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.


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!


Applications are open for

AHEC Scholars, Class of 2021!


See the Scholars tab (left) for more details and link to application.


Greta Lax, M.S.

Center Director

Mary Gladwin Hall 101M