Montana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is a nationwide organization with 300 locations across the country. AHECs work to expand the health care workforce in their community, maximizing diversity and facility distribution, with a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. AHECs implore this work by introducing healthcare careers to school-age students. This work continues with health profession students and onwards with healthcare professionals and communities.
Montana has 5 AHEC regions and a Program Office located at Montana State University in Bozeman. Each region works within its community to recruit, train, and retain a health profession workforce committed to underserved populations. Montana Hospital Association hosts two of the states AHEC offices, North Central Montana AHEC and South Central Montana AHEC.
North Central Montana AHEC serves the following counties: Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Pondera, Chouteau, Teton, Cascade, Judith Basin, and Meagher.
South Central Montana AHEC serves the following counties: Lewis and Clark, Powell, Granite, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Jefferson, Broadwater, Beaverhead, Madison, Gallatin, and Park.