Founded in 1994, Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NEWAHEC) is a community-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization and part of the Wisconsin AHEC System.

NEWAHEC serves eleven counties in northeastern Wisconsin, is governed by a regional board of directors and has long-standing relationships with community partners in all of the counties it serves. NEWAHEC is funded through state and federal grants, and other grant and local funding.

Like all Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, NEWAHEC has developed a reputation for serving as a neutral convener, bringing community partners together to work on health initiatives that improve the health status of the community. The majority of NEWAHEC’s programming each year is delivered via community/academic partnerships through small grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Each year, NEWAHEC develops and manages 10-15 projects totaling approximately $90,000 with community and academic partners throughout its region.

Project opportunities for students at NEWAHEC in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties

  1. WI Retail Assessment Project  (July – September)   Assist coalition efforts in scanning the retail environment as part of a larger UW research project
  2. WI WINS – Help the local coalition review data and reduce sales of tobacco to minors. Includes outreach efforts to improve clerk training and use of witobaccocheck.org
  3. Tobacco School Policy – Help coalition assess each school district’s current tobacco policy, using the assessment tool. Activities include sharing results statewide; help coalition follow up with best practice language (on-going)