For the Present & Future Health of Alabamians

Underserved communities need an ally for proper & potent healthcare. AHEC is that partner in North Alabama.

Education, Financial Aid, & Recruitment for Healthcare Professionals in North Alabama

No matter where you live in Alabama, you deserve access to quality healthcare. To buttress underserved communities throughout the state, we provide placement opportunities and continuing education for practicing professionals. We also keep an eye on the future of healthcare by providing scholarship opportunities and educational assistance for high school and college-age students.

Established as a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2014, the North Alabama Area Health Education (NAAHEC) is located on the campus of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. Through training, education, and helpful resources for healthcare professionals, we strengthen community access for patients today while inspiring the healthcare workforce of tomorrow.

We’re Strengthening Healthcare Services in a Community Near You

The NAAHEC service region includes Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Walker, and Winston Counties.

Board of Directors

Shonda Miller, Chair

Michael Glenn, Vice Chair

Lisa German, Secretary/Treasurer

Bret McGill, Member-At-Large

Dr. John Fanning

Phylis McMillan

Rep. Laura Hall

Dr. David Brahm

Elizabeth Foster

Executive Director

Lamont DuPree

Executive Director

If you’re a future healthcare leader and want to be inspired by some of the best, contact us today.

The Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Center is funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal agency charged with training health professionals and improving health care for people who are geographically isolated, economically disadvantaged or medically vulnerable. The contents of this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.