The Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NEWAHEC) serves eleven counties in Northeastern Wisconsin. NEWAHEC’s office is located in the historic downtown area of Manitowoc, along Lake Michigan. NEWAHEC’s region includes the tourist area of Door County, farming areas, lakeside communities, smaller rural communities, the Fox River Valley industrialized corridor, and suburban areas north of Milwaukee.

NEWAHEC’s mission is to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, for the underserved population in northeastern Wisconsin. Through the prudent use of available resources, we achieve our mission primarily through education of present and future health professionals, by developing creative partnerships with academic institutions and community organizations.

Contact Us

Northeastern AHEC
925 S.15th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
P: (920) 652-0238
F: (920) 652-0617

Annie Short, Executive Director
P: (920) 652-0238

Brenda Birringer, Center Director

Jill Niemczyk, Community Health Engagement Director

At A Glance


1.2 million (21% of state)

Serving 11 Counties:

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Washington, and Winnebago.

Health Professional Shortage Areas:

7 counties contain Primary Care HPSAs

2 counties contain Mental Health HPSAs

1 county contains Dental HPSAs