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Our Mission
The Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC), a federally-authorized regional organization, develops and enhances education and training networks within rural and underserved areas, academic institutions, and community-based organizations, for students and professionals to promote healthy communities, a diverse and sustainable workforce, and cooperative solutions to local health needs.
SRAHEC is one of seven geographically located centers throughout the state of Wisconsin. These seven centers are community-based, not-for-profit organizations whose shared goal is to improve access to healthcare by improving the number, distribution, and diversity of healthcare providers in the region they serve. The state AHEC program office is located at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin.  
Scenic Rivers AHEC covers a wide region of southwest Wisconsin encompassing many schools and health care facilities. Our office is located in Cashton, and this office oversees AHEC programming in a ten county region including Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties.
Our Goals
  1. Develop and maintain a diverse health care workforce that is prepared to deliver high quality care in a transforming health care delivery system with an emphasis on rural and underserved areas and communities.

  2. Inform, facilitate and coordinate resources, groups, and individuals to identify and address access to care barriers.

  3. Promote the development of health professions education emphasizing primary care and interdisciplinary approaches to meet the needs of underserved populations and communities.

  4. Provide for evaluation of the effectiveness of health education programs and training.

  5. Enhance the supply, distribution, diversity, and cultural competence of health care professionals in the region.

  6. Further community-based, interprofessional, culturally relevant, collaborative health professions education.

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