The Western Regional Area Health Education Center at Western Michigan University offers programs that aim to enhance health care provider knowledge and to introduce health care careers to students.  

News and events

Addressing the Michigan Opioid Crisis, A Public Health Summit

This daylong event features a number of speakers and presentations focused on Michigan's opioid crisis. Keynote speaker will be Patrick Miles, who has experience with federal, state and local law enforcement and prevention. View the printable flier.
Date: Tuesday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP: or (616) 742-5058

Health Career Connection application deadline announced

The deadline for incoming WMU freshmen to apply for the new Health Career Connection program is March 17. The program offers students an opportunity to earn six credits the summer between high school graduation and starting at WMU. Scholarships are available to each student accepted in the program. More information and application details are available here.

Health Career Connection

Trauma Informed Organizations Continuing Education Conference

Mark your calendar now for the Trauma Informed Organizations Continuing Education Conference, which will be held May 12. Click here for more information or to register.


Read our WINTER 2016 NEWSLETTER, including:

  • HOSA Med Talk 2016
  • HPV for health professionals
  • AHEC students and interns
  • And more!

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Scholarships and loan reimbursement

Many of the AHEC community partners offer health care scholarships for a variety of disciplines.

Scholarship resources