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Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

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To educate and train a diverse group of highly competent and compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and research support facilities; and to provide healthy living environments to improve the lives of others.

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Heritage Community

The ACHE campus has become a center of development in the River Valley. Part of this development includes the Heritage Community. The Heritage Community is made up of the Village at Heritage, which features both residential and commercial spaces, and The Porches at Heritage, a collection of modern cottages. We look forward to all the exciting developments and growth coming to this community!

News & Events

Fort Smith teachers learn about nutrition

The sessions were a result of a collaboration between Brightwater, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Fort Smith schools to address nutrition issues and promote healthy lifestyles at an early age.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Receives HLC Accreditation

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith has received early initial accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

ACHE receives accreditation with Higher Learning Commission

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Tuesday (June 29) it had been granted Early Initial Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees.

ACHE Granted Accreditation by Higher Learning Commission

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) has been granted early initial accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Fort Smith institution announced Tuesday.

Fort Smith’s Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announces $32.3 million gift

A $32.3 million anonymous gift to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education will help promote a “game-changing” culture of health for the entire region, the institution announced Tuesday.

Big Plans for ACHE in Fort Smith

The Arkansas Colleges for Health Education in Fort Smith will use an anonymous gift of more than $32 million to work to make the state healthier.

How The Private Sector Can Help Address The Doctor Shortage

Some philanthropists and charitable organizations have already made tackling the doctor shortage a priority. Last year, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education partnered with the Degen Foundation to develop a new 48-slot residency program in the underserved Arkansas River Valley.

Governor to attend rehab hospital grand opening

Governor Asa Hutchinson will be among those attending the upcoming opening of a health facility in Chaffee Crossing. Mercy Fort Smith is partnering with Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare to build the rehabilitation hospital on land donated by the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE).

First class of doctors graduates from Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

The first class of doctors at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education moved their tassels to the left Saturday. ACHE Chief Executive Officer Kyle Parker said he’s proud of the program and its students.

Fort Smith’s ARCOM Gains Osteopathic Accreditation

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith has received accreditation for its Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Nondiscrimination Policy

ACHE will provide an educational and working environments that ensures equal opportunity for all students, faculty, administrators, and staff in recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, and employment retention. In accordance with federal and state law, the ACHE will prohibit unlawful discrimination based on any protected class, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, military and veteran’s status and any other characteristic protected under applicable ACHE policy, state or federal law/executive orders, regulations, and/or local ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ACHE will provide equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff.  Its  employment and educational policies comply with the requirements applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at ACHE shall, on the basis of any protected class status, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, or military and veteran’s status be subjected to discrimination.

All members of the ACHE community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal  opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current ACHE publications, including, but not limited to, the ACHE Policy Manual, ACHE Employee Handbook, ARCOM Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ACHE Faculty Handbook, ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Training Manual, and the handbooks of each ACHE program.

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Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-308-2243

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