Transforming community health through education, employment and empowerment.
A program of Wayne State University hosted by Covenant Community Care

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ABOUT US

WHAT IS AHEC?

The primary purpose of the Area Health Education Center is to increase access to primary care health professionals throughout the state.  This will be accomplished by recruiting K-16 youth to healthcare careers, identify and coordinate rotations for healthcare students in clinics and retain clinical professionals in rural and urban medically under-served areas.

HOW IT BEGAN?

In 1971 Congress established the Area Health Education (AHEC) program to build a healthcare workforce.  A national network of Area Health Education Centers were developed to improve the supply, distribution, diversity and quality of the healthcare workforce and increase access to healthcare in medically under-served areas. 

MICHIGAN

Our state is composed of five regional centers: Upper Peninsula Regional Center, Northern Lower Regional Center, Mid-Central Regional Center, Southeast Regional Center and West Regional Center.

The Southeast Regional AHEC  office serves nine counties in southeast Michigan: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.

MEET OUR TEAM

  • Sam Young

    Executive Director

    Business Development
    Finance/Budget
    Government Relations

    syoung@covenantcommunitycare.org

  • (Vacant)

    Program Manager

    Coordinator
    Marketing & Publications
    Website Development