COMMUNITY BENEFITS

For Students:

  • Education and training 

  • Internships, externships, and practicum

  • Networking and engagement

  • Career development

  • Mentoring initiatives

For Healthcare Professionals:

  • Evidence-based continuing education (CE) opportunities

  • Workforce development

  • Recruitment

  • Retention

  • Support evidence-based care

For Communities:

  • Education in rural and underserved communities

  • Support in maximizing diversity and facilitating distribution in the workforce

  • Support quality healthcare delivery

  • Alleviate workforce shortages

  • Improved healthcare outcomes

  • Improved patient experience

  • Improved accessibility to healthcare in rural and underserved populations

For Educators:

  • Instructional tools, activities, and information

  • Programming

  • Professional development/in-services

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 to improve access to primary care for all Michigan residents, many of whom live in areas that have too few health professionals. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in areas that need greater access to primary care providers. The national AHEC program was created by Congress in 1971.

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Michigan AHEC is funded in part through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions Federal Grant # U77HP26582

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CONTACT      |      (906) 869-1091      |      upahec@uglhealth.org      |          https://miahec.wayne.edu/