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Chicago Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Receives Second Year Funding!

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
August 30, 2012

Chicago’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has received animportant green light to continue its work challenging healthdisparities by promoting diversity in the healthcare workforce. AHEC is acollaborative program of Health & Medicine Policy Research Groupand the University of Illinois, and is part of a national initiativethat promotes health careers and enhances the training of healthprofessionals. Chicago AHEC’s purpose is to meet primary care &public health needs in the Chicago area through health career promotion,community-based student education, professional education and supportand policy development. The program is designed to lead to jobs in thehealth professions along a continuum from entry level to professional.Funding was renewed by the Health Resources & ServicesAdministration (HRSA), allowing the program to continue until March,2013.

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