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.


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.



Link to rural health stories from across Maryland

June 6, 2019
The Community Health Resources Commission and Maryland Rural Health Association have collaborated to highlight programs in rural communities. Click HERE (https://www.mdruralhealth.org/current-videos/) to see the latest rural health stories.
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GGEAR Conference held June 7 at Meritus

April 25, 2019
AHEC West took the lead in coordinating a GGEAR Conference Friday, June 7, 2019 at Meritus Health in Hagerstown. “Ending Victimization of Older Adults: Strategies and Tools for Prevention, Recognition, and Effective Intervention” provided
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AHEC West earns Silver Award from Healthiest Maryland Businesses

October 18, 2018
Amanda Heavener, chair of the Employee Enhancement and Wellness Committee at AHEC West, recently attended the 9th Annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium, which this year focused on Mental Health in the Workplace. As part of the
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