What the heck is an AHEC?

The Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) is a community-driven, nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve access to healthcare by improving the number and distribution of healthcare providers in 38 counties in southwest Georgia.  Our long-range goals are to cultivate a workforce that closely matches the state’s population in diversity, to assure that each community has enough practitioners in the right disciplines, particularly primary care, and ultimately improve access to healthcare.