Connecting students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health

What We Do

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

The purpose of the Nevada AHEC Program is to meet the needs of the communities we serve through robust community-academic partnerships, with a focus on recruiting, developing, and cultivating our health care workforce pipeline. Through a variety of valuable partnerships we develop future leaders in health care.


  • Develop a current & future pipeline of qualified healthcare workers for Nevada

  • Enhance education and training within community based organizations and academic institutions

  • Be responsive to current and emergent issues to ensure quality healthcare practices


  • Social responsibility through service to the community to meet the unmet needs in healthcare

  • Focus on educational excellence with collaboration and synergy

  • Build on experiences, through progressive, innovative and evidence based educational opportunities

  • Provide innovative training services to cultivate future leaders in healthcare

Program Competencies: 

  • Inter-Professional Education

  • Behavioral Health Integration

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Cultural Competency

  • Practice Transformation 

  • Current/Emergent Issues


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Who We Are

High Sierra Area Health Education Center is a federally and state funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to serving under-served and rural population of Northwestern Nevada in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Office of Statewide Initiatives. High Sierra AHEC serves the following counties: Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe.

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