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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 Central Maryland AHEC (formerly Baltimore Area Health Education Center) in 2003.

Map of Maryland showing AHEC centers


MAHEC News

Nina Mendez and Sydnie Taylor

UMB Summer Program Prepares the Next Generation of Health and Research Professionals

May 22, 2019
The Elm
Author: Allison Robinson

Summer Bioscience Internship Program targets Baltimore City high school students interested in health and research careers.

Dr. Richard Colgan

Central Maryland AHEC Expands Into Five Additional Counties

January 23, 2019

The Baltimore Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) has been renamed the Central Maryland Area Health Education Center (Central Maryland AHEC) and has expanded beyond Baltimore City and Baltimore County to five other Maryland counties. The Central Maryland AHEC is based out of UMSOM's Midtown campus. The state's two other centers serving underserved communities include AHEC West (Cumberland, MD) and the Eastern Shore AHEC (Cambridge, MD).

MAHEC News


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