The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is part of a state and nationwide network of programs working to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.

Working in partnership with community organizations, academic institutions, health providers and government agencies, NEI-AHEC promotes health career opportunities to students and underrepresented minorities, encourages students and health professionals to work in areas with limited health care providers and enhances the knowledge and skills of a diverse workforce of health professionals throughout northeast Indiana.   

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NEI-AHEC CountiesThe center has helped to launch a new chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) on Ball State's campus. The NEI-AHEC is hosted by Ball State’s Building Better Communities and serves a 17-county region: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley. 

The National AHEC Organization was recently awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a 2015-16 project to provide education to health professionals regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The award supports the hiring of a national leadership team, evaluation staff and 10 HPV Regional Coordinators to coordinate activities in each region, assess the environment, work with states and build partnerships. Selected AHEC state entities (i.e., Northeast Indiana AHEC) will work to increase awareness as well as train health professionals about the HPV vaccine.


Questions?  Call us at (765) 285-5681 or send an email to

Cathy WhaleyCathy D. Whaley, MS, MCHES Director 

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2000 West University Avenue
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