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Eastern Virginia Area Health Education Center

Welcome to the Eastern Virginia Area Health Education Center (EV-AHEC) at NSU 

Starting September 1, 2022, the Eastern Virginia Area Health Education Center (EV-AHEC) is provided by the Center for Public Health Initiatives at NSU (CPHI).  

The EV-AHEC at NSU works with individuals, communities and organizations to support a broad spectrum of health-related workforce and pipeline development and training services and programs. AHEC efforts respond directly to area communities and support students, community members and professionals with a focus on health and social services.  

Eastern Virginia Medical School, as the initial provider of the EV-AHEC, has a longstanding history of leadership aimed at the mission of the AHECs. As EVMS and CPHI work on a transition, we invite you to stay tuned to this page for updates. 

To contact us for more information or with interest in a potential partnership, please email us at EV-AHEC 

What is an Area Health Education Center? 

The Commonwealth of Virginia supports eight (8) AHECs. The Virginia AHEC Program is a (partially) federally-funded initiative that aims to:  

  • educate and train students to become culturally competent primary care health professionals who will provide health care in underserved areas and to health disparity populations;  
  • increase the number and variety of primary care health professionals who provide care to underserved populations in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and other medically underserved areas; and  
  • recruit into health careers individuals from underrepresented minority populations or from disadvantaged or rural backgrounds

EV-AHEC Geographic Service Area 

The EV-AHEC serves the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.