Connecting students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health

Who We Are

For over 20 years, High Sierra Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a designated 501c3 nonprofit and longstanding member of the National AHEC Organization, has been steadfast in addressing Nevada’s health care workforce shortages through recruiting, training, and retaining health professionals committed to increasing access to primary care in underserved urban and rural communities. 

High Sierra AHEC works in affiliation with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine and the Office of Statewide Initiatives to serve the following counties: Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe.

What We Do

The purpose of High Sierra AHEC is to serve as a critical convener between academic and employer based partners to ensure workforce distribution and diversity. Through a variety of valuable partnerships, we develop and place future leaders within health care practice settings starting as early as 5th grade.  Our intention is to inspire young students to pursue a career in health care, providing them with a paved and equitable pathway to their continued success. Upon the completion of our pathway, our students are highly trained, highly skilled, and employable assets to our partners. 

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