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)
- Clinical rotations and 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.
IN THE NEWS
New Program Gives Students Access to Medical Fields
AHEC Scholars Program
The 2018-2019 AHEC Scholars program is full. Apply for the Fall 2019 Cohort!
2019 Behavioral Health Career Connections for High School Students
January 28 – February 1 in Juneau
Continuing Education 2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series: Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia.
Tuesdays from 3 – 4 pm starting January 8 via University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to host sites in Alaska. Find out more at seakahec.org/ce/
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