​​​​​​Northwest Wisconsin AHEC collaborates with many of the regions leading workforce development agencies, K-12 and post secondary academic institutions, public health departments, healthcare providers and non-profit agencies. These partnerships provide opportunities for students to explore their passion and curiosity for the healthcare industry, connecting trained professionals with employers, along with supporting professional development opportunities for our existing workforce. 

NWAHEC has either partnered, administered, or provided financial support for the following programs or services: 

Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition

NWAHEC's team of WITC New Richmond nursing students win the 2018-19 Case Competition

This annual event hosted by Wisconsin AHEC invites students from any Wisconsin college/university to compete in a healthcare case competition, and prove you’ve got the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking for in up-and-coming health professionals. Teams will have 2 months to work together on a case study and submit their entry prior to the competition. Each team will conduct an analysis of interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client. At the end of the process, your team will present your findings to a panel of judges representing various disciplines in the community of Wisconsin’s healthcare professionals. Recruitment for teams begins in September/October, while the event activities are conducted in the fall. The state competition is held in January each year. 

The Pulse: The Heartbeat to Your Future 

NWAHEC's The Pulse is for students that attend Hudson, New Richmond, River Falls, and St. Croix Central High Schools. Students will spend the week engaging in hands-on projects, field trips and tours to a variety of health care facilities and academic institutions. A large variety of health professionals speak to, and work with, the students to provide a realistic and educational understanding of many health careers. Click 
here for additional information about The Pulse. 

Wisconsin Express (State AHEC Signature program)– Coming in March and May, 2020

This is a week-long cultural immersion placement for health professions students from all majors nearing completion of their degree/certification. It is an intense study of health care in northwestern Wisconsin – to include living and working in the diverse communities and cultures.  https://ahec.wisc.edu/wisconsin-express.htm


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