Margaret Perez Hattori-Uchima School of Health

Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center

Margaret Perez Hattori-Uchima School of Health

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Guam/ Micronesian Area Health Education Center (G/M AHEC)

What is an AHEC?

An area health education center, or AHEC, improves health care in underserved communities through increasing the number, diversity, and practice skills of the health workforce. The AHEC program works collaboratively with a network of partners in local communities, the region, and other resources.

How Does the Guam/Micronesia AHEC Work?

The program addresses the needs of its service area by:

  • Organizing learning activities for students to foster interest in the pursuit of health careers and prepare them for college.

  • Supporting nursing, public health, and allied health education programs in Guam, FSM, and RMI and implementing an AHEC Scholars Program.

  • Connecting health professions students to primary care clinical experiences in underserved areas.

  • Transforming health care practice through continuing education.

Guam/Micronesia AHEC Grant Program Office
UOG Margaret Perez Hattori-Uchima School of Health
UOG Station Mangilao, Guam 96923

Three AHEC Centers subawardees are :

Guåhan AHEC Guam Community College
One Sesame Street
Mangilao Guam 96913

College of Micronesia-FSM
P.O. Box 159 Kolonia, Pohnpei
Federated States of Micronesia 96941

Jitdam Kapeel AHEC
College of the Marshall Islands
Box 1258
Majuro, MH 96960

AHEC Information and Picures

SOH faculty and Nurse educators from the region
The UOG Margaret Perez Hattori-Uchima School of Health hosted a training for nurse educators from American Samoa Community College, the College of the Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas College, and Guam Community College in 2013. The training focused on program management, teaching/learning strategies, articulation of courses from an associate degree to bachelor degree program, and curriculum development.  Nurse educators from the University of Hawaii were on-hand to provide specific training in the use of simulation in teaching.  Funding for the training was provided by the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center through a grant from Department of Interior and Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS.