About Us


Areas served by AHEC

The federal Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program was established in 1973 as a way to encourage medical schools to increase the number of students and residents trained in rural communities. The AHEC Program is housed in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Connecticut AHEC Program was established in 1995 by Connecticut General Assembly and received initial federal funding in 1997. The program is based at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington and implemented by regional AHECs with offices in Waterbury, Hartford, Bridgeport and Willimantic & Norwich.

At Eastern AHEC, Inc., our goal is to ensure our actions align with our mission: recruit, train, and retain health professionals from diverse backgrounds to serve marginalized communities in Connecticut in order to attain the highest level of health and wellbeing.

Eastern AHEC, Inc. was established on February 29, 1996 and recently celebrated our 20th Anniversary.


Connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.


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