Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce (ACRH-HW)

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce (ACRH-HW)

ACRH-HW develops academic health programs and sponsors educational programming and job shadowing in healthcare fields, collaborating with others to identify and meet Alaska's health workforce needs.

National Bureau of Health Workforce

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce


The health workforce that Alaska needs is developed through collaborations inside and outside of the University system.


Manage health-related policy, planning, development, and advocacy activities for the University of Alaska system, and create strong pathways for Alaskans to become the health professionals Alaska needs.


The Center was established to support the University of Alaska Anchorage’s mission as the health university of the University of Alaska statewide system, and to stimulate appropriate system-wide development of health academic programs and research across the state, providing an interactive bridge between external and internal stakeholders.


  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Grow Our Own, Close to Home
  • Responsive  and Reliable Service
  • Intelligent and Transparent Dialogue
  • Positivity (“Can Do”)
  • Integrity
  • Flexibility

News and Events

July 2018

Jul. 18-Aug. 8: Pilot Cohort for AHEC Scholars Program
Jul. 18-Aug. 8: Rural Immersion Institute of the North
Jul. 8-11: National AHEC Organization Conference

June 2018

Jun. 4-8: ANSEP Academy Health Careers Exploration

May 2018


April 2018

Apr. 20: Interprofessional Education Grand Rounds Event
Apr. 7:  Alaska Pre-med Summit
Apr. 6: UAA College of Health Diversity Conference

March 2018

Mar. 30: College of Health Academic Insights Day
Mar. 27-May 29: Spring Geriatric Education Webinar Series (Tuesdays 3-4:30)

February 2018


January 2018


December 2017

Dec. 1: Interprofessional Grand Rounds Event: Opioid Use Disorders

November 2017


October 2017

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference
Oct. 21: Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Conference
Oct. 14: UC Davis Pre-Health Conference
Oct. 3: Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference

September 2017

Sept. 26-28: ASHNHA Conference
Sept. 8: Alaska INBRE Biomedical Summit

August 2017

Aug. 22: Howl Days at UAA College of Health
Aug. 18: Complex Trauma Conference
Aug. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11: Healthcare portion of ANSEP Acceleration Academy

July 2017

Jul. 12-Aug. 2: Rural Immersion Insitute of the North

June 2017

Jun. 21, 23, 26, 28, 30: Healthcare portion of ANSEP Acceleration Academy
Jun. 18-24: PATH Camp: Behavioral Health
Jun. 11-17: PATH Camp: Behavioral Health
Jun. 4-17: PATH Camp: Allied Health
Jun. 4-10: PATH Camp: Behavioral Health

May 2017

May 28-Jun. 3: PATH Camp: Allied Health
May 22-26: STEM Careers Exploration Week
May 22-26: PATH Academy: Allied Health

April 2017

Apr. 28-30: AHEC at Alaska School Nurses Conference
Apr. 26: AHEC at Alaska Primary Care Association Conference
Apr. 24-28: PATH Academy: Allied Health
Apr. 22 OR 29: College of Health Dress for Success
Apr. 19: HPV Webinar--Oral Health
Apr. 15: AHEC at Anchorage's Promise & Kids Day
Apr. 6: HPV Webinar--Primary Care and Oral Health
Apr. 1: Alaska PreMed Summit

March 2017

Mar. 30: HPV Webinar
Mar. 28-May 30: Spring GEC Series
Mar. 23-25: Alaska HOSA Conference
Mar. 3: Grand Rounds Event: Innovations in Diabetes Treatment


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