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IU Northwest Center for Medical Education receives funds for AHEC program

The IU School of Medicine in cooperation with the Northwest Center for Medical Education at IU Northwest, recently received news that the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) granted IU an award for an Indiana Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC).

This award provides the state of Indiana the opportunity to implement the goals and objectives of the AHEC Program designed to foster academic-community partnerships in support of broad health professions education initiatives. Using a wide array of educational interventions, the Indiana AHEC partners will target important objectives related to the key mission of the AHEC Program, which is to improve access to and quality of health care in Indiana, particularly in under-served areas.

Indiana AHEC activities will target:

  • Recruitment and retention of health care professionals in under-served

    areas and under-served population

  • Recruitment of students into health careers through pre-college outreach
  • Development of community based training experiences for Indiana health professions students
  • Promotion of diversity in Indiana's health workforce in ways that meet the needs of our stateís population through strategic recruitment and educational initiatives
  • Development and deployment of state-of-the-art telecommunications and information technology tools supporting leading-edge continuing education, library, and information access that equips health care professionals caring for under-served populations to deliver high-quality, evidence based care
  • Implementation of effective planning through local and regional health organizations and agencies as well as education needs assessment and evaluation.

For more information, contact Dr. Virgil Hoftiezer, IU Northwest Associate Director and Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, at (219) 980-6561 or



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Michelle Searer
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