AHEC Region Va at The Ohio State University serves 12 Central Ohio Counties and collaborates with Region Vb located at Ohio University in serving an additional 8 counties. Part of the Ohio Statewide AHEC Program, OSU AHEC receives funding from the Ohio Legislature to increase the availability of health care professionals and improve access to quality health care in Ohio. The mission is accomplished through academic and community collaboration, focusing on underserved populations.
While working collaboratively on many state-wide initiatives, each AHEC Region in Ohio, given local needs and resources, has developed some unique programs to carry out the mission of improving health care in the communities served. Primary initiatives supported by AHEC are the Clear Health Communication program and the AHEC Grant Program. We also collaborate with the College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion on programs designed to recruit and support underrepresented minority students achieve their goals as healthcare practitioners.