AHEC - North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program

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North Carolina Health Careers Access Program

an interinstitutional program of the University of North Carolina

Since 1990, the NC AHEC Program and the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP) have collaborated on several projects to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities in the health professions. The NC-HCAP is an inter-campus program of the UNC system established as a consortium of educational institutions and community health service agencies. The mission of the NC Health Careers Access Program is:

To increase the number of individuals from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with an emphasis on under-represented minorities (i.e., African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians/Pacific Islanders of the Vietnam War Era), who are trained, educated, and employed in the health professions.

NC-HCAP does this by:

Programs Offered

Health Careers Centers coordinate campus-based activities to identify, recruit, and motivate underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students for health training and professional health programs. The Health Careers Centers also strengthen the academic and basic skills backgrounds of these students, and identify financial aid resources, and provide advocacy service for admission to graduate and health professions schools. Health Careers Centers are located at the following institutions:

For more information on these and other NC-HCAP programs, contact:

North Carolina Health Careers Access Program
301 Pittsboro Street, Suite 351, CB# 8010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8010

Phone: (919) 966-2264
FAX: (919) 966-6109
Email: nchcap@unc.edu