Mission and Goals

AHEC’S MISSION

Increase…

  • DIVERSITY
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • QUALITY

    of Health Care Providers

AHEC OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide EDUCATION (K-12 Pipeline)
    Educating students about opportunities available in health careers and attempting to increase minority students’ interest in these professions through enrichment activities
  2. Provide EXPERIENCES (Health Profession Students)
    Exposing students to the needs of the underserved and providing experiences working with these populations
  3. Provide SUPPORT (Practicing Professionals)
    Assisting with resources, access to technology and continuing education opportunities for practitioners working in rural or underserved areas.

AHEC OFFERS K-12 EDUCATION through…

  • Classroom Presentations
  • Health Fair Exhibits
  • Teaching Models and Resources
  • Fieldtrips and Shadowing Experiences
  • Summer Camps and Enrichment Programs for Students

AHEC OFFERS Health Profession Students EXPERIENCES by…

  • Establishing clinical rotation sites in underserved areas
  • Facilitating Cultural Awareness activities
  • Providing opportunities for service learning through volunteering and being role models for youth

AHEC OFFERS Practicing Professional SUPPORT by…

  • Promoting links and resources to current information on Best Practices
  • Promoting continuing education programs
  • Sponsoring attendance at conferences
  • Assisting preceptors of health profession students