Member Highlights

Meet, Marica Martinic, Northern Arizona AHEC Member 

Presented by the NAO membership committee

The mission of the Northern Arizona AHEC is to improve the overall health of rural and underserved communities in northern Arizona through excellence in education, training, and research.

NAHEC is part of a federally-qualified health center, North Country HealthCare (NCHC). As a division of NCHC, they focus strongly on community-based field experiences and facilitate over 65,000 hours of clinical training each year. They are also in their tenth year as a community campus for AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) and are about to launch the first community health center-based Family Medicine Residency Program in Arizona.

NAHEC integrates the AHEC core topic areas in all of their programs, so their students have a well-rounded and immersive experience. They see many of their students return to the region to practice, so they know their programs are working!

Education director Marica Martinic feels that NAO provides excellent collaboration, training, advocacy, and funding opportunities for her organization and staff. It is an effective vehicle for sharing what AHECs across the nation are doing and mobilizing us to advocate for our programs in Congress.

The biennial conference has been valuable to Marica’s team for sharing what they do and learning from other AHECs. She is grateful for the advocacy that NAO leads on the Hill. “At NAHEC, we know that supporting NAO through our membership helps to make the conference and important advocacy activities happen, and we are proud to be a member” said Marica.

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Steven Zucker- November 2018
Krista Loney- December 2018
Susan Anderson- March 2019
Michael Faircloth- April 2019

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