The Iowa AHEC Program is a network of five regional area health education centers focused on improving the quality and availability of healthcare in Iowa’s rural and underserved areas. Each regional AHEC is established locally and designed to address and respond to the healthcare needs and individual challenges of the local community. The mission of the Iowa AHEC Program is to enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventative care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community and academic educational partnerships.
What We Do
Area health education centers develop programming specific to the needs of their service areas in order to address regional health issues and increase workforce. They accomplish this by organizing activities to foster student interest in health careers, setting up clinical experiences in rural and underserved areas for health professions students, and offering continuing education courses to practicing health professionals. To find out more about what AHEC can do for you, contact the regional center in your area.
Who We Serve
Iowa is served by five regional AHEC programs, all coordinated through the University of Iowa program office.