SW Idaho AHEC offers creative, hands-on and innovative Health Career Orientation programs for high school students and puts health professions students in a variety of real world settings that provide healthcare to rural and underserved populations.
Connecting Professionals to Communities
SW Idaho AHEC provides accredited continued education programs and professional support to meet the needs of healthcare professionals, especially those practicing in rural and underserved areas.
Connecting Communities to Better Health
SW Idaho AHEC is responsive to local health needs and serves as an important link between academic training programs and community-based outreach programs.
Who We Are
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.