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.