Nevada Area Health Education Centers
Office of Statewide Initiatives
The mission of AHEC is to reach out to rural and urban areas with shortages of health care professionals. The AHEC centers serve as the bridge between academic health programs and the community in all seventeen Nevada counties.
Desert Meadows AHEC in Las Vegas, Frontier AHEC in Elko, and High Sierra AHEC in Reno serve as the principle centers for the program and provide continuing education classes, technical assistance, student programs, and distance linkages to enhance practice opportunities for health practitioners.
Since 1987 AHEC has offered continuing education programs for physicians, nurses, social workers, emergency medical personnel, and other health professionals in most rural and frontier communities as well as Las Vegas and Reno. Nevada AHEC serves as a resource for educators and counselors to teach their students about health career education opportunities. Since inception, AHEC has promoted the application of new technologies to span Nevada's vast distances including leading the development and implementation of the original telemedicine network, which is still in place today.