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Greensboro AHEC Health Careers Coordinator Patricia Parrish Honored with 2020 NC HOSA Partnership Award

The NC HOSA Partnership Award recognizes the contributions of a person or organization that supports future health professionals.

Patricia Parrish

Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, is the Health Careers and Workforce Diversity coordinator for Greensboro Area Health Education Center. Get answers to your Health Careers questions by emailing

GREENSBORO — Greensboro Area Health Education Center (Greensboro AHEC) is proud to announce that Health Careers Coordinator Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, has been recognized with the North Carolina Health Occupations Students of America (NC HOSA) Partnership Award at the organization’s 2020 State Leadership Conference.

The NC HOSA Partnership Award recognizes “a person or organization outside of NC HOSA, based on their contribution to NC HOSA in strengthening the partnership of supporting our future health professionals.”

“Ms. Parrish has been a valuable contributor to our HOSA chapter for the past three years,” says nominator Nita Canon, a HOSA advisor and health science teacher at Southwest Guilford High School. “She introduced YHSC (Youth Health Service Corp) to our students and helped them create healthier communities through service learning. Many health-related service projects were inspired by YHSC, accumulating thousands of service-learning hours dedicated to our school and community. It also increased our students’ awareness of different healthcare careers.”

Canon further recognized Parrish for supporting district, state, and national HOSA leadership conferences by serving as a judge for competitive events.

“She is an inspiration to our HOSA members,” says Canon.

The Greensboro AHEC Health Careers and Workforce Diversity program supports a diverse group of N.C. students with the goal to “Recruit, Train, and Retain” the state’s future healthcare workforce. The program is funded through a model state-supported grant to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce with an emphasis on teaching underrepresented minorities and economically and/or educationally disadvantaged populations about health careers.

For more information about Greensboro AHEC Health Careers and available educational health opportunities for students in our service region, contact Health Careers and Workforce Diversity Coordinator Patricia Parrish at

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