Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
The AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. AHEC centers operate under the administration of an accredited medical school.
Established in 1982, Garden AHEC is a hospital-hosted Area Health Education Center staffed and supported by Inspira Health. Garden AHEC is part of the Education Department at Inspira Health that provides innovative, quality educational services including classes, support groups, workshops, courses and professional journals to patients, health care providers, employees and the community. Garden AHEC serves Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties as one of three Area Health Education Centers in New Jersey and is affiliated with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
What does Garden AHEC do?
Garden AHEC addresses health care workforce needs by introducing students and adults to health care career opportunities, establishing community-based training sites for medical students and providing continuing education programs for local health care professionals.