We're committed to connecting students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health.
The SWVAHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs.
The purpose of SWVAHEC is to meet the needs of the communities we serve through robust community-academic partnerships, with a focus on exposure, education, and training of current and future healthcare workforce.
The Southern West Virginia Area Health Education Consortium (SWVAHEC) is a committed organization and network that is dedicated to the further recruitment, education and retainment of health care professionals in rural markets throughout southern West Virginia.
We are connected through federal and state grants to the West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health and their operation of the West Virginia AHEC. The primary objectives of the AHEC grants are to support community-based education for health professions students, provide continuing education for health professionals, and provide/support programs for K-16 students that prepare students for possible careers in the health professions. The emphasis is on programming for students and professionals in rural and underserved areas/sites. For more information about this grant, visit the WV AHEC website
Health Care Professions
The needs of our region, in the areas of health and wellness, are consistently growing and changing. At SWVAHEC, we're committed to preparing the future of health care providers and continuing the growth of the current workforce.