Program Core Areas
UC AHEC has three core program areas:
We support the expansion of the rural and urban underserved healthcare workforce through programs that expose underrepresented minority and rural students to health care careers. These programs offer high school and adult learners the opportunity for experiential learning in a variety of health care settings. Our partners in healthcare workforce efforts include multiple local high schools, vocational schools and colleges.
We collaborate with organizations across the community, state and nation to identify and advance rural and urban healthcare. These partnerships include community education programs that address health needs specific to the counties we serve. We also join existing healthcare programs to offer continuing education and resources to support healthcare providers in our community. Community partnerships focus on health topics such as behavioral and mental health, diabetes, health promotion and wellness, HIV prevention, older adults and aging, and traffic and motor vehicle safety.
We develop and support interprofessional learners who are planning careers in rural and urban underserved medicine. Programs include clinical training in community settings across our 8-region service area, interactive workshops to build clinical skills and foster interprofessional collaboration, and projects that focus on service learning.