Southwest Indiana AHEC began as a regional center in 2008 and is hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
We are part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.
To increase the representation of individuals from under-represented minority, disadvantaged and rural backgrounds willing and able to pursue a health profession career.
To utilize hands-on experiences to improve practicing health profession students' skills and competencies necessary to enhance the quality of health care and provide transformative team-based care delivery within rural and underserved areas and populations.
To utilize a comprehensive community-based education approach to improve the skills and competencies of health professions students' necessary to enhance the quality of health care and provide transformative team-based care delivery within rural and underserved areas and populations.
Retention in Underserved Communities:
To improve practicing health professionals' skills and competencies necessary to enhance health care quality and provide transformative team-based health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.
We are Southwest Indiana AHEC!
Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center is one of nine regional centers of the Indiana AHEC network. We ignite an interest in health careers and train future professionals. We partner with the best. Come join us!
The AHEC Scholars program is designed to give health professions students a deeper understanding of rural and urban healthcare, caring for underserved populations, and the importance of practice transformation in a clinical care setting.
Indiana SANE Training Project
The Indiana SANE Training Project provides advanced nursing educational opportunities, mentoring and support for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to become trained, clinically competent and certified as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
A vibrant rural healthcare system requires not only an ongoing commitment to education of current employees and the future healthcare workforce, but also to creating reciprocal partnerships across the region. We recognize the efforts of healthcare educators and providers that are helping achieve our mission of improving health for all.