Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Programs

Policy 1010.20

Policy Statement

The Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, in collaboration with many partners, improves access to quality healthcare through its focus on workforce development. This includes: pipeline programs in health careers awareness and exploration for youth in communities across the state; support for and engagement of health professions students at the University of Vermont and residents at The University of Vermont Medical Center; and recruitment and retention of the healthcare workforce in Vermont.

AHEC efforts focus on achieving a well-trained healthcare workforce so that all Vermonters have access to quality care, including those who live in Vermont's most rural areas and Vermont's underserved populations. In addition to workforce development, AHEC brings educational and quality improvement programming to Vermont's primary care practitioners and supports community health education across the state.

AHEC believes that success in healthcare innovation, transformation, and reform depends on an adequate supply and distribution of well-trained healthcare professionals.

Visit the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers website or contact AHEC directly for more information about the variety of ways that the Vermont AHEC Program supports students and residents.

Applicability of the Policy

All Medical Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Not Applicable

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

7.6 Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities


  • 7/16/2013 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 8/16/2016 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 2/16/2021 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

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