HEALTH-UC is the AHEC Center for the Area Health Education Center Program of the University of Cincinnati representing Region VI of the Ohio Statewide AHEC Program. The primary service area is comprised of Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren counties. The AHEC Program is a multi-disciplinary project that seeks to improve the availability of healthcare professionals and improve access to quality health care in Ohio. This mission is addressed through educational interventions, academic and community partnerships, sharing resources of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and collaboration with other health-related agencies and institutions.
The AHEC Program has five core program areas:
CLINICAL TRAINING - this program facilitates ambulatory clinical training
in community settings, including those in urban and rural underserved locations.
Students benefit from quality educational opportunities in a variety of practice
styles and geographic locations. The community preceptors benefit from increased
contact with faculty and students, professional stimulation, and improved awareness
of the resources of the Medical Center. Patients also benefit by receiving care
from providers that actively participate in educational activities.
CONTINUING EDUCATION - the goal of this program is to provide/facilitate
quality continuing education for practicing health professionals. The availability
of convenient, accredited continuing education is important to the support of
existing practitioners, the recruitment and retention of new health professionals,
and improved patient care.
HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS - this programming
is offered in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health and/or other agencies
and organizations. There are three primary objectives: 1) to improve the ability
of healthcare practitioners to educate their patients about their conditions;
2) to provide education directly to rural program participants in a variety of
age groups; and 3) to facilitate access to health information for members of
the general public.
HEALTH LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER - the Health Learning Resource Center
Program (HLRC) has the primary function to support the pre-serv ice, inservice,
and continuing education needs of institutions and health care professionals
in the region through the sharing of health science information and materials.
A secondary function of the HLRC program is to facilitate public access to current
STUDENT RECRUITMENT - the Health Careers Information Center Program
(HCIC) is designed to increase interest in the health professions and the opportunities
in the healthcare field. The HCIC makes available speakers, web based information,
printed materials, and A/V programs to promote and support initiatives to increase
health profession training by traditional and nontraditional students.