Northeast Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NEWAHEC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization whose goal is to improve access to health care by improving the number, distribution and diversity of health care providers in 11 counties in northeast Wisconsin.

Our History

Realizing a need to address the shortage of primary care physicians and the inadequate distribution of health professionals, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education recommended the establishment of Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in 1970. These centers were to be linked with university health science centers in an effort to improve access to health care in rural and inner city areas. As a result, the national AHEC program was established in 1972, with the purpose of improving the supply, distribution, retention, and quality of health professionals available to provide primary care services in medically underserved areas.

How We’re Funded

Most of our funding comes from Prevention Grants and Federal and State AHEC funding. Without the subsidy of the Prevention Grants we would be limited in the reach NEWAHE could have. We recognize in order to sustain and grow the work achieved through NEWAHEC additional dollars will be needed. Your support and financial assistance is needed.

As a non-profit organization, we are required to make our audits available to the public. If you are interested in seeing our audit, please contact our office for a copy.