Purchase Area Health Education Center

Connecting students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health
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The Purchase Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is committed to building a strong foundation to support the health care needs of the 12 counties we serve in western Kentucky. The services provided through Purchase AHEC includes:

Student Services & Professional Services
Coordinating community-based learning experiences for health professions students and health care providers, in addition to providing support to rural hospitals.

Special Health Initiatives:
Promoting community initiatives to target specific health related issues important to our region, including Dental & Health care access.

Health Careers Exploration :
Encouraging careers in
health care through enrichment programs with emphasis on providing services for middle & high school students and teachers.

Kentucky AHECs are a collaborative effort between the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center and the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Eight regional centers serve as links between these academic health education institutions and communities across the Commonwealth.

Located on the campus of Murray State University,
Purchase AHEC serves the counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman,Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall and Trigg.

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Last Modified: 2009