There are over 235 AHECs in 49 states. An AHEC is a network of
regional "centers" that are coordinated through a central "program"
office. Each regional center is locally grown and is designed to assess
and meet the needs of citizens in that specific region.
can improve the quality of health care, especially primary and
preventative care. Our goals are to improve the distribution, diversity
and quality of the health professions workforce. Area Health Education
Centers help fill the workforce needs in our underserved communities by
recruiting students from those communities into health professions
training programs close to home.
AHECs have been in existence nationally for over 30 years. Our
Indiana AHEC Program Office is housed at the IU School of Medicine
because of federal funding requirements to be housed in a school of
allopathic or osteopathic.
There are 8 regional AHECs across the state of Indiana to ensure
comprehensive and effective statewide support to medically underserved
communities. AHEC has been in Indiana since 2001 with MICI- AHEC
established in 2006.
MICI – AHEC serves nine counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.