Idaho Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) are part of a nation-wide system of programs created to improve the distribution, diversity, and supply of the primary healthcare workforce, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of rural and underserved areas by partnering with educational institutions and state, regional, and national primary care proponents.
Idaho AHECs are affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI Program. WWAMI is a five state collaboration for medical education which takes its name from the first letter of each of the states who partner together: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
While AHEC programs vary somewhat from state to state, they are all united by the guidance of the National AHEC Organization (NAO) with the common goals of:
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