The AHEC Mission

The mission of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.


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North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program

AHEC educational programs and information services are targeted toward:

  • Improving the distribution and retention of health care providers
  • Improving the diversity and cultural competence of the health care workforce
  • Enhancing the quality of care and improving health care outcomes
  • Addressing the health care needs of underserved communities and populations


Last modified: 12/08/16
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