What is Michigan AHEC?

The primary purpose of MI-AHEC is to help address the workforce shortage of health care professionals in Michigan. MI-AHEC works towards this mission via: 1) pipeline programming to support students' interest and preparation for health professional careers, particularly students from under represented and disadvantaged backgrounds; 2) support of community based training efforts; and 3) targeted efforts to recruit and retain health professionals in Michigan especially in medically underserved communities.

When was Michigan AHEC established?

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 Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 by Wayne State University and was funded through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

How is Michigan AHEC structured?

Through its network of five regional centers located throughout the state, Michigan AHEC helps address the health care needs of residents throughout Michigan. The five regional centers include the Mid-Central Regional Center, the Northern Lower Regional Center, the Southeast Regional Center, the Upper Peninsula Regional Center and the Western Regional Regional Community Consortium.