To enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.

ARI-AHEC was established in 2010, though the federally-funded AHEC program. 

For the 2017 - 2022 HRSA Grant Year, AHEC program goals are:

  1. Diversity: To recruit and prepare a diverse, culturally competent primary care workforce representative of the communities we serve;
  2. Distribution: Improving workforce distribution throughout the nation, particularly among rural and underserved areas and populations; and
  3. Practice Transformation: Developing and maintaining a health care workforce that is prepared to deliver high quality care in a transforming health care delivery system with an emphasis on rural and underserved areas and communities.

Our programming:

  • AHEC Scholars Program
  • Community-based Experiential Training
  • Health Careers Pipeline Programs (grades 9-12)
  • 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 (for example: opioid epidemic, infant mortaility)

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

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