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 education and collaboration, we partner 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Established in 1976 to address inequity in healthcare diversity and distribution and to improve healthcare disparities in underserved rural Western Maryland communities, AHEC West welcomes and accepts diversity in the broadest context.  We recognize, value, and learn from all people of varying cultural backgrounds regardless and inclusive of age, race, color, creed, physical/mental ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marriage status, veteran status, language, national origin, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, geographic region, or any other status protected by applicable law.


39 Baltimore Street, Suite 201
Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone and Fax

Phone: 301.777.9150
Fax: 301.777.2649
NOTE: This is NOT a HIPAA compliant fax. Sending protected health information to this number is a reportable breach.

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Support Healing Allegany, AHEC West’s program to help address the opioid crisis in Allegany County and restore hope for those suffering from addiction.


GGEAR webinar/seminar on dementia to be held May 20

April 27, 2022
A GGEAR training conference/webinar on dementia and related issues will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 20. “Encourage. Empower. Engage: Supporting Older Adults Living With Dementia” will focus on the challenges of a Alzheimer’s diagnosis,
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Lyme Disease Webinar March 29

February 11, 2022
AHEC West is coordinating a webinar that addresses the challenges and difficulties associated with diagnosing Lyme Disease. The long-awaited program, which was delayed due to COVID-19, will be held via Zoom at noon on March 29. Conducted by
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Oct. 29 virtual training conference: TRANSFORMING THE CARE OF OLDER ADULTS

October 18, 2021
Oct. 29, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Virtual training conference: Challenges and Opportunities to Support Health and Overall Well-Being With CEUs for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Psychologists. TO REGISTER follow this link:
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