MI-AHEC has far-reaching implications for quality health care in Michigan. With a network of regional centers, it will help ensure a well-trained health professions workforce and improved access to high quality primary care for all Michigan residents, including its most vulnerable populations. Programs and activities are focused on three main areas:

Pipeline Programs:

Educating high school students about career opportunities in health care and exposing them to resources that allow them to explore different professions.

Clinical Placements:

Support of clinical placement experiences for students in underserved communities across the state.

Continuing Education:

Ensuring health care professionals who work with medically underserved populations in health professional shortage areas have access to programs and resources that enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

AHEC Scholars Program:

AHEC Scholars is two-year program that is part of a national initiative created to prepare health professions students to become leaders in primary care in rural and underserved areas. Find out more at