What is the North Idaho AHEC?
The North Idaho Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is focused on improving health care for all Idahoans living in the northern part of the state. The primary focus is workforce development, helping create new health professionals and retaining those currently serving the area.
Why is North Idaho AHEC under the University of Idaho umbrella?
The University of Idaho has 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 (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) medical program has heavy emphasis on rural health care to meet the needs of the state.
The North Idaho AHEC serves 10 counties: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis and Idaho. Our boundaries align with Idaho Public Health Districts 1 (Panhandle) and 2 (North Central).
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 Centers, in the amount of $515,000 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (with a 1:1 total match of $515,000 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