Q: What is an AHEC?

A. AHEC is Area Health Education Center. AHEC is a national movement, and there are AHEC centers in 46 of the 50 states, plus Washington, DC.

Q: What do you do?

A: The EWAHEC has three main goals: supporting the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program, working to build a pipeline of youth from rural areas into health care careers, and supporting the continuing education needs of rural health clinic providers in eastern Washington.

Q: Do you do classroom visits?

A: We do!  Contact us to get one scheduled.

Q: How are you funded?

A: AHEC is funded by grants from the Washington State Department of Health and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

This video provides a great overview of what the EWAHEC does.

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.