James Madison University
college of health and behavioral studies

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Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center

PHOTO: women learning about community health

At Blue Ridge AHEC, we focus on health and on the community. That's because we understand that community health must be community wide.

To strengthen community health, Blue Ridge AHEC actively seeks collaborative solutions that address health disparities and barriers to health and human services in local populations.

Specifically, we partner with academic and community agencies to develop, expand, or support health and human services for those whose health status is most vulnerable.

Linking local health and human service providers, resources and programs, Blue Ridge AHEC creates community response to community need - building community capacity  and solutions one opportunity at a time.

Our goal is simple - and essential. A healthy community for the health of all.

Blue Ridge AHEC is a partner program of the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at James Madison University.