Frontier AHEC

Who are we?

As a longstanding member of the National AHEC Organization, Frontier Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has been devoted to addressing various health care workforce related issues through means of recruiting, training, and retaining health professional individuals. The primary focus of Frontier AHEC is the Frontier AHEC Scholars Program whose mission is to train the next generation of health care leaders for rural Nevada.

Frontier AHEC works in affiliation with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and the Office of Statewide Initiatives to serve Nevada’s rural counties.

Frontier AHEC was the first of three AHEC Centers to be funded in 1988. This Federal State Partnership has continued for the past 36 years and continues to support both the Federal and State focus of pipeline programs, through the HRSA Health Workforce Programs.

As listed in the focus areas, AHEC’s strive to improve access to health care through academic-community
partnerships, where these partnerships work to:

  • Increase diversity among health workers.
  • Broaden the distribution of the health workforce.
  • Improve health care quality.
  • Improve health care in rural and other high need areas.

Our Mission

The mission of Frontier AHEC is to build health care partnerships between the community and academic professionals to better serve rural Nevada. Frontier AHEC offers a variety of didactic and experiential opportunities that support interprofessional education and behavioral health integration in a primary care setting. Our aim is to provide the necessary resources to our students to help them succeed in their ambition to enter the healthcare workforce as highly trained and skilled individuals that can best serve a
collaborative team.

Become a Frontier AHEC Scholar

Home Base

We are proudly located in Elko, NV, and service rural and frontier counties in Nevada.

Location: 701 Walnut Street, Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-327-5070

Learn more about the Nevada AHEC Scholars Program

Frontier AHEC Services