Welcome to the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center Web Site.
The Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of four regional AHEC centers in the state of South Carolina. The Lowcountry AHEC serves twelve southeastern counties in South Carolina as part of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. Lowcountry AHEC is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and a member of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium.
Lowcountry AHEC provides better healthcare to the twelve counties of the lowcountry of South Carolina by connecting high school students to careers in health, college healthcare students to their communities and healthcare professionals to continuing education. We do this through our three core services.
Health Careers Program: Facilitate a coordinated, statewide approach for increasing the number and diversity of students entering the health professions pipeline in South Carolina.
Health Professions Students: Foster the development of health professionals who are clinically competent and responsive to the needs of communities.
Continuing Education: Enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of healthcare professionals in South Carolina (specifically the twelve counties of the Lowcountry AHEC region) to meet the needs of our state’s population.