Letter from Director

Barry Kenfield

Welcome to the Western Montana Area Health Education Center (WMT-AHEC) web site. At  WMT-AHEC we endeavor to make quality health science education and healthcare services accessible to all of Montana.

The rural nature of Montana presents a challenge for all five Area Health Education Centers in Montana with offices in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Miles City and Missoula. Currently, 53 of the 56 Montana counties are federally designated as medically underserved areas.  The Montana Area Health Education Centers exist to provide services to these underserved counties.

Dramatic changes in healthcare make our work both challenging and exciting.  Despite these changes, ongoing collaboration with local and state agencies, healthcare facilities, and the Montana University System enables WMT-AHEC to provide exceptional programs to the 7-county western region of Montana and beyond.

Please navigate our website and read more about WMT-AHEC programs.  We encourage students, teachers, and health professionals to contact our staff or visit our office located in the Skaggs Building, on The University of Montana campus.      

Sincerely,

Barry Kenfield

WMT-AHEC Director