Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health

Working to connect students to healthcare careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

  • "Deer" by Jason Thomas
  • Missouri River - Fort Benton, MT by Amanda Judisch
  • Kootenai River - Libby, MT by Amanda Judisch
  • "Open Road" by Audrey Schadt
  • Amsterdam, MT by Jordan Brown

The Montana AHEC mission is to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on primary care, through community/academic educational partnerships, in order to increase the access to quality healthcare.


Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center
Montana State University
P.O. Box 170520
Bozeman, MT 59717-0520
Fax: 406-994-5653

Kristin Juliar

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Pathways Into Health Conference

October 12-14, 2015

Welcome Evening Reception Sunday, October 11 *Post-Conference Activities – October 14 *Student Health Professions Day – October 15

Click here to view the CONFERENCE BROCHURE

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The purpose of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of individuals and organizations to contribute to the cultivation of a robust American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health care workforce. The conference presented and discussed educational methodologies for AI/AN health professions education, effective and promising practices to encourage Native individuals to pursue health careers, as well as opportunities for adequate preparation and support to succeed.

The overall theme of the conference is uniting individuals and organizations and sustaining those connections to develop, grow, and enhance pathways into health professions for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities.

Four core concepts illuminated to advance this process include:

  1. Cultural Attunement
  2. Interprofessional Education (IPE)
  3. Innovations in Distance Learning and Telehealth Technologies
  4. Health Career Development Through the Lifespan

Free Continuing Education for Conference Participation!

Special thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits here.

The Pathways national conferences are organized by a volunteer Conference Development Committee. Learn how you can get involved! Contact us

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 2015 Community Health Worker Dialogue

Thank you for attending the Community Health Worker Dialogue Meeting!

If you were unable to attend but would like to keep updated on the process and strategic planning of Montana's Community Health Workers please contact Jordan Brown at and request to be put on the electronic mailing list.

Send questions or concerns to:

Jordan Brown

CT Scanner Replacement Initiative

The Helmsley Charitable Trust's Rural Healthcare Program has launched the CT Scanner Replacement Initiative, a new funding opportunity for qualifying Critical Access Hospitals in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Qualifying Critical Access Hospitals may apply for up to $400,000 to purchase a new 32 slice or higher CT scanner through a two-year grant. For more specifics on eligibility, please read the full Request for Proposals.

  • Letter of Inquiry (LOI) available – JUNE 15, 2015
  • Letter of Inquiry (LOI) due by 5pm EST – JULY 17, 2015
  • Selected applicants invited to submit full proposals – (no later than) AUGUST 17, 2015
  • Full proposals due by 5pm EST – AUGUST 28, 2015
  • Grantees selected and notified – OCTOBER 2015
  • Estimated project start date – NOVEMBER 1, 2015

To apply, click on the below link to submit a Letter of Inquiry:

Letter of Inquiry

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Questions? Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and direct any additional questions to