USF Area Health Education Center
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Area Health Education Center USF


The Federal USF AHEC Program connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. We inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest.
  Students: USF AHEC and its Centers support the next generation of primary care practitioners by providing rotations at medically underserved community-based sites, free medical interpreter training, and service/learning opportunities through the USF Health Service Corps. [more. . .]

  NEW FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENTS: Learn about the AHEC Interprofessional Health Scholars Worksite Wellness Project.[more. . .]

  Preceptors: USF AHEC and its Centers recruit dedicated primary care clinicians willing to train and supervise health professions students at their practice sites. [more. . .]

  Health Professionals: USF AHEC provides online education programs, library resources and information services to qualifying health professionals and preceptors who educate students and/or care for patients in medically underserved communities. [more . . . ]

  Community Partners: USF AHEC and its Centers partner with many non-profit, community-based organizations to create and implement health promotion activities. [more . . . ]

 Tobacco Free Florida's AHEC Cessation Program

In July 2007, the Florida legislature appropriated funds to establish the AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program. The overall goal of the Program is to strengthen the capacity of Florida’s healthcare system to deliver effective evidence-based tobacco use treatment, cessation, and prevention services throughout the state.

The Tobacco Free Florida's AHEC Cessation Program is founded upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs in the following areas:

  1. Educating and Training Health Professions Students
  2. Offering Continuing Education to Practicing Health Professionals   
  3. Providing Cessation Services for Tobacco Users

For more information about the AHEC Tobacco Program visit