Since 1996, the VT AHEC Network has engaged academic and community partners to improve the distribution, diversity,supply and quality of the health workforce in Vermont, especially in rural and under-served communities. Southern Vermont AHEC (SVTAHEC) is one of two independent not-for-profit regional AHEC centers in Vermont.
The Vermont AHEC Network, with state, federal, and community support, strengthens the primary care workforce by:
- Providing health career exploration programs for students throughout Vermont.
- Supporting the engagement of health professions students in community experiences to encourage future practice in Vermont.
- Reducing the debt of primary care practitioners in Vermont in exchange for service commitments through programs administered by the UVM Larner College of Medicine.