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Alaska AHEC Scholars Program

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Spencer Toft


Alaska AHEC Scholars is a multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.

This program requires a 1 or 2 year commitment and consists of classroom or online instruction and community-based training in addition to the regular coursework required by the degree program.

AHEC Scholars is a program of the National AHEC Organization that is implemented by local, statewide, and regional AHECs. Core topic areas covered in the curriculum include:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Students must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program related to healthcare.

Students in a 4-year bachelor or graduate program should apply to become an AHEC Scholar for the final 2 years of study.

Students in a degree or certificate program that takes 2 years or less should apply for the final year of study.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants will also receive stipends and travel support.

Application process

The online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · COVID-19 · Culture and cultural competency · Health conditions · Health occupations · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Oral health · Public health · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention · Trauma-informed care · Alaska

Organizations (1)

  • Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce, view details

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