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: to deliver quality, meaningful services that positively impact our community. We strive to meet critical needs in the community with the utmost quality, provide excellent service, passionately deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare education and increase the diversity, quality, and distribution of future healthcare professionals. We continue to seek opportunities to better serve the community through passion and partnership.

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


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