Director's Message

Innovations in the Education of Health Professionals

by Thomas J. Bacon and Warren P. Newton

Reprinted with permission from the January/February 2014 North Carolina Medical Journal

Dramatic and unprecedented changes in health care have altered the health care landscape and have significant implications for health professions education...(more)


News Briefs

Greensboro Nurse Returns to Work Via AHEC

UNC SOM, Asheville Campus To Host 2015 International Conference

Alleghany Memorial Hospital Receives AHEC Help for ACA Enrollment

Online Clinical Tool Showcased in Charlotte

Developer of Transtheoretical Change Featured at 2014 Clinical Update and Psychopharmacology Review

SEAHEC and Regional Health Departments Offer ACA Information Sessions

Staff News + Awards

Four AHEC Doctors Selected For 2014 Best Doctors in America List

Staff Updates


North Carolina AHEC Program
spring 2014 newsletter

National AHEC Conference to Return to North Carolina After 38 Years
Thirty-eight years ago, North Carolina hosted the third national conference of the newly formed Area Health Education Centers program. On April 25-27, 1975, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, participants from across the country gathered to talk about the “decentralization and regionalization of health professional education and training" On July 7-11, 2014, North Carolina will once again welcome the National AHEC Conference, this time in Charlotte...(more)

Nesbitt Leaves Behind an AHEC Legacy in Asheville
NC Senator Martin Nesbitt, a longtime Buncombe County legislator respected regardless of political party, died March 6, 2014. He was 67. An advocate for the Mountain Area Health Education Center and a leader on health issues in western North Carolina and across the state, Nesbitt earned a reputation as a champion for the common man...(more)

John Payne Fellows Train to Improve Health Care in North Carolina
Each year, the NC AHEC Program awards two John Payne Fellowships to enable non-medical faculty to further their professional interests and explore innovative educational efforts. The 2014 Fellows are Ruby Brown-Herring, Wake AHEC, and R. Evan Richardson, Mountain AHEC...(more)

Innovation in Rural Family Medicine Training: The Mountain Area Health Education Center’s Rural-Track Residency Program
The Mountain Area Health Education Center established the Hendersonville Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994 as a rural-track training program to address the growing shortage of primary care physicians in rural North Carolina...(more)