Frontier AHEC

Area Health Education Center

Frontier AHEC

Frontier Area Health Education Center (AHEC) was implemented to provide better access to healthcare to rural communities. In addition, the organization is committed to building healthcare partnerships between the community and academic professionals. Frontier AHEC's primary focus is to help teach medical students, promote collaborative healthcare efforts and to coordinate continuing education opportunities in rural settings for healthcare professionals. In addition to meeting local Nevada needs, Frontier AHEC upholds national objectives to create a collaborative and connected community around improving health and healthcare.

Mission

"To enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic educational partnerships."

National AHEC objective

"Connecting students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health."

Teaching Students

Teaching Students

Directed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Frontier AHEC's number one priority is placing medical students in community-based clinical settings.

Community

Community

The second concentration for Frontier AHEC focuses on promoting inter-professional education and developing collaborative teams to improve access to healthcare.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Facilitating continuing education and providing resources and programs for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas is the third emphasis for Frontier AHEC.