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Area Health Education Center - Administrative Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR MCO 023A

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of the administrative records of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the three regional programs: Bryan Area Health Education Center (BAHEC), Lima Area Health Education Center (LAHEC), and Sandusky Area Health Education Center (SAHEC). The records cover the years of 1970 to 2008. They consist of correspondence, articles, organizational papers, pamphlets, annual and progress reports, issues and questionnaire summaries, statewide programs papers, and other various papers that cover rural health and AHEC programs and planning. The collection is in very good condition and would be useful for researchers looking into the administration of AHEC and the other three regional programs that are associated with it. Other materials include off logo letter designs, magazines and booklets on rural health. There is also a map of Wauseon from 1991. Some of the organizational papers relate to the 1.05 Ohio Board of Regents: Higher Education in Ohio Master Plan, OBOR Special Initiatives, Laws, and Health UC-University of Cincinnati. The reports include the Allied Health Education in Ohio Report, Annual Reports of the University of Toledo, Jonathan Hartmann AHEC Annual Report (on 3.5" diskette), Ohio Board of Regents - AHEC Progress Reports and Special Initiative Progress FY01, and Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio Annual Report. Lastly, there are some pamphlets from Wauseon from 1992.

For a more detailed list refer to the Box and Folder List.


  • 1970-2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials. Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.

Biographical / Historical

The Area Health Education Center, or AHEC, at the University of Toledo (Utoldeo) is a program that is used to establish one on one clerkships with practicing physicians in what is considered to be rural or non-urban settings. Its mission is to provide educational experiences with both underrepresented and underserved populations and with medically underserved areas. They have three regional programs in Toledo that are associated with the University which are the Bryan Area Health Education Center (BAHEC), the Lima Area Health Education Center (LAHEC), and the Sandusky Area Health Education Center (SAHEC). AHEC has a total of 250 regional doctors who serve as preceptors and have volunteer faculty appointments at Utoledo as of the year 2020. By working with these doctors the students gain office practice, ambulatory, and hospital clinical experience over the course of eight weeks that are required for graduation with rotations that are both third-year clerkships and third and fourth-year elective clerkships. Both nursing and allied health students receive clinical training through AHEC in regional settings and receive their R.N/B.S.N. degrees through this program. The training that the allied health students receive helps them prepare for careers as occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, and family nurse practitioners.

Each of the regional centers works with schools, health departments, and organizations in order to address the specific health care concerns of the communities. Each center is supported by an advisory board composed of community leaders that address the health care needs of the local residents. They also work with the Mercy Family Practice Center, Zepf Center, and Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo that serves as the Metro AHEC Program. The program was developed from the need for ever more diversified ambulatory education opportunities for the physicians of tomorrow and is an alternative for the current rural program as a means to fulfill the AHEC graduation requirement. The Metro AHEC program is also established with the Mulford Library via computer to provide educational support from information and reference sources. The centers develop health education programs for Utoledo medical students and local health care professionals, school children, citizens that offer a variety of programs in health care career education, community health education, continuing medical education, clinical education, and health manpower. AHEC is funded by an appropriation in the state's budget. Additional support is provided by other state and local grants and the federal government. The other centers are supported by a variety of in-kind and fundraising contributions from the local communities.

Sources: "Area Health Education Center ( AHEC)." The University of Toledo, www. utoledo. edu/depts/ utahec/ about. html.


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Accession Number is HSC 17/01

Area Health Education Center - Administrative Files, 1970-2008
Sarah (Nicky) Rhymes
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Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States