Our mission: To support the recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse health professions workforce throughout Georgia.


Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Growing our own Health Professionals…

At Blue Ridge AHEC our goal is to connect students to health careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health by improving the quality, education, supply, distribution and retention of health care professionals. We partner with local communities and educators to recruit students into health careers, assist health care students in gaining a quality educational experience, and providing retention activities to current health care professionals.

Our Goals


RECRUIT: to educate community members about health career choices and recruit future health professionals.

TRAIN: to facilitate student community- based clinical training experiences.

RETAIN: to provide resources that assist and support health care professionals.