Big Bend Area Health Education Center (BBAHEC) connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. We inspire, train, recruit, and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest.
Our coverage area
Who we are
Big Bend Area Health Education Center est.1995, Inc. (Big Bend AHEC) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors who are local health care professionals, educators, and community leaders who represent the health needs of the communities we serve. BBAHEC is part of a larger statewide network called the Florida AHEC Network. It includes five AHEC Programs at each of the state’s five medical schools and 10 centers covering all 67 counties of the state. We are also an active member of the National AHEC Organization, which supports 56 AHEC programs with more than 235 centers that operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia.
The Florida AHEC Network
To create community and academic partnerships to improve the health of rural and medically underserved communities.