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:
- Diversity: To recruit and prepare a diverse, culturally competent primary care workforce representative of the communities we serve;
- Distribution: Improving workforce distribution throughout the nation, particularly among rural and underserved areas and populations; and
- 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.
- 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!