The Arizona Center for Rural Health and UA Zuckerman College of Public Health Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) is a partnership with the Arizona Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the five regional AHECs.
Partnerships with Arizona’s AHECs serve as the platform for active learning and reflection on assuring health equity and eliminating health disparities. The overall goal of our program focuses on increasing the numbers of public health students who practice in rural and underserved communities in the state of Arizona. The core of our program is our offering of Service Learning courses. Our program also administers the AHEC Scholars Program, which is interwoven with the other RHPPs at the University of Health Sciences, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and with Arizona’s regional AHECs.
To learn more about the Rural Health Professions Program and current Service Learning offerings, visit the Center for Rural Health website.