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The Wisconsin AHEC System works to improve the supply, distribution and quality of health care professionals in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin AHEC improves access to quality health care by developing community-based health professions training programs and enhancing health education resources across the state.

AHEC is a health professions education and outreach program funded by federal grant and direct appropriation from the state legislature. It is part of a nationwide network of programs for improving accessibility and quality of primary health care. The national program was designed to encourage universities and educators to look beyond their institutions to partnerships that meet community health needs, working toward the goal of decentralizing health professions training and linking communities with academic health centers in partnerships to promote cooperative solutions to local health problems.

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Latest News

  • Wendy Hinz Departs AHEC

    After seven years of dedicated service, Wendy Hinz is retiring from Wisconsin AHEC. During her time at South Central AHEC, Wendy worked as a Health Careers Consultant. Wendy earner her Bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer …

  • Wisconsin AHEC Hosts Second Annual Health Science Educators Academy

    On July 24-25, 2018, high school health educators from across the state of Wisconsin gathered at UW-Stevens Point for the second annual Health Science Educators Academy. Teachers from around the state were challenged to gain …

  • National AHEC Organization Conference in Washington D.C.

    The biennial National AHEC Organization Conference took place in Washington D.C. from July 8 to 11. The conference focused on AHEC’s goals as outlined by the HRSA Funding of Diversity, Distribution, and Practice Transformation.   …

  • Archive: You Are the Key – Best Practices in HPV Cancer Prevention

    Presented by: Betty Lo, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics; Director of Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at Louisiana State University School of Medicine Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving boys and girls vulnerable to devastating …

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