Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Center serves as a catalyst for recruitment, retention, and local support of health care providers in the rural and medically underserved counties of central Missouri, resulting in healthier, stronger communities.
We achieve this most successfully by empowering community residents to take an active role in grooming local youth to be future providers and recruiting healthcare providers who are genuinely interested in serving locally and becoming long-term citizens of that community. In addition, Mid-MO AHEC encourages and assists communities in building local relationships and support to retain the providers. Research has shown that the stability of healthcare providers within a small community can drastically impact the health of that population and the economic growth of that area. Many local “players” must partner together to make this community betterment happen successfully.
As of January 2004, all but five Missouri counties have been designated by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as health professional shortage areas (HPSA) based on either geographic or income levels. At least 70% of the population within the 23 counties in the mid-Missouri region live in rural locations. This means that a majority of central Missourians do not have adequate access to healthcare providers locally. In the same way, many communities may have providers, but they don’t meet the needs of the local area.
Mid- Missouri Area Health Education Center (Mid-MO AHEC) only collects information on a voluntary basis. When information is supplied for a specific purpose, the information is used only for that purpose (such as to provide the service or information requested). Mid-MO AHEC has taken steps to assure that all information collected, whether business or personal, will remain secure and in its original form. As such, access to all company and personally identifiable information is strictly controlled. Information is not shared with any other organization, commercial or otherwise. Mid-MO AHEC does not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
For questions or comments about this security policy, please contact AHEC or Mid-Missouri AHEC at 1110 West 11th Street, Rolla, Missouri, 65401, (573) 364-4797, Fax (573) 364-8972.
This website is supported in part by an agreement with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and funds from the Bureau of Health Professions of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)(Cooperative Agreement #1U76PEO3042-04),the Missouri Department of Health (DOH) (Contract #ERS 18610001), and Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Missouri.
MAHEC is committed to enhancing access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by growing and supporting Missouri’s healthcare workforce.