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

College of Health Professions 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. Tim McCarragher