The mission of the Pennsylvania AHEC program is to help communities meet their primary health care needs by creating a statewide infrastructure bridging community and academic resources in order to:
- Facilitate the recruitment and retention of primary care providers in underserved communities through educational and training programs.
- Develop an information and communication network to provide consultation, technical assistance, education and other professional support for community-based primary care practitioners.
- Increase the number of individuals from minority and underserved communities and populations who enter primary care and allied health professions.
- Evaluate and assess the public health needs of communities within and among the regions and provide innovative, multi-disciplinary responses to those needs.
Lynne Williams, MD PhD
The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the overall planning, implementation and management of the organization. The Executive Director exercises general supervision over all operations, business affairs and employees of the Corporation, and insures that the policies and programs adopted or approved by the Board are fulfilled through its daily and long-term operations.
Coordinator Summer Health Career Academy
Kristy is responsible for the overall fiscal, office management and clerical practices within the organization. Her duties include human resource management and oversight of the fiscal and financial processes related to federal, state and local funding.
Mike Bowersox, LPC
Mike oversees and runs the Connections4Health project, which bridges academic and community resources to meet the needs of people living in (often) underserved communities. The C4H Director focuses on developing relationships with local universities, free and low-cost clinics, and public libraries, as well as supervising students during their fellowship and pursuing funding avenues for project sustainability.
Beaver County website
Fayette County website
Greene County website
The Pennsylvania AHEC system began in 1994 and encompasses 7 regional AHEC centers statewide. The PA AHEC System is an integrated system that coordinates a statewide medical education and training network dedicated to improving the distribution and quality of Pennsylvania’s health professions workforce. The PA AHEC system is affiliated with a larger network of AHECs, the National AHEC Organization.
Pennsylvania AHEC websites