Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center

Hosted by PNW’s College of Nursing, Northwest Indiana AHEC strives to establish educational, recruitment and outreach programs, interprofessional collaborations and professional training in eight counties of Northwest Indiana.

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What the Heck Is AHEC?

The AHEC (Area Health Education Center) program was developed by Congress, in 1971, to recruit, train and retain a health profession workforce committed to providing care, for underserved populations, in urban and rural communities.

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Explore AHEC healthcare resources, including educational teaching models, career tools and specialty scholarship listings.

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Four Purdue University Northwest students have been selected for the Class of 2022 Indiana AHEC Scholars Program.

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AHEC Scholars

This nationwide project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers experiences to health professions students through opportunity in diverse medically underserved areas.

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Connecting Youth To Health Careers

NWI AHEC helps students, in grades 8-12, in underserved communities, explore careers in health care and prepare for college.

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Programming For Health Practitioners

NWI AHEC provides support for practicing professionals representing underserved communities.