University of Southern Indiana
Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center
Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center

News and Announcements

Two Health Careers Exploration Programs for Summer 2014

There are two opportunities this summer for regional high school students to learn more about health careers and college preparation.  Participants must be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in fall 2014.

Presentations, hands-on activities, field trip(s), and other programming will provide participants with insights into health careers and postsecondary education.  Each program is a three-day (non-residential) experience.  The fee for each camp is $25, and financial assistance is available. 

In EVANSVILLE:  

The SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program 2014 (previously called Health Careers Camp) is scheduled for June 16, 17, and 18, 2014, at the University of Southern Indiana. 

Spaces are limited, and applications are due no later than April 25, 2014.

Click here to download an application packet.

Please contact Kerseclia Patterson at 812/228-5048 with any questions.

In JASPER:

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and Vincennes University Jasper Campus are offering Health Careers Camp - 2014.  This three-day experience will be July 23, 24, and 25, 2014.

Spaces are limited and appplications are due no later than May 19, 2014.

Click here to download an application packet.


Field Trip Grants for 2013-2014
Looking for some funding to assist in providing students with an out-of-classroom experience to enhance their curriculum? Interested in taking your students on a field trip to encourage their interest in health careers? Southwest Indiana AHEC has funding available to assist schools in our region with the cost of field trips related to our goal of engaging youth in health careers.

Schools in the following counties may apply: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. The online applications are available and will be accepted until April 30, 2014.

After completing the form, please submit using the button at the end of the application. You will be notified of our receipt of your application. Funding decisions will be made within 10 business days, and applicants will be notified of the decision via email. For those schools that receive funding, the funding will be reimbursement-based. The school will need to submit an itemized invoice for the approved field trip expenses to the University of Southern Indiana – Southwest Indiana AHEC within 45 days of the field trip. Funding is not guaranteed, and the proposed field trip must:

  • Enhance curriculum or activities targeted to K-12 youth; and
  • Focus on engagement in health careers or skills relevant to the health professions.

Please contact Jane Friona, Executive Director, at 812/461-5446 or jefriona@usi.edu with any questions.

To contact us with any questions about health careers: Southwest Indiana AHEC 8600 University Blvd, HP 2091 Evansville, IN 47711 swi.ahec@usi.edu 


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