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Alaska’s Southwest AHEC Program

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The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) are federally-funded, state-administered offices that work on improving healthcare services across their respective states. Every state and most territories have at least one AHEC. Alaska’s AHEC Program Office is located in Anchorage. There are also regional AHEC centers in Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau and Nome. The Alaska AHEC addresses its mission by working in the following areas:

  • Engaging Alaskans into health careers to grow our own health workforce
  • Training health professions students by supporting experiential learning that occurs in rural communities or with underserved populations
  • Retaining Alaska’s health workforce by increasing access to and providing continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) opportunities statewide

The Alaska AHEC program office (at UAA) contracts with six regional Centers to implement educational activities involving health professions and to expose students to primary care delivery in rural and/or underserved settings. AHEC’s Southwest Region Office is hosted by Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.

Our services within the SW AHEC Office now include: