Name of Engagement

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (BRAHEC)

Contact Information

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)

Contact Details

BlueRidgeAHEC@jmu.edu

Description

The Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at JMU strives to improve the health of communities through education, collaboration and cooperation. It focuses on the health care needs of vulnerable populations. The AHEC fosters partnerships that utilize academic and community resources and directs these resources to health and human service gaps that exist within communities. The AHEC program has been a traditional link between academic health and human services programs and communities, utilizing student, faculty and other academic resources to the benefit of the communities.

Web Presence

http://www.brahec.jmu.edu/?_ga=1.68441489.1078759314.1478782055

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Health and Healthcare

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Center

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