The NC AHEC Program provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train, and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina. South Piedmont AHEC (formerly Charlotte AHEC) is one of nine centers in the NC AHEC Program and serves Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, and Union counties.


Recruit, Train, and Retain: Developing the Workforce for a Healthy North Carolina.


Every North Carolinian is healthy and supported by an appropriate and well-trained health workforce that reflects the communities it serves.



We deliver quality activities and services that our customers and partners value.


We promote equity and inclusivity.


We act with fairness, transparency, and the highest level of ethics.


We value partnerships and support interprofessional approaches.


We continuously innovate and improve our work.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Atrium Health and the South Piedmont Area Health Education Center (AHEC) are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran's status. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in a continuing education activity, please call the contact person listed for the activity in which you will be attending no later than 2 days before the date of the activity or attach a note to your registration form stating your specific needs.