The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) Program


NC AHEC provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train, and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina


We envision a state where everyone in North Carolina is healthy and supported by an appropriate and well-trained health workforce that reflects the communities it serves.

Diversity Statement

At NC AHEC, we are committed to including diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. Doing so is essential for us to succeed in increasing health equity through our work to recruit, train, and retain a health workforce that reflects all communities we serve.



We deliver quality activities and services that our customers and partners value.


We promote equity and inclusivity.


We act with fairness, transparency, and the highest level of ethics.


We value partnerships and support interprofessional approaches.


We continuously innovate and improve our work.