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High Sierra AHEC

About Us

Mandated by Congress in 1971, the National AHEC program now represents more than 300 AHEC program offices and centers that serve over 85% of United States counties.

​High Sierra Area Health Education Center is a federally and state funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to serving under-served and rural population of Northwestern Nevada in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Office of Statewide Initiatives.

​The primary mission of High Sierra AHEC is to:

Development a current & future pipeline of qualified healthcare workers for Nevada

Develop & enhance education and training within community based organizations and academic institutions

Provide health and wellness information to the citizens of the communities we serve

​Each of our programs focus on the following core topic areas:

Inter-Professional Education

Behavioral Health Integration

Social Determinants of Health

Cultural Competency

Practice Transformation

Current/Emergent Issues

​High Sierra AHEC serves the following counties: Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe


We Care About

Health and Wellness

Contact Information

Andrea Gregg