About Florida AHEC Network

The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is an extensive, statewide system for health professional education and support founded upon 10 regional Area Health Education Centers. Each center is supported by an AHEC program at one of the state’s medical schools. This organizational structure enables the AHECs to draw upon the resources of the academic health centers in addressing local healthcare issues. The Florida AHEC Network has, over this past decade, addressed the primary healthcare needs of Florida’s most vulnerable populations through a series of innovative strategies designed to:

  • Extend academic health resources

  • Provide information and support for community providers
  • Influence health professions education
  • Influence the future health professional work force

Since July 2007, the Florida AHEC Network has received funding from the Florida Legislature as part of the constitutionally-mandated appropriation to the Florida Department of Health’s comprehensive anti-tobacco program. This funding has been used to develop and successfully implement a statewide program that reduces the use of tobacco by delivering effective, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in local communities, and training programs for healthcare professionals.

AS A RESULT, THE FL AHEC NETWORK HAS:

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provided tobacco training to nearly 170,000 current and future health professionals from multiple health disciplines.
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served over 220,000 in-person cessation group attendees in Florida’s 67 counties.

AHEC Centers by County

Hover over a county to see which AHEC it is covered by.

Florida State University AHEC Program Office
Andrée Aubrey, LCSW Program Director
Florida State University College of Medicine
1115 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
Telephone: 850-645-6439
Fax: 850-645-2859
WEBSITE

University of Miami AHEC Program Office
Asma Aftab, MD, MPH Program Director
University of Miami School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016700 (R-700)
Miami, Florida 33101
Telephone: 305-243-2847
Fax: 305-243-2888
REGIONAL AHEC Centers: MIAMI-DADE AHEC, FLORIDA KEYS AHEC
WEBSITE

Nova Southeastern University AHEC Program Office
Steven B. Zucker, DMD, MEd Program Director
Associate Dean for Community Affairs
Nova Southeastern University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328
Telephone: 954-262-1588
Fax: 954-262-3209
Regional AHEC Centers: CENTRAL FLORIDA AHEC, EVERGLADES AHEC

University of Florida AHEC Program Office
Barbara Richardson, PhD, RN Program Director
University of Florida AHEC Program
2046 NE Waldo Road, Suite 1215
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Telephone: 352-273-8530
Fax: 352-294-8260
Regional AHEC Centers: BIG BEND AHEC, NORTHEAST FLORIDA AHEC, SUWANNEE RIVER AHEC, WEST FLORIDA AHEC
WEBSITE

University of South Florida AHEC Program Office
LaToya S. Clark, MPH, CTTS, Tobacco Program Director
University of South Florida
Area Education Health Center (AHEC)
College of Medicine, MDC 76
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612-4799
Telephone: 813-974-7889
Fax: 813-974-3605
Regional AHEC Centers: GULFCOAST NORTH AHEC, GULFCOAST SOUTH AHEC
WEBSITE