The federal Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program was established in 1973 as a way to encourage medical schools to increase the number of students and residents trained in rural communities. The AHEC Program is housed in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Connecticut AHEC Program was established in 1995 by the Connecticut General Assembly and received initial federal funding in 1997. The program is based at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington and implemented by regional AHECs with offices in Waterbury, Hartford, Bridgeport, Willimantic & Norwich.
Meet Our Team
We are a team dedicated to enriching our local communities, and we are proud to spend our days serving and honoring the Eastern Connecticut region and its people, our neighbors.
Board of Directors
Stephen Smith, President
Physician, Community Health Center, Inc.
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine,
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Laurie Herring, Vice-President
Chief Operations and Quality Officer
The Arc New London County
Matthew Pearson, Secretary
Tribal Councilor Secretary
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council 2
Robert Guertin, Treasurer
New London Harbour Towers
Mashantucket Tribal Nation
Mary Bylone, Board Member