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.

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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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Virtual GGEAR “Making Peace with End of Life” Conference Coming October 4

September 12, 2023
AHEC West, in partnership with the Geriatrics & Gerontology Education & Research (GGEAR) Program and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (JH GWEP) are proud to present: Making
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GGEAR conference “Caring for the Older Adult: The Important Role of Autonomy, Support” to be virtually June 23

May 14, 2023
AHEC West and GGEAR will present the conference “Caring for the Older Adult: The Important Role of Autonomy, Support” on Friday June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom. In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023, this conference will address
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February 11, 2022
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