Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
To enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.
Montana AHEC Regions
|Montana AHEC Program Office||Western Montana AHEC||North Central Montana AHEC|
|PO Box 170520
Bozeman, MT 59717
1205 East Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59802
2625 Winne Avenue
|South Central Montana AHEC||Eastern Montana AHEC||North Eastern Montana AHEC
|2625 Winne Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
123 S. 27th Street
11 South 7th Street Suite 241
- Professionalism – We conduct all aspects of work in an ethical and responsible manner
- Collaboration – We cooperate to share information and resources to improve health and healthcare
- Partnerships – We respect and support the efforts of local, state, and federal stakeholders
- Open Communication – We strive for a transparent, respectful, and dynamic exchange of information
- Integrity and Accountability – We carry out all activities in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner
The mission of the Montana AHEC is accomplished by pursuing goals, objectives and activities which are common to all AHECs. These are changed and /or modified each year in response to decisions made by the federal granting agency and the Regional WWAMI AHEC Program Office at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The following guidelines are used in establishing annual goals, objectives and activities.
Form productive linkages between healthcare units to the benefit of underserved and rural communities.
Foster and encourage collaborative community-based health programs.
Increase the number of minority and underserved youth entering health education programs.
Serve as a resource, clearinghouse and disseminatory of health information.
Promote improved health and disease prevention through educational interventions.
Respond to emerging community-based needs regarding health issues.
Provide technical assistance on healthcare-related issues to underserved communities.
Help implement collaborative community-based, multidisciplinary education and training for health professionals and health professions students.
On October 1st, 1985, the Montana AHEC was implemented. This regional WWAMI AHEC office was located at Montana State University in Bozeman. In September 2007, under new rules allowing Colleges of Nursing to apply for AHEC grants, the MSU College of Nursing applied and was awarded a grant from the Health Resource Service Administration to establish four regional AHEC offices in Montana in addition to the Bozeman Program Office.