Area Health Education Centers
South Dakota Area Health Education Center: The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) collaborates with a network of community, state, healthcare and academic partners committed to meeting the healthcare workforce needs of South Dakota. The SD AHEC is located at the USD Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls, SD.
Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center (NESD AHEC): The NESD AHEC provides accredited continuing education and professional support to healthcare professionals practicing in rural and underserved environments and works to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals. The NESD AHEC also provides health education and resources to all South Dakota students, teachers and school counselors, including information about prospective healthcare careers. NESD AHEC provides CNA training, job shadowing, and health education materials/presentations.
Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center (YRAHEC): The YRAHEC serves a 24-county area in southeastern South Dakota. The YRAHEC works with its partners to create a sustainable health care workforce in its rural service area. The YRAHEC provides CNA training, job shadowing, interprofessional education opportunities and health education materials/presentations.