Inland Empire AHEC

IE AHEC Scholars Program

The Inland Empire Area Health Education Center (IE AHEC) Scholars program is HRSA-funded and managed by the Community Health Association Inland Southern Region (Association). The Inland Empire AHEC is also a Public Health Training Center (PHTC) and collaborates with the California AHEC Program Office (

In addition to the Association’s mission, the Inland Empire AHEC is committed to Cal-AHEC’s mission of improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations through academic and community partnerships, particularly within the Inland Southern Region, encompassing San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

The Inland Empire AHEC utilizes a collaborative approach to increase diversity in the healthcare workforce, increase community-based health professions training programs, develop and strengthen partnerships between multi-disciplinary organizations, contribute to pipeline programs to promote healthcare careers within the youth of underserved communities, and support communication amongst health centers/clinics, academic institutions, and community partners.

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Center Director:

Athena Montiel, MPH