The Montana Office of Rural Health & AHEC aim to enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventative care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professional through community/academic educational partnerships. Our partnerships have created programs and committees to support Montana communities and the state's healthcare workforce. 


AHEC Scholars

A nationwide certificate program for health professional students who are interested in enhancing their interprofessional skills in rural and undeserved settings.


Mobile Health Training Program

The Mobile Health Training Program offers MSU BSN students unique learning and training opportunities in rural health and primary care.


Rural Ready Nurse Practitioner 

The Rural Ready NP program supports and trains MSU DNP students who are committed to serving communities in rural Montana.

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Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training 

BHWET-East funds and trains select behavioral health professions students in the Eastern part of Montana for the final year of their training program.

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Sexual Assault Nurses Examiners Training (SANE)

Strengthening SANE Workforce and Services in Montana 
(Coming Soon)

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WWAMI Medical School

Montana's Medical School - a cooperative program with the University of Washington School of Medicine


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Interprofessional Education

Improving the experience for patients and the overall health of communities by preparing future  health care providers o collaborate effectively to deliver high qualilty team-based services.

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K-12 Programming


Growing Our Own: Learn about our strategy to increase the healthcare workforce in Montana by expanding the pathways for tomorrow's healthcare professionals.

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Simulation Activites


Expanding simulation opportunities for healthcare students and professionals across the state.


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Regional Initiatives in Dental Education

Developing dentists who will make a personal commitment to serving the needs of rural and underserved.