About Miami-Dade AHEC
Miami-Dade AHEC is your local Area Health Education Center. We are a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. That means we are not a government agency and we are not part of Miami-Dade County. We are funded by the generous support and contributions from individuals, Private organizations and corporations, combined with limited state and federal government funding.
AHECs were originally established by Congress in 1971 under President Carter through a large federal grant. The goal of AHECs was to bring the resources of academic medicine to address the needs of underserved communities. AHECs were designed to recruit, train and retain healthcare professionals committed to serving these underserved populations.
Miami-Dade AHEC was legally chartered as a non-profit entity in Florida in 1987. The strength of our agency is its ability to creatively adapt national and state health initiatives to help address local healthcare issues.
Our programs & services MUST:
- Stay true to our mission
- Leverage community partnerships
- Engage in workforce development
We connect Students to careers, Professionals to communities, & Communities to better health!