Southwestern AHEC Connecticut
We strive to open doors to better health in underserved communities through education, outreach, and career opportunities.
Southwestern AHEC makes a difference for those in need
Advancing the quality & access to healthcare.
The AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) program was developed by Congress in 1971. The goal of this federally funded program is to improve health care access through the training, recruitment, and retention of diverse health professionals who are committed to helping underserved populations. By applying academic medicine resources, the AHEC program aims to contribute to addressing local community health needs.
“By improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals via strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations.”