Area Health Education Center

The Area Health Education Center's (AHEC) mission is to advocate for quality primary and preventive health care delivery to rural and underserved populations by improving distribution of health care professionals through academics and community collaboration.

West Virginia University received its first AHEC grant in 1972 and has expanded to include 5 AHEC centers across West Virginia (Central, Eastern, Northern, Southeastern and Southern).

Each site strives to reach the following goals:
  • Facilitate community-based rotations for health professions students (including housing arrangements)

  • Organize and lead interdisciplinary teams

  • Organize continuing education opportunities for community-based health professionals

  • Organize K-12 activities to promote health careers

  • Coordinate stipends through the SEARCH Program for students in select disciplines who complete clinical rotations in Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs)

  • Coordinate service learning activities in local communities

New River Health works with two AHEC sites (Central and Southeastern) to provide student services in 13 counties:

Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Roane, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster.

For more information, please contact Stacy Campbell, Human Resources Director at 304-469-2905.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), as amended, sections 224(g)-(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. �� 233(g)-(n), deemed New River Health Association to be in accordance with the Act that provides liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. �� 1346(b), 2672, or by alternative benefits provided by the United States where the availability of such benefits precludes a remedy under the FTCA, for damage for personal injury, including death, resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions by New River Health Associations employee�s while acting within the scope of such employment and its covered individuals.

NRHA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.