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
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.
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.