CONNECTING STUDENTS TO CAREERS, PROFESSIONALS TO COMMUNITIES, and COMMUNITIES TO BETTER HEALTH
Welcome to sriAHEC! Housed within the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island, the Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center aims to develop high quality, culturally competent healthcare workers by recruiting and supporting students as they progress through their academic careers. In collaborating with community partners, sriAHEC addresses health care disparities in Rhode Island, especially its southern regions.
Core programs of sriAHEC include:
The Pathways program provides academic and social support to highly qualified, motivated, historically underrepresented students, particularly from communities of color.
Interprofessional Education ( IPE ) offers opportunities to learn in interdisciplinary teams through simulation and team-building workshops.
Internships in community health settings advance student progress in their academic careers while addressing health disparities in Rhode Island communities.
Our Mentoring program pairs Pathways scholars with professional nurses.