Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Canton Regional AHEC

Center Director

Karen Abel Jepsen

Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Ave.
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Phone: 330.244.3293

Center Mission

The Canton Regional Area Health Education Center is a not-for-profit corporation located at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio. It serves 8 counties: Ashland, Carroll, Crawford, Holmes, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

CRAHEC coordinates educational activities in community settings for area health professions students based on the assessment of local resources, area health personnel needs and the interests of each community.

In addition, CRAHEC develops and enriches training opportunities for medical and pharmacy students, nursing, and other allied health professional students in interprofessional settings and provides workforce development health career pipeline programs for health professional training. The Center also provides leadership to develop and coordinate regional educational interventions targeted for local health care professionals with special emphasis on rural health practitioners.


Phone: 330.325.6584

Northeast Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Department of Family & Community Medicine