Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center

MisNCHC_EducationLogo_2clr_Stckdsion: NAHEC exists to improve the overall health of rural and underserved communities in Northern Arizona through excellence in education, training, and research.

What we do: NAHEC addresses the shortage and maldistribution of healthcare professionals by:

  • Providing meaningful community-based clinical training experiences for health professions students and residents;
  • Educating the current and future rural primary care workforce;
  • Recruiting students from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds into health careers;
  • Facilitating healthcare research and informatics that translates to underserved communities;
  • Connecting communities to better care through telemedicine, interprofessional, and population health initiatives; and
  • Delivering evidence-based health promotion programs to communities in need.

Established in 1987, NAHEC is part of the national and state AHEC system and serves Apache, Coconino, Navajo, and a portion of Yavapai Counties.

NAHEC offers the following services and programs:

Our team includes:


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