In our 25th year, GSAHEC would like to celebrate its history of promoting community health through partnerships and education. The AHEC program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. As the AHEC system has grown, it is ever changing to meet the needs of the communities it serves; however, one thing has never changed—the focus on medically underserved populations.
Throughout the years, GSAHEC has partnered with many organizations to inspire youth to commit to a health career, provide continuing education for providers working with those most in need, and coordinate clinical training opportunities for health professions students with the goal of firming up their commitment to work with medically underserved populations. We have also worked on many community health projects, including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease prevention, cancer awareness, opioid education, health literacy, community health worker training, language access programs, and tobacco cessation and training programs.
The latter programs are stronger than ever and we are so proud to be a part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program. We are also proud to carry on the history of providing medical interpreting training, occupational/ medical Spanish and cultural competency training.
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