Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)


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


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