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AHEC, What Does That Mean?

The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program is a collaborative effort with the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville Health Science Center and eight regional centers to positively affect the distribution of health professionals throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The eight regional centers, or AHECs, are strategically located throughout the state. In short, AHEC works to support, train, recruit and retain the best health professionals in Kentucky.

AHEC 2023 Holiday closing schedule


UK, U of L, Regional AHEC Offices

Holiday Closing Schedule



University of Kentucky/Lexington             December 25, 2023 – January 1, 2024

University of Louisville/Louisville              December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024


Regional AHEC Offices

Southeast AHEC/Hazard                           December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024

    • Student Inquiries:        Kathy Sampsell (606) 216-3696
    • All other Inquiries:       Mike Gayheart (606) 233-2898

Northeast AHEC/Morehead                       December 25, 2023 and January 1, 2024

Southern AHEC/Mt. Vernon                      December 25, 2023 – January 1, 2024

North Central AHEC/Florence                   December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024


South Central AHEC/Bowling Green       December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Purchase AHEC/Murray                             December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Northwest AHEC/Louisville                        December 22 and 25, 2023; January 1, 2024

West AHEC/Madisonville                           December 25, 2023 and January 1, 2024


Summer Camps

To learn more about Health Researchers Youth Academy or the Summer Enrichment Program please click HERE.

For more specific information, please contact Holly Elkins, 859-323-1378

Mobile Patient Simulator

Click HERE to learn more about how UK AHEC's Mobile Patient Simulator promotes health career professions to middle school, high school and college-age students by providing opportunities for participants to interact with “life-like” medical simulators.

National AHEC Organization

Click HERE to learn more about the National AHEC Organization on their website.

Why Does Area Health Education Matter?

Each AHEC is directed by an Advisory Board composed of community leaders and health care practitioners from each region. The AHECs are staffed by a Center Director and support staff that work with their communities to accomplish these goals:

  • Provide resident and student educational rotations away from the university medical centers
  • Emphasize, promote and support primary care
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of needed health professionals
  • Maintain library/learning resource centers and networks that serve students, preceptors and practicing health care professional in the areas
  • Provide health education to communities through health awareness and health promotion programs
  • Develop health careers awareness programs for youth, especially minority and disadvantaged students, and recruit participants for health professions preparation workshops
  • Provide continuing education programs at the local and regional level

University of Kentucky AHEC Affiliated Websites

University of Louisville AHEC Affiliated Websites