Programs for Professionals

Continuing Education & Professional Education Opportunities

As part of our work in the southeast region of Nebraska, we strive to provide current health topic education opportunities for working healthcare professionals. Please check back periodically for upcoming events either sponsored or supported by the Southeast Nebraska AHEC.

Suicide Prevention

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.

Access this course to learn about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.


All Patients Safe:

Suicide Prevention Training for Medical Professionals

All Patients Safe is an interactive, web-based suicide prevention training made by and for medical professionals. It offers an engaging and informative option for providers to become better skilled at suicide prevention. Perspectives of real patients coupled with practical skills help medical providers transfer what they learn to their practice and community.
The course is appropriate for physicians and physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical social workers, dentists, physical therapists, and pharmacists, and can be completed in either a three or six-hour setting.

Combatting Opioid Use Disorder

with Medication-Assisted Therapy: Strategies for Success

Learn about:

  • Successful implementation of MAT for opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Compare currently available pharmacotherapies for OUD
  • Current evidence-based guidelines & best practice
  • Requirements and barriers for OUD treatment in specialized settings

1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours available.

Use the link below to register!


Regional Community Health Worker Meeting

Come share your experiences about what it means to be a Community Health Worker (CHW). At these free meetings we’ll network, and learn about health topics and skills you can use in your daily work.

The Southeast Nebraska AHEC/Public Health Solutions is hosting a spring session on April 30th and a summer session on July 12th. We hope you can attend!

Click on the link below for more information!


Effective Communication For Healthcare Teams:

 Addressing Health Literacy, Limited English Proficiency and Cultural Differences

9 out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it’s unfamiliar, complex or jargon-filled. Limited health literacy costs the healthcare system money and results in higher than necessary morbidity and mortality.

The lessons and practice activities in this course help healthcare professionals assess their patients’ health literacy and language needs and practice culturally competent care

Free continuing education credits available!

NHA Opioid Toolkit

The Nebraska AHEC Program partnered with the Nebraska Hospital Association to produce and distribute a new opioid toolkit. This toolkit was created in order to help Nebraska’s hospital in:

  • Crafting recommendations regarding appropriate prescribing to reduce the risk of substance use/misuse disorders.

  • Developing recommendations regarding screening and appropriate treatment for those who are addicted.

  • Addressing appropriate expectations on the part of the public regarding opioid use.