The Northern Idaho AHEC office is focused on improving access to heath care for all of the Idahoans living in the northern regions of the state. Our primary focus is on workforce development, both on the creation of new health professionals, as well as the retention and professional development of those healthcare providers currently serving Northern Idaho.
Southwest Idaho AHEC
The Southwest Idaho AHEC, formerly Idaho AHEC, has been enhancing Idaho's healthcare workforce and community health in rural and under-served areas by partnering with educational institutions and state, regional, and national primary care proponents for 30 years. In September 2017, two new AHEC centers were funded, greatly expanding AHEC's reach in Idaho. The Southwest Idaho AHEC service area now includes Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties.
Southeast Idaho AHEC
Housed in Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health, The SE Idaho AHEC provides interdisciplinary training for ISU nursing, pharmacy and physician assistant studies students. The center, which serves 24 counties, provides continuing education for working health practitioners and serves as a pipeline to recruit high school students to careers in the health professions. An interdisciplinary focus encourages health professions students and practitioners to work as a team, sharing knowledge, expertise and resources unique to their disciplines—an approach designed to improve access to primary care in rural communities facing a shortage of health care providers.
Idaho Area Health Education Centers
Enhancing Idaho's healthcare workforce and community health in rural and under-served areas through partnership with educational institutions and state, regional and national primary care proponents.