AHEC Scholars Program

The Nebraska AHEC Program is working diligently to develop a longitudinal, interdisciplinary program that will implement clinical, didactic, and community-based training activities in rural and underserved areas of Nebraska for pre-health and health profession students. 

Program Core Competencies 

  1. Interprofessional Education (also known as interdisciplinary training), which supports a coordinated, patient-centered health care model that involves an understanding of the contributions of multiple health care professionals.
  2. Behavioral Health Integration promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions.
  3. Social Determinants of Health includes five key areas [Economic Stability, Education, Social and Community Context, Health and Health Care, and Neighborhood and Built Environment] and their impact on health.
  4. Cultural Competency seeks to improve individual health and build healthy communities by training health care providers to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities.
  5. Practice Transformation aims to support quality improvement and patient-centered care through goal-setting, leadership, practice facilitation, workflow changes, measuring outcomes, and adapting organizational tools and processes to support new team-based models of care delivery. In short, targeting the specific skills and competencies needed for students and practicing health professionals to effectively practice in a transforming health care system.

We look forward to sharing more information about the AHEC Scholars Programs soon.