MAHEC Yeah!: Adding up the Mountain Area Health Education Center’s impact on health services across WNC
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The next time you see a doctor, dentist, nurse, or other caregiver in Western North Carolina, you might have the Mountain Area Health Education Center to thank. MAHEC was created in 1974 to provide medical care to underserved parts of WNC and encourage health care professionals to stay in the area by offering educational programs, work at medical facilities, and mentoring. Today, it serves North Carolina’s 16 westernmost counties and is the largest of the state’s nine Area Health Education Centers. Here are some more numbers that tell MAHEC’s story (and you can learn more at