West River Area Health Education Center

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Get Involved with the West River AHEC!

The West River AHEC relies on partners, volunteers, and donors to bring our engaging programs to western South Dakota. If you're interested in being part of our work, check out some ways you can be involved below. 
  • Donate Today! All donations to West River AHEC are tax-deductible. If you have questions about your gift or how to give, we are happy to help. Visit our contact page or call us at (605) 718-4077. Your gift helps us meet our mission to connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health by funding:
    • Health Professions Program Scholarships
    • K-12 Healthcare Career Outreach
    • AHEC Scholars Program
    • & Community Health Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Group Speaker
    • Student Outreach Volunteer
    • General Volunteer
    • Shadowing Experiences
    • Complete the Volunteer Form if you are interested in volunteering with us.
  • Partner with us! If you have a program, event, or organization you think the West River AHEC could be a collaborative partner with, please reach out. We are always excited to foster new connections and opportunities with our communitites.
Your donations during SD Day of Giving 2020 helped us provide scholarships to five graduating high school seniors from the WRAHEC service area. Congratulations to the scholarship awardees who are pursuing health profession programs in western SD! Thank you to our donors who helped support these scholarships.

Haven DietzHaven Deitz

 A recent graduate of Stevens High School who is pursuing Psychology at Black Hills State University. 

Shaley Dirk

A recent graduate of Newell High School who is pursuing Licensed Practical Nursing at Western Dakota Technical College.

Jasmine Hiatt

A recent graduate of Philip High School who is pursuing EMT/Paramedic Studies at Western Dakota Technical College.

Cadence Hyatt

A recent graduate of Edgemont High School who is pursuing a Pre-Professional Health Science degree at South Dakota Mines.

Shania Larive
Shania Larive

A recent graduate of Sturgis Brown High School who is pursuing pre-nursing at Black Hills State University.