The AHEC mission is to enhance access to high-quality health care through partnerships to ultimately improve the distribution, diversity, and supply of health professionals, and to facilitate educational opportunities for health professionals and the community.
- Facilitate the recruitment and retention of primary care providers in underserved communities through educational and training programs.
- Develop an information and communication network to provide consultation, technical assistance, education and other professional support for community-based primary care practitioners.
- Increase the number of individuals from minority and underserved communities and populations who enter primary care and allied health professions.
- Evaluate and assess the public health needs of communities within and among the regions and provide innovative, multi-disciplinary responses to those needs.
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