Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

Established in 2017, the Southeast Idaho AHEC is now one of three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Idaho.

We join a cadre of 235 AHECs across the nation, whose members work to recruit, train and retain health professionals to work in rural and underserved communities - and to support efforts like ISU’s telepharmacy in Challis, Idaho.

We are dedicated to increasing access to primary care services for community members by enriching the educational experiences of health professions students and health professionals in Southeast Idaho.

Service Area

Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Centers Service Area

Southeast Idaho AHEC serves 22 counties in the southeastern part of the state. Our boundaries are based on Idaho Public Health Districts 5, 6, and 7 and are reflected in the orange-colored portion of our logo.

The two other Idaho AHECs, Southwest and Northern, are reflected in the green portions of our logo.

Together, Idaho AHECs collaborate to improve health care access and health professional retention across the state.


This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U7746221, for the Idaho Area Health Education (Idaho AHEC) Program Office and its three regional Centers in the total amount of $432,750.00 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (with a 1:1 total match of $432,750.00 from non-federally funded governmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Our Mission

"Every day, in every way, empowering & improving health!"