Our Mission:

To enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals through community and academic educational partnerships.

Northwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Center:

NWCTAHEC is home to two AmeriCorps programs: The CT AHEC AmeriCorps Program and the Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps.

Programs sustained through these groups include Youth Health Service Corps, Collegiate Health Service Corps, and Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification.

AHEC Network:

The AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. The AHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs. The strength of the AHEC Network is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to help address local and regional healthcare issues. Today, 54 AHEC programs with more than 200 centers operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia. Approximately 120 medical schools and 600 nursing and allied health schools work collaboratively with AHECs to improve health for underserved and under-represented.

  • For more information on the Connecticut AHEC Program, please click here.
  • For more information on the National AHEC Organization, please click here.


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