Indiana State University. Area Health Education Center | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections

Name: Indiana State University. Area Health Education Center
Fuller Form: West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center


Historical Note:

The Area Health Education Center provides the following services:

Recruit minority and economically / educationally disadvantaged students into the health professions careers. Minority health professionals are substantially more likely to serve vulnerable populations than their majority counterparts. Likewise, those who grow up in rural and underserved areas are more likely to go to a similar environment to practice after completion of their training.

Assist in the ambulatory training of health professional students. Health professionals who train in underserved communities are much more likely to serve those populations when their training is completed. That is where job shadowing and clinical rotations come into play.

Provide continuing education, especially for providers to the underserved. Continuing education programs improve the quality of care and enhance professional satisfaction, both of which contribute to provider retention.

Respond to emerging health issues by distributing information necessary for practitioners and facilities to address critical health issues and threats in a timely way.

Sources: http://www.indstate.edu/wciahec/whatTheHeck.htm accessed 5-9-2012



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