Maryland Area Health Education Center West, also known as "AHEC West," is a rural, community-based organization serving Appalachian counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. To fulfill our mission to improve access to and promote quality in health care through educational and other partnerships, we collaborate with local, state, federal, and private organizations working toward mutual goals of a fair national distribution of health professionals and the elimination of health disparities due to rurality, poverty, race, and culture.


AHEC West In The News: Navigators ready for Open Enrollment

CUMBERLAND, MD - The Western Maryland Health Insurance Connector team is coming together at AHEC West, with a veteran enrollment assister taking the reins of the program that will bring free, local year-round enrollment assistance to residents of Maryland's three western counties.
David Stewart was brought on board in July after AHEC West was chosen by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to become the official health insurance Connector Entity in the Far Western Region of Maryland. As the Connector Entity, AHEC West will provide assistance to people in the region who have questions about or want to shop for and enroll in health insurance through Maryland Health Connection, which serves as the Maryland health insurance marketplace for the Affordable Care Act.
Open enrollment begins Nov. 1. [READ MORE]

Nursing Caucus meeting Oct. 25

The Nursing Caucus will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Gehauf’s Restaurant for a Dutch Treat dinner meeting. The bulk of the meeting will be discussion regarding an upcoming Nurses Conference - we welcome new people and any ideas or suggestions to assist in planning. RSVP to jbooth@ahecwest.org
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