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Maryland Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

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2017-2018 Annual Report Highlights

The Maryland Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is a community engagement and impact initiative supported by the University of Maryland School of Medicine with funding from Health Resources & Services Administration and Maryland Department of Health.

The mission of the MAHEC is to improve the health status of Marylanders through community educational partnerships that foster a commitment to enhancing healthcare access in the rural and urban underserved areas of the state.

MAHEC Centers

The MAHEC Program and its first center, AHEC West (formerly Western Maryland Area Health Education Center), were established in 1976. The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) was the second center established in 1995 and the third was the Baltimore Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) in 2002.

Map of Maryland showing AHEC centers


YouthWorks Imparts Lessons About Jobs, Workplace

Youth Works Story ImageJuly 25, 2018
UMB News

Kiana Carr and Sydnie Taylor are students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County pursuing biology degrees and careers in the medical field. Carr wants to be a pediatrician. Taylor is leaning heavily toward pediatric dentistry, but she’s not 100 percent sure.

Full story on UMB News

Students Begin High School Summer Bioscience Program at UMB

Students in Summer Bioscience Summer Program classJuly 2, 2018
The Elm

This summer, just like the previous nine, Baltimore City high school students who aspire to careers in research and health care will work with University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) scientists and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) clinicians in the Summer Bioscience Internship Program (SBIP). Full story on The Elm

Maryland's Rural Areas Don't Have Enough Doctors, Report Finds

March 2, 2018
Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s rural areas don’t have enough doctors, forcing residents to travel elsewhere for some medical treatment. Transportation is also a problem in rural areas, with many residents living far from towns and cities, making it hard for some people to get to the doctor. Full story on

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