The North Dakota
AHEC includes a state-wide plan to incrementally
develop two regional AHECs: eastern and western.
Both locations provide a variety of opportunities in
rural health clinics, community health centers, and
Indian Health Service. Additionally, each region is home
to at least one university and/or college. Over time,
avenues for their direct and formal involvement with the
AHEC will be developed. Activities will be developed for
kindergarten through health professional students,
educational programs, and recruitment and retention of
healthcare providers. The program is initially designed
to provide educational and clinical opportunities for
students in medicine and nursing at the college and
The purpose of the AHEC is to improve the distribution, diversity, supply and quality
of healthcare personnel in the healthcare services delivery system.
AHEC's mission is to enhance access to quality primary care and public health in rural
and underserved areas, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare
professionals through community/academic partnerships.