Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center

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Nebraska Area Health Education Center's Mission: To meet the state's health and health workforce needs. The Nebraska AHEC Program provides educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of Nebraskans with a focus on rural and underserved populations.

Program Goals

  • Develop and sustain a robust and diverse local health workforce in Nebraska by engaging youth and others to complete health professions training programs and enter health careers.
  • Recruit health students to consider working in rural underserved areas of the state by providing clinical experiences in these communities during their training.
  • Retain health professionals in these regions by offering accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Welcome from Central Nebraska AHEC

Welcome to the Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center (CN AHEC) website where you will find resources for every step in your health care journey. The Central Nebraska Regional Office recently transferred to Kearney from Grand Island and is now hosted on the University of Nebraska at Kearney (体育菠菜大平台) campus. As the central region director, my role is to help middle/high school students, undergraduate students, professional students, and working healthcare professionals within the region to receive additional education and support throughout their health care training process. Wherever you are in the process, I am here to connect you in the Central Nebraska region to shadowing, training, and educational resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out about how the Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center can help you.


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Sara McCarty
Program Coordinator
Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center
Office: (308) 865-8907