Utah AHEC’s mission is to improve access to health care through education. It fulfills its mission through programs developed to enhance the diversity of Utah’s health care work force and improve access to care for urban and rural medically underserved populations through appropriate distribution of health care providers. Its programs are developed under three main focal areas:
- Recruit youth from Utah’s minority and disadvantaged populations into health-related careers.
- Provide educational opportunities for students in health professions training programs in community-based clinical settings largely serving Utah’s medically underserved residents.
- Retain health professionals practicing in Utah’s medically underserved communities through convenient professional development opportunities and health-related community advocacy and leadership.
Utah AHEC consists of an administrative program office at the University of Utah and three regional centers where activities are conducted to achieve our mission.