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The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington at Whatcom Community College works with the national AHEC movement to support healthcare delivery systems and access to care through activities that strengthen the healthcare workforce in rural and urban-underserved communities.

Information for Health Professionals on COVID19

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Primary Projects

AHECWW is actively implementing a range of projects to strengthen the quality, diversity, and distribution of healthcare workforce in rural and urban-underserved areas of western Washington. Explore our primary projects through the links below to learn more:

Rural and Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP)
AHEC Scholars
Scrubs Camp
Health Professions Affinity Community
Continuing Education for Professionals
Mental Health First Aid Training
Northwest Rural Health Conference
Registered Nurses in Primary Care
Career and Academic Pathways
Healthcare Workforce Development
Transforming Healthcare Delivery

About the Host College

Whatcom Community College

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 U77HP03022, for the WWAMI Area Health Education (WWAMI AHEC) Program Office and its five regional Centers in the total amount of $679,700 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year (with a 1:1 total match of $679,700 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.