Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities & Communities to Better Health
A healthy Indiana needs healthy
communities. And it needs health care professionals in all areas of the
state, from inner cities to rural neighborhoods, prepared to help
educate citizens about health problems and issues and to provide quality
service. The Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health
Education Center (MICI-AHEC) seeks to provide communities with health
care professionals prepared to meet their needs.
IN AHEC Program Office gives MICI-AHEC main objectives to achieve through our programming:
Our first objective is to offer Kids Into Health Careers programming.
We improve knowledge and awareness among pre-college and college
students, school counselors, and parents in medically underserved
communities (MUC) of health professions career opportunities and
resources, with particular emphasis on under-represented minority and
disadvantaged (URMD) pre-college and college students.
Objective two is clinical exposure; increasing exposure of health
professions students to MUC and other health professions disciplines.
Our third objective is quality improvement. We are to enhance access
to continuing education (CE) to health professionals and to clinical
information resources that are responsive to the needs of clinicians
caring for MUC and to the health care needs of those communities.