To improve the distribution, diversity, and quality of health personnel in the health services delivery system by encouraging the regionalization of health professions schools. The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program assists schools in the planning, development and operation of AHEC centers to initiate education systems incentives to attract and retain health care personnel in scarcity areas. By linking the academic resources of the university health science center with local planning, educational and clinical resources, the AHEC programs and AHEC centers establish a network of community-based training sites to provide educational services to students, faculty and practitioners in underserved areas, and ultimately to improve the delivery of health care in the service area.
*This program is not included in the President's budget for FY2005. Potential applicants for funds should consider this announcement provisional until final Congressional action on appropriations is taken. Updated information on Congressional action on appropriations will be available on the HRSA website.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Basic/Core Area Health Education Centers
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue Suite 450, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879