Nebraska Area Health Education Center's Mission: To meet the state's health and health workforce needs. The Nebraska AHEC Program provides educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of Nebraskans with a focus on rural and underserved populations.
Below in green on the map and in the table are the 17 counties that make up the southeast region.
What is Area Health Education Center (AHEC)?Through the Rural Health Education Network Office, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) applied for and received federal funding to establish Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Nebraska. UNMC received its first AHEC funding from the Division of State, Community and Public Health within the Bureau of Health Professions under the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in September 2001 as part of the National AHEC Organization.
The Nebraska AHEC Program is based at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is implemented through five regional centers located in Kearney, Norfolk, Scottsbluff, Lincoln and Omaha. Regional centers enable AHEC to carry out local programs with efficiency and provide statewide local services to deliver high quality, efficient, effective and flexible services that meet local needs of all 93 counties in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Area Health Education Center Network works throughout Nebraska to improve access to basic healthcare by linking local community groups with the resources of UNMC and other health professions training programs. AHEC improves access to healthcare by:
Careers in Healthcare Book
The Nebraska AHEC Program is excited to share 'Careers in Healthcare: Your Map to a Career in Healthcare 2022' with you. You can download the updated Careers in Healthcare Book at no cost.
The AHEC Health Career Book provides information on a plethora of health careers. It includes guidance on aptitudes for success in a particular health career, education and licensure requirements and provides information on the educational programs available in Nebraska. The document is frequently used by the five Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) across the state, high schools, undergraduate institutions and others.