Akron-Region Interprofessional
Area Health Education Center (ARI-AHEC)

College of Health and Human Sciences Dean's Office

Working to recruit, train, and retain a diverse health care workforce prepared to meet the needs of medically underserved populations and communities.


Serving Summit and Portage Counties.

Our programming:

  • AHEC Scholars Program
  • Community-based Experiential Training
  • Health Careers Pipeline Programs (grades 9-16)
  • Continuing Education/Professional Education

Core topic areas for all education and training activities include:

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues (COVID-19, opioid epidemic, infant mortaility)

Community partners are critical to the work that we do.  We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you!

Current and past programming partners and sponsors include: 

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • ASIA Inc.
  • Akron Public Schools,
  • AxessPointe Community Health Centers
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • County of Summit ADM Board
  • County of Summit Executive Office
  • Family and Community Services
  • International Institute of Akron
  • Kent State University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Summa Health
  • Summit County Public Health
  • Summit Educational Service Center
  • United Way of Summit County


Dr. Emily Lee


Applications are open for Summer 2022!

Who can apply?
Students who are pursuing degrees and careers in the health professions.

Information and Application