Greensboro Area Health Education Center (Greensboro AHEC) is one of nine regional health education centers affiliated with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program and is administered by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. Greensboro AHEC serves healthcare professionals in an eight-county N.C. Piedmont region (Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham) by providing information and resources to both practicing healthcare professionals and students along the educational pathway.

Greensboro AHEC provides educational programs and informational services targeted toward:

- improving the distribution and retention of healthcare providers, with a special emphasis on primary care and prevention.
- improving the diversity and cultural competence of the healthcare workforce in all health disciplines.
- enhancing the quality of care and improving healthcare outcomes.
- addressing the healthcare needs of underserved communities and populations.

Greensboro AHEC was established in 1974 as part of the federally-funded Area Health Education Centers Program to provide and support educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources. Its mission is to "Recruit, Train, and Retain" the workforce needed to create a healthier North Carolina, including the eight-county Piedmont region it serves.

In 1971, Congress funded the development of the AHEC system as a national strategy to improve the supply, distribution, retention, and quality of primary care and other health practitioners in medically under-served areas.

On July 1, 1974, Greensboro AHEC was founded at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital through an affiliation with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine serving six counties (Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, and Montgomery). Leonard James Rabold, MD was appointed the first director on November 1, 1974.[1]

Greensboro AHEC is located on the campus of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.