What is GNAHEC?
Gulf Coast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) 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. GNAHEC a part of the USF AHEC Program, which began in 1993 and covers a nine-county area on the central west coast of the state from as far north as Citrus to as far south as Charlotte county. Community activities are carried out by two local AHEC Centers, Gulfcoast North AHEC in Land O’ Lakes serving Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and Gulfcoast South AHEC in Sarasota, which serves Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. We are also part of a larger, statewide network, the Florida AHEC Network, including five AHEC programs at each of the state’s five medical schools and 10 centers covering all 67 counties of the state. We are also an active member of the National AHEC Organization, which supports 50 AHEC programs with more than 200 centers that operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia.