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NW Area Health Education Center

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program enhances access to high quality, culturally competent health care through academic‐community partnerships.

Goal: to build education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community‐based organizations.

These networks support Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)/Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)’s strategic priorities to:


  • Increase diversity and distribution among health professionals

  • Enhance health care quality

  • Improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations