'Canes in the Community

Covering the Village West

Mark Daniels’ first trip into the South Florida neighborhood people warned him not to visit was to a home in such disrepair that city officials threatened…

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The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is an extensive, statewide system for health professional education and support founded upon 10 regional Area Health Education Centers. Each center is supported by an AHEC program at one of the state’s medical schools. This organizational structure enables the AHECs to draw upon the resources of the academic health centers in addressing local health care issues. The Florida AHEC Network has, over this past decade, addressed the primary health care needs of Florida’s most vulnerable populations through a series of innovative strategies designed to:

  Extend Academic Health Resources
  Provide Information and Support for Community Providers
  Influence Health Professions Education
  Influence the Future Health Professional Work Force