About Maine Area Health Education Center

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:

  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Connecting Communities and Supporting Health Professionals
  • Virtual Learning and Telehealth
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues
    • COVID-19
    • Substance Use/Opioid Use Disorders
    • Health Equity
    • Recruitment and Retention
    • Health Misinformation
    • Leadership
    • The Impact on Health of Climate Change

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 Finance Authority of Maine, and other grants, donations, and sources.

Maine AHEC Network Centers

Western Regional Center

  • Maine Health (Franklin County, Somerset County, Oxford County)

Northern Regional Center

  • Northern Light Eastern Maine Center (Penobscot County, Aroostook County, Piscataquis County)

Eastern Regional Center

  • Health Acadia (Hancock County, Washington County, Waldo County, Knox County)

ME AHEC Network Program Office

  • University of New England (Cumberland County)

Contact

If you’re interested in learning more email Jennifer Gunderman at jgundermanking@une.edu.