiatrists, hospital administrators, legislators, and others with an interest in the topic. The newsletter is available on this webpage in its entirety.

Report to the Community

The Vermont AHEC Report to the Community provides highlights of AHEC Network programs, in numbers and stories about individuals who have benefitted from those programs.

Workforce Research

Primary Care Workforce

Each of the three community-based Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) conducts an annual survey of all primary care practices in its region to get a snapshot of the supply and distribution of primary care practitioners (PCPs). This inventory guides AHEC’s program development to address needs of the current workforce, as well as identifies emerging workforce shortages. The Vermont Primary Care Workforce Snapshot report is a compilation published every other year using data from the three regional surveys.

Nursing Workforce Research, Planning and Development

The AHEC Nursing Workforce Research, Planning and Development Program creates transparency in the healthcare field by collecting annual data and participating in national efforts to shape the future of nursing. Through research, surveys, and on-the-ground reporting, AHEC helps quantify statistical data in nursing. This website serves as a useful hub for these data and a tool for other national action campaigns related to nursing workforce development.

Pharmacists in Primary Care

This workbook is a collection of practical strategies and examples that promote the successful integration of pharmacists with primary care practices. The strategies resulted from the Medication Management Pilot Study to evaluate the integration of pharmacists with Vermont patient-centered medical homes, funded by a Vermont Department of Health grant to the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Improving Opioid Prescribing Toolkit

This toolkit collects the best practice strategies for managing opioid prescriptions in primary care (and other) ambulatory settings. The strategies resulted from a two-year project (The Opioid Prescribing Quality Improvement Project, 2012-2014) to identify the most helpful methods used to create predictable and well-managed opioid prescribing patterns for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants and their patients.

National AHEC Journal


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