AHEC Program Objectives
Introduce health profession careers and/or academic enhancement to students in grades 9-12 with an emphasis on high schools from a minority population or underserved area.
Provide health professions students and residents with clinical experiences in community-based settings, with an emphasis on rural and underserved settings.
Promote the optimal use of the healthcare workforce and improve quality of care delivered through inter-professional collaboration.
Strengthen the existing healthcare workforce in rural and underserved areas and support the retention of community-based health professionals.