The Baltimore Area Health Education Center was founded in 2003 with the vision to lead the transformation of a diverse healthcare workforce that recognizes and meets the needs of Baltimore city and its surrounding communities. In September of 2018 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) approved the expansion of the BAHEC service area to include Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties. In December 2018, Baltimore Area Health Education Center assumed it new name- Central Maryland Area Health Education Center.
The Central Maryland Area Health Education Center (CMAHEC) works to increase health equity by educating and strengthening the healthcare workforce. CMAHEC provides interdisciplinary educational programs that bridge academic, healthcare, and community settings to transform the healthcare delivery and outcomes for residents in medically under-served communities in Central Maryland.
CMAHEC is one of three community-based AHECs in Maryland and one of more than 200 AHECs throughout the United States. The Maryland AHEC Center, located at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, provides technical support and guidance to CMAHEC for the delivery of evidence-based programming. Area Health Education Centers are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration national network that focuses on recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse healthcare workforce.