Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

AHEC is a federal program that operates in all states of North America. It was developed for the purpose of providing education and training in healthcare professions, to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare personnel, and to help aid in the demand for and quality of healthcare professions. Each state is divided into regions and individual Area Health Education Centers operate within those regions. Each Center has programs that are unique to the communities they serve, but all AHECs have basic universal services. Examples of these services are health careers opportunity programs for youths, health professional recruitment, and the training of health professional students for medically under-served areas. Area Health Education Centers are a valuable asset to the communities in which they serve and aid in the accessibility and quality of healthcare throughout America.

North Carolina AHEC

North Carolina AHECs In Your Area

Other Regional AHECs In North Carolina

North Carolina AHEC

NC-AHEC history started with federal funding in 1972. It is administered by the University of North Carolina ‚ Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The program’s primary goal is to help meet healthcare needs of the state by constantly working to improve the availability and quality of healthcare professionals for NC citizens. It provides many other services, some of which are health profession education and training, recruitment of minorities into healthcare fields, and youth health careers programs. In 1974 AHEC became a statewide program with nine regional centers. To learn more about AHEC and its youth programs in your area contact:

CB #7165
145 N. Medical Drive
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7165
Phone: 919-966-2461

North Carolina AHECs In Your Area

Greensboro AHEC
Moses H. Cone Health System
1200 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham,
Guilford, Montgomery, Orange,
Randolph, Rockingham

Northwest AHEC
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin

Other Regional AHECs In North Carolina

PO Box Drawer 7368
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0368

Counties: Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northhampton, Wilson

Charlotte AHEC
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861

Counties: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanley,

Eastern AHEC
PO Box 7224
Greenville, NC 27835-7224

Counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenior, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne

Mountain AHEC
121 Henderson Road
Asheville, NC 28803-2868

Counties: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania,Yancey

South East AHEC
PO Box 9025
Wilmington, NC 28402-9025

Counties: Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender

Southern Regional AHEC
1601 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Counties: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland

3261 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 212
Raleigh, NC 27604-1657

Counties: Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Lee, Person, Vance,Wake,Warren

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