The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, through the Academic Health Center and the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine, is requested to apply for a federal Area Health Education Center Program grant. If awarded a grant, the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine, in cooperation with public or private, nonprofit area health education centers, is requested to plan, develop, and operate area health education center programs. The University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine is requested to develop cooperative arrangements with two area health education centers in year two of the grant, and develop cooperative arrangements with an additional two centers in year three of the grant.
Each program must:
(1) provide preceptorship educational experiences for health science students;
(2) maintain community-based primary care residency programs or be affiliated with such programs;
(3) maintain continuing education programs for health professionals or coordinate its activities with such programs;
(4) maintain learning resources and dissemination systems;
(5) have agreements with community-based organizations for educating and training health professionals;
(6) train health professionals, including nurses and allied health professionals; and
(7) carry out recruitment and health career awareness programs among minority and other students in medically underserved areas of the state.