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What is AHEC?

The AHEC network is a national system of more than 300 program offices and centers developed to enhance healthcare access and delivery in underserved areas. AHECs bring together academic programs and regional health needs in ways that benefit communities and, most importantly, individual citizens.

The North Idaho Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of three centers in Idaho. Founded in 2017, the North Idaho AHEC is hosted by WWAMI Medical Education at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. Since 1972, the University of Idaho has partnered with the University of Washington School of Medicine to train Idaho's future physicians. Idaho WWAMI and North Idaho AHEC both serve Idaho by emphasizing rural and/or underserved health care to meet the needs of the state, making it an ideal home for North Idaho AHEC.

 This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U7746221, for the Idaho Area Health Education (Idaho AHEC) Program Office and its three regional Centers in the total amount of $493,977 for the 2023-2024 fiscal year (with a 1:1 total match of $493,977 from non-federally funded governmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.


Contact AHEC

Phone: 208-885-0131