Central Washington AHEC
What is AHEC?
The AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is a national program developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committee to underserved populations. The purpose of the AHEC Program is to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.
AHECs are located in every state, and programs also extend beyond centers.
What is CW-AHEC?
Central Washington AHEC started in September of 2022, and includes six counties: Chelan, Douglas Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan and Yakima. The CW-AHEC is housed at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) which provides a unique opportunity for collaboration with neighboring communities and focused staffing.
- Increase diversity among health professionals
- Broaden the distribution of the health workforce
- Enhance health care quality
- Improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations