Welcome to Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center
Northwestern CT AHEC is one of four regional centers of the Connecticut AHEC Program and is located in Waterbury CT. The Connecticut AHEC Program was established in 1995 by the Connecticut General Assembly, and received its initial federal funding from Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 1997. NWCTAHEC, established in 1998, is a 501-C-3 non-profit agency.
Our Mission Statement
To enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.
Find out more about the Connecticut AHEC Program.
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. The AHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs. The strength of the AHEC Network is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to help address local and regional healthcare issues. Today, 54 AHEC programs with more than 200 centers operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia. Approximately 120 medical schools and 600 nursing and allied health schools work collaboratively with AHECs to improve health for underserved and under-represented.
To learn more about national AHECs go to:National AHEC Organization