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Oral Health Outreach Program

January 17, 2020

The Eastern Shore AHEC recently expanded its Oral Health Outreach Program due to the increasing risk of oral cancers from tobacco use, including vaping, and the incidence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in adolescents and young adults.

Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) Training

November 19, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) partnered with Coastal Hospice in Berlin, Maryland to host a Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) Training. 

Eastern Shore AHEC Awarded

EARN Funding

December 1, 2019

The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) was recently awarded $146,495 in workforce development funding from Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) Program. As a region, the Eastern Shore of Maryland continues to age faster than the rest of Maryland ( According to Steffanie Malkus, Grants Coordinator for the ESAHEC, health care industry representatives expressed a critical need for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), who provide a large portion of caregiving to the aging population. The EARN grant award will be used to train forty-five (45) CNAs and assist them with job placement services.

MRHA Outstand Rural Health Practitioner Award

October 17, 2019

Dr. Sandra Garbely-Kerkovich, DMD (left) is presented with MRHA’s Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award

by Jennifer Berkman of the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center Dr. Sandra Garbely-Kerkovich, DMD, was recently honored by the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA), as Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner for 2019 at the annual Maryland Rural Health Conference. Dr. Garbely, Senior Vice President and Chief Dental Officer for Choptank Community Health System, was nominated by the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) for her leadership in developing capacity for dentistry, to include oral surgery and pediatric dentistry, on the Eastern Shore. Her leadership and advocacy have resulted in optimizing access to care and the overall health and well-being of all citizens of the region. The Eastern Shore AHEC is proud to partner with MRHA in honoring Dr. Garbely.

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