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Help Support Federal Funding for AHEC

The Chicago Area Health Education Center (Chicago AHEC) at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group continues to work with other members of the Illinois AHEC Network and the National AHEC Organization to ensure Congressional support for the AHEC program in the FY 2015 Budget. Funding for the AHEC program will help support our vital work, and the work of AHECs across the nation, to recruit, maintain, and support a diverse healthcare workforce.

While AHEC funding was not initially included in the budget, thanks to the work of AHEC supporters, the Senate L-HHS Subcommittee passed a version of the FY 2015 L-HHS Appropriations bill providing $30.25 million for the AHEC program. As the bill moves to the full Appropriations Committee, it is important for constituents to again express their support for AHEC. To learn more about how you can support this important program, click here.