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.

Learn More About AHEC

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

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AHEC Scholars

This nationwide program lets health-professions students gain experience in rural and underserved urban settings.

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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.