The West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (WCI-AHEC) improves health by recruiting (find them), training (train them) and retaining (keep them) a diverse health work force for the underserved communities of Clay, Fountain, Greene, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warren.
To learn more about how AHEC improves the health of our communities - see AHEC Works!
- Increase representation of individuals from under‐represented minority and disadvantaged (URMD), rural and medically underserved backgrounds in health professions, particularly primary care.
- Improve health career preparation in high schools.
- Develop the intent for students to pursue post‐secondary education for primary health care careers.
- Improve the readiness, willingness, and ability of health professions trainees to serve in primary care, rural and medically underserved community settings.
- Enhance collaboration and partnerships between higher education and communities.
- Increase health professionals’ access to training resources that support practice, reduce professional isolation, disseminate best practices, and improve quality of health care for medically underserved communities and health disparity populations.
- Expand educational opportunities for Hoosier health professionals.
- Address key issues in health profession shortage areas, such as rural and medically underserved areas.