The Federal AHEC Program began in the early 70’s and the Louisiana AHEC was activated in 1988 through a grant written by Louisiana State University School of Medicine – New Orleans.
The Louisiana AHEC system began operation in 1989 through the efforts of the LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans which petitioned the federal government for funding. Four centers across the state were opened on a staggered basis with Southeast Louisiana beginning in 1989. The Louisiana Centers completed their six year cycles of federal funding and are now supported through cooperative agreements with the LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans.
This program resulted from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center-New Orleans and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals award of the Southern Rural Access Grant (SRAG). Funding for this grant initiative was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) in 1999. The RWJ grant required the creation of a rural loan fund.
Contact UsSoutheast AHEC Office:
1302 JW DAVIS Drive
Hammond LA 70403