Sam YoungExecutive Director
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.
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.
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.
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