Southeast Alaska –
Health Education Center (AHEC)


The Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is tasked with creating and supporting health care workers from Metlakatla to Yakutat.

One of six regional offices in Alaska, the Southeast AK AHEC offers programs and partnerships to create  future health care workers along with providing continuing education opportunities for the region’s healthcare workforce.

The Southeast Alaska AHEC partners with academic institutions (University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University,  University of Washington, WAMMI schools, etc.), health care facilities, private practices and school districts to provide the following services:

  • K-12 programs
  • AHEC Scholars – a program for students enrolled in current health care programs (certificate to doctorate)
  • Community-based experiential learning opportunities
  • Continuing education programs

The AHEC program develops and enhances education and training networks within communities, academic institutions and community-based organizations.

In turn, these networks support Bureau of Health Workforce’s (BHW) strategic priorities to increase diversity among health professionals, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance health care quality, improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations and create more health care workers. 


November 2018 – National Academy for State Health Policy Report highlighting Alaska

Alaska Health Workforce Coalition Action Agenda 2017-2021


KTOO – Southeast AK Students Explore Behavioral Health Careers

New Program Gives Students Access to Medical Fields

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  • Continuing Education

    June 26 in Juneau: Pain, Opioids & Addiction

  • AHEC Scholars Program

    Apply for the Fall 2019 Cohort!

  • Mental Health First Aid Training Available

  • Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN)

    RIIN brings pre-med and medical students from the Lower 48 to Alaska to explore rural healthcare.

  • Follow all of the Alaska AHECs on Facebook


The Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is funded by HRSA
210 Ferry Way Juneau, Alaska 99801
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The Southeast Alaska AHEC is a program of SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center