Maryland Area Health Education Center West, also known as “AHEC West,” is a rural, community-based organization serving Appalachian counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. To fulfill our mission to improve access to and promote quality in health care through educational and other partnerships, we collaborate with local, state, federal, and private organizations working toward mutual goals of a fair national distribution of health professionals and the elimination of health disparities due to rurality, poverty, race, and culture.


39 Baltimore Street, Suite 201
Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone and Fax

Phone: 301.777.9150
Fax: 301.777.2649
NOTE: This is NOT a HIPAA compliant fax. Sending protected health information to this number is a reportable breach.



GGEAR Conference set for June 7 at Meritus

April 25, 2019
The next GGEAR Conference will be Friday, June 7 at Meritus Health in Hagerstown. “Ending Victimization of Older Adults: Strategies and Tools for Prevention, Recognition, and Effective Intervention” will provide CE credits for health professionals.
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AHEC West holds Annual Awards Dinner

October 19, 2018
AHEC West held its Annual Awards Dinner June 19, 2018 at Western Maryland Health System, presenting four Board of Directors Awards honoring outstanding regional leaders in healthcare. Awards and honorees were: The Distinguished Service Award:
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AHEC West earns Silver Award from Healthiest Maryland Businesses

October 18, 2018
Amanda Heavener, chair of the Employee Enhancement and Wellness Committee at AHEC West, recently attended the 9th Annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium, which this year focused on Mental Health in the Workplace. As part of the
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