The goal of the Central AHEC Health Careers Exploration and Health Initiative is to educate present and future providers of health care and their communities. In order to fulfill this mission, the student-centered goals of our programs are to: improve knowledge of health careers, increase understanding of health disparities, promote personal development and growth, and support the completion of education and career goals.
Who We Are
Patricia Gonzalez, MS
Central CT Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Fernando Morales, MS
Latino Community Services, Inc.
Rebecca Santiago,RN, BSN
Center for Health Equity
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Myrna Millet Saez, MSW
Connecticut Children's Medical Center/ UCONN Health
Danielle Warren, MSW
Connecticut Children's Medical Center/ UCONN Health
Rev. Andre L. McGuire Esq.
Southwestern AHEC: Community Health Worker Certification Course.
"You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention"-Continuing Education Training Self-Study Guide
Medication Administration Certification for Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Providers.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
- CT AHEC FYI
- UCONN Center for Public Health and Health Policy Connecticut Area Health Education Center Network
- Health Careers in Connecticut (H.O.T. GUIDE)
- Soldier Support Program Online Mental Health Training Programs
- Intro to Health Information Literacy Resources for Teens- Webinar
- HPV Vaccination Resource Clearinghouse
CNA Pathways To College
We at Central AHEC are pleased to announce that we have been fully accredited as an official CNA training facility by the CT Department of Public Health. Cycle Two is set to begin April 24th. The class is limited to eight spaces, so please apply early! The application deadline is April 10th . This innovative program aims to create culturally competent caregivers who hope to make healthcare a career. The cost of the program is $300.00 . We invite anyone in the community to apply and be part of this awesome opportunity!
Apply Online Here for Cycle Two!
For further information or questions please contact:
Fernando Roldan, R.N.
860-231-6250 ext. 1304
*Note: Classes will be held Mon thru Friday 8:30 am till 4:00 pm for 3 to 4 weeks. Please Read Flyer Here
BE Inspired Videography and Photography Project:
Future Faces of Medicine.
Youth Health Service Corps Member: Ashley Dwyer
Central Area Health Education Center (Central AHEC) "BE Inspired" Videography Project's purpose is to express the impact of the YHSC Program. Central AHEC will encourage and highlight the YHSC students to be recognized as powerful agents of social change, community involvement, leadership and health career opportunities. The YHSC students will reflect on a real or imagined moment of conflict as inspiration of their personal and academic experiences. The project entails a combination of audio, still images and video narration of short personal stories.
2017 Migrant Farm Workers Clinic Program Application Now Open!
During this opportunity with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, participants shadow medical and dental students and obeserve health care providers attending to the medical needs of local migrant tobacco farmers. Students assist with field clinic set-up and breakdown, intake, general health assessments, and translation assistance. The sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the tobacco farms and workshops at our main offices on Mondays and Fridays – (June 19th – August 4th)
Applications for the Migrant Farm Worker Summer Medical Program 2017 are due on Friday May 19th. The cost for each week is $50 and the payment is due before or on June 2nd , this will reserve a slot for the applicant. An essay is required and attached in the application.
For further information click here to dowload the Migrant Farm Worker Summer Medical Program brochure or please contact:
Fernando Roldan, RN (Community & Health Program Coordinator) @ (860) 231-6250 ext. 1304, email address is email@example.com
History of AHEC
The National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO) was established in 1971 as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It was created to link the resources of university health science centers with local planning, educational and clinical entities in order to address the distribution of health care providers in medically underserved urban and rural areas.
In 48 states, there are now more than 350 Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) similar to Central AHEC. Each state has at least one AHEC Program Office which functions as a lead administrator. In Connecticut, the Program Office is housed within the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. It provides administrative leadership to three other Connecticut AHEC offices in addition to Central AHEC.
Eastern AHEC – Primary location is New London with an additional office in Willimantic, Northwestern AHEC is in Waterbury and Southwestern AHEC is located in Shelton. The core funding for Connecticut AHEC operations comes from HRSA and the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.
Information about the National AHEC Organization can be found at www.nationalahec.org. National AHEC is dedicated to connecting students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.