Omaha Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Omaha Area Health Education Center
The Nebraska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program works statewide through regional centers to connect students to health careers, health professionals to communities, and communities to better health. AHECs are created to aid health career training programs and communities in recruiting and training health care professionals to serve in rural and underserved areas, in order to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs.
Established in 2019 and housed in the University of Nebraska at Omaha Health Careers Resource Center, the Omaha AHEC--Nebraska’s only urban AHEC--works with folks at every stage of training in healthcare professions, from high school, college, and professional students to professionals currently working in healthcare.
Check out our newsletters below for any recent updates and events.»Interested in learning more about the Omaha AHEC? Click here to fill out our interest form.
Becoming an AHEC Scholar will elevate your credentials as an emerging health care leader. AHEC Scholars gain access to exclusive workshops, potential employers, community leaders, and national and state resources on the latest health topics. The program is offered at no cost to the student. AHEC Scholars may be eligible for a stipend.
To be considered, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria, agree to all program requirements, and submit a complete application by September 17, 2021 and space is competitive.
»To learn more about the AHEC Scholar's Program, CLICK HERE.
AHEC Scholars Program Eligibilty
•Applicants will be eligible to join the program upon entry into their professional program. Current pre-health students are not yet eligible.
•Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a health profession training program that is at least 24 months in duration. (e.g. physical therapist assistant, paramedic, physician, pharmacist, nurse)
•Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 during the most recent academic year.
•Applicants must be interested in practicing in rural or urban underserved areas.
•Applicants must be able to commit to the 2-year AHEC Scholar's Program
•Applicants must have reliable internet access.
»If you meet these eligibilty requirements, click here to APPLY.
Check out our past Omaha AHEC newsletters below:
|Issue 001||January-March 2020|
|Issue 002||April-June 2020|
|Issue 003||July- September 2020|
|Issue 004||October-December 2020|
|Issue 005||January-March 2021|
|Issue 006||April-June 2021|
|Issue 007||July-September 2021|
|Issue 008||Coming October 1st, 2021|
Our social media is now up and running! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Omaha AHEC upcoming events, news, opportunities, and more!
The Omaha AHEC participates in, co-hosts, and coordinates many events! Make sure you're checking this page and our social media frequently for upcoming events, forums, and panels!
Recent Omaha AHEC events:
- Expanding Representation: A day in the life of a medical student (Co-hosted with the Anti-Racism Student Advisory Council at Creighton University School of Medicine)
- UNO Pre-Health Careers Forum: How to be a successful medical student (Co-hosted with UNO's Health Careers Resource Center and UNO's Pre-Health Professionals Club)
- Covid-19 Community Omaha AHEC & AHA Converastion Webinar (Co-hosted with the American Heart Association)
The Omaha AHEC is now collaborating with UNO's Pre-Health Professionals Club. This is a great opportunity for UNO Pre-Health students interested in a career in healthcare. The purpose of the UNO Pre-Health Professionals Club aims to help students successfully explore and enter the health care workforce. The club's goals include providing opportunities for career exploration, creating a sense of community among members, facilitating professional development, and promoting academic excellence.
For more information, please click here.
»Volunteer with the MUNA Box Project
The MUNA Box Project is a student led organization that works closely with refugee and immigrant institutions, religious institutions, and community centers in the Omaha and Lincoln areas to provide nutritional and hygiene support to those in need. MUNA Box Project is currently looking for more volunteers to help with product collection, donation unloading and packaging, and care package distribution. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a volunteer or donate, please reach to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to fill out our volunteer interest form.
»Pre-Health Shadowing Guide
Omaha AHEC knows that finding health related job shadowing opportunities can be difficult so we curated a short guide called “Job Shadowing 101” to help. Within this handbook we outline common rules and expectations one should foresee, a list of locations that offer programs and opportunities to the general public, and a list of helpful tips to help make the most out of your shadowing experiences. We hope that this resource can help job showing feel less daunting and make process easier to those in need! Take a look below!