The Southeast SD Area Health Education Center, is a non-profit organization, primarily serving a 24-county area in southeastern South Dakota: Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Tripp, Turner, Union, and Yankton counties.

SESD AHEC works with partners to create a sustainable healthcare workforce in our rural South Dakota service area. Some SESD AHEC’s activities include illustrating healthcare career opportunities to young people, offering continuing education opportunities for professionals, and developing venues for interprofessional education for post-secondary students in rural communities.

The mission at SESD AHEC is to “connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.