Maryland Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
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.
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.
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).
January 5, 2019
The President's Message
Author: Mary T. Phelan
It’s a delicate activity that many young health care professionals feel they don’t do well: talking to patients and their families about the important topic of advance care planning. Leah Millstein, MD, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine, once felt that way.
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