AHEC Mission

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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