Maine AHEC

The Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network enhances the quality of and access to health care among underserved populations.

We provide rural, interprofessional, community-based clinical training experiences for health professions students, encourage Maine youth and mid-career professionals to pursue health careers, support practicing health professionals with continuing education, and promote population and public health approaches to addressing current and emerging health issues.

The Maine AHEC Network is based on Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) AHEC core topics:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transportation
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Emerging Topics (opioid use disorder, obesity, etc.)

The Maine AHEC Network is supported by funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), UNE, the Office of Minority Health, and the Finance Authority of Maine.

Working With Students

High School and College Students

The Maine AHEC Network develops and implements health career programs for high school and college students from rural and underserved areas. These pipeline programs inform about health careers, what is needed to enter a health career training program, and develop strategies to ensure participants' success.

Middle School and High School Students

Every year more than 1,000 high school and middle school students engage in AHEC sponsored job shadows, summer camps, career fairs, and other pipeline activities.


If you’re interested in learning more email Jennifer Gunderman at

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