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WSU Spokane Community Outreach

Health and Community Outreach

Child and Family Research Unit (formerly AHEC)

Part of the statewide WSU Extension network, the Child and Family Research Unit — formerly the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) — works with university and community partners to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research and education about the consequences of adverse childhood experiences and the resulting trauma. LEARN MORE.

Drug Information Center

The only such resources in Washington state, the Drug Information Center (DIC) serves health care professionals and the public by answering critical questions about medications. LEARN MORE.

Hearing and Speech Clinic

The Hearing and Speech Clinic offers screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation for a broad range of communication problems for people of all ages. LEARN MORE.

Native American Health Sciences Program

WSU Spokane actively recruits Native American students to health care fields through two programs — a student recruitment and retention program, and a two-week summer institute for Native American high school students. LEARN MORE.

Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning

The Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning cultivates the partnerships between community partners and students and faculty in Spokane and Yakima to support service-learning, collaboration, and community development, allowing for mutually-integrated campus-community partnerships. LEARN MORE

WSU Extension in Spokane County

WSU Extension has offices in 39 locations in Washington and collaborates with communities to offer accessible and learner-centered educational programs. LEARN MORE

K-12 Education Outreach

Health Science STEM Center

The WSU Health Science STEM Education Research Center is focused on increasing student awareness of, access to, and success in the health sciences professions. LEARN MORE.

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

MESA is co-sponsored by Eastern Washington University and provides African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students with an awareness of the many career opportunities in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. LEARN MORE.

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. WSU Spokane has a PLTW program. LEARN MORE.

Upward Bound

This is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low-income and at-risk high school students in Ferry and Stevens counties to gain the academic skills and motivation they need to be successful in school and life. LEARN MORE.

Business & Economic Development

University Center for Innovation

The Center at WSU Spokane works with university faculty, staff and students as well as individuals and businesses who have ideas they want to develop into businesses. LEARN MORE

Small Business Development Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center offices are a partnership between Washington State University, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other higher education institutions and nonprofit economic development organizations.