What is AHEC?
The AHEC network is a national system of more than 300 program offices and centers developed to enhance healthcare access and delivery in underserved areas. AHECs bring together academic programs and regional health needs in ways that benefit communities and, most importantly, individual citizens.
The North Idaho Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of three centers in Idaho. Founded in 2017, the North Idaho AHEC was developed in partnership with the WWAMI Medical Education Program and the University of Idaho, home of the state’s premiere medical program. Working in collaboration with the University of Washington, U of I trains physicians on its Moscow campus and at medical sites across the state — and has since 1972. The WWAMI Medical Education Program places heavy emphasis on rural health care to meet the needs of the state, in direct alignment with AHEC's mission.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U77HP03022, for the WWAMI Area Health Education (WWAMI AHEC) Program Office and its five regional Centers in the total amount of $740,000 for the 2021-2022 fiscal year (with a 1:1 total match of $740,000 from non-federally funded governmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.