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Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center

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The Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center (SWMO AHEC) is a regional office of the Missouri Area Health Education Centers (MAHEC) statewide system.  The SWMO AHEC is hosted by Missouri State University, located in Springfield, Missouri, and provides services to a 21 county region.  For program information specific to this office, please follow the "About Us" link on the left side of this page.

Mission Statement

The mission of MAHEC is to create an educational environment in Missouri's rural and urban communities in order to improve the distribution of health care professionals to underserved populations and to improve the health of these communities.  We will accomplish our mission by:

  1. Creating Academic-Community Partnerships
  2. Promoting Health Care Careers to Missouri Youth
  3. Identifying and Supporting Potential Health Professionals
  4. Promoting High-Quality Training of Health Profession Students
  5. Providing Educational Resources to Increase the Retention of Practitioners
  6. Partnering with State Agencies and other Organizations to Promote Overall Improvement in Community Health Status

To contact other Regional Centers and statewide program offices, visit the MAHEC website.