Student & Teachers

Montana and the nation as a whole is facing a healthcare workforce shortage. We do not have enough healthcare providers to support the growing population and it is estimated that 2.4 million new healthcare jobs will be available by 2014. Part of the mission of the Northeastern Montana Area Health Education Center (NE MT AHEC) is to develop programs to address these workforce shortage and to encourage students to pursue careers in healthcare.

Our Objectives

Encourage youth from underserved areas/populations to pursue health careers.
Encourage health professionals to select employment in rural/underserved areas.
Provide continuing education/CME to health professionals employed in rural/underserved areas.

Programs Offered

College Planning

Resources and links for current high school students to help prepare for post-secondary education, including financial aid assistance, career exploration, and information about Montana colleges and universities.
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Community Health Worker

The American Public Health Association (APHA) defines a CHW as “a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting...
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Continuing Education

Montana Health Network provides on-site clinical/continuing education. MHN is an AHA Training Center and an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American...
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Fundamentals of Behavioral Health

The purpose of the Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Module is to improve quality of care. It provides individuals working in healthcare, the knowledge and skills needed to understand and more effectively...
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In-A-Box is a “traveling resource” designed to enhance your science & health curriculum. It’s all inclusive lesson plans & activities around specific themes give teachers, presenters, group leaders, and others working...
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MedStart Summer Camp

--------------------- MedStart is a 5-day summer program aimed at developing the next generation of healthcare providers. Hosted by the Montana AHEC (Areas Health Education Center) and the Montana Hospital Association, MedStart camp...
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Online CNA Course

Certified Nursing Assistant
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Resources and links for students currently enrolled in health professions education including the WWAMI medical program.
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Research and Explore Awesome Careers in Healthcare is a one-day program that takes place at a local healthcare facility and provides high school students with the opportunity to explore the healthcare...
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How can your local AHEC help you?

Whether you have specific career questions in mind, are looking for training programs, or want to learn more about healthcare in general, AHEC professionals are willing and able to provide you with the information that you need.

AHEC can help you through the entire process of launching a healthcare career, from searching for the right school, to actually getting a job in the field you love!

One of the most valuable resources we can offer you is experience. We can expose you to various healthcare careers and academic enhancement to better prepare you for a specific health career training program.

Eighty-seven percent of students who participate with AHECs nationally are from underrepresented minority groups or economically disadvantaged communities and range in age from elementary to professionals.

Contact us today so we can provide you with training, resources and support as you explore your options in becoming a healthcare professional!