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What is Foothills AHEC?

Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization serving northeast Georgia supported by federal, state, and local funds. Our center is one of six AHECs in Georgia's network and one of 178 AHECs nationwide.

Our mission is to partner with communities to recruit, train, and retain healthcare professionals in our region and to improve their supply and distribution in medically underserved areas, ultimately improving the health of our citizens.


Exposing youth and adults to careers in healthcare by offering outreach presentations, camps, conferences, and resources in collaboration with educational partners


Supporting advanced practice students during community-based training by offering clinical placement assistance, housing, and travel support


Making Georgia a better place to work for healthcare professionals to provide incentives and continuing education in collaboration with community partners and state leaders

Proudly Serving Northeast Georgia

Foothills AHEC proudly serves the following Georgia counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walton, Warren, White, and Wilkes.

Partners with Georgia Statewide AHEC Network

Blue Ridge AHEC – 7 Ivy Street NE, Rome, Georgia 30161. Visit website

Foothills AHEC – 329 Oak Street, Suite 101 Gainesville, GA 30501

SPCC Atlanta AHEC – 1720 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30309. Visit website

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC – 62 Georgia Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30460Visit website

Three Rivers AHEC – 2022 15th Avenue, Building A, Columbus, GA 31901. Visit website

SOWEGA AHEC – 1512 W 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31707. Visit website

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network – 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912. Visit website

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