Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

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AHEC’s mission is

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

NM AHEC Goals include:

  • Increase the ethnic diversity of healthcare professionals in New Mexico
  • Encourage professional practice in underserved communities
  • Encourage students to explore careers in healthcare and provide them with health career information
  • Provide support for health professions students to gain clinical and life experiences in rural New Mexico
  • Provide continuing education to health professions residents and practitioners in order to improve the quality of healthcare services to New Mexicans