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Grades 9-16 participants in pipeline programs that expose students to health careers


Clinical training rotations for health professions trainees


Health professions students placed in rural and underserved locations
* Numbers represent the 2017 year

2018 Conference Highlights

The 2018 National AHEC Organization Conference will convene in Arlington, VA, July 8 – 11, 2018 for “AHEC on the Hill: Diversity, Distribution, and Practice Transformation.”
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AHEC Scholars Resources

Visit the resource website provided to assist NAO members as we develop and implement AHEC Scholars and integrate the core topics into our community-based training across the United States.

Healthcare News Source: Kaiser Health News

NAO Member Newsletter

2018:12:07 | From the CEO's Office

Happy December! Warm thoughts and wishes for a great month! As we approach the close of 2018, I am excited to report to you the following. NAO Messaging: Thanks to all the Program Directors that responded...


What is NAO?

NAO represents a network of more than 300 Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program offices and centers that serve over 85% of United States counties.

What We Do

We are dedicated to improving the accessibility to healthcare in rural and underserved populations through advocacy, education, and research.