Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center

"Working Together To Shape Healthy Communities"
2620 College Park, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-6711
WHAT’S AN AHEC? An Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program is a cooperative venture between a medical school and community centers in remote locations. The parent agency for the Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center (NP-AHEC) is the University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Medicine Department. The centers may be rural or urban but must be geographically removed from the actual medical center and all of its campuses.
FUNDING SOURCE: The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) was awarded its first AHEC funding September 1, 2001. The program is based in the Family Medicine Department of UNMC. There are 5 Area Health Education Centers. Each center is governed by a local Board and many AHEC centers are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
THE FUTURE: Continuation funding of existing centers through Federal and State Grants. Continuation of support for community based health career education through several avenues.
Nebraska Panhandle Health Education Center  |  2620 College Park, Scottsbluff, NE 69361  |  (308) 635-6711