WELCOME TO BQLI-AHEC
The Brooklyn- Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI-AHEC) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in August 2003. The Center is one of three New York Metropolitan Region AHECs that were developed to address the health workforce issues in underserved communities. By providing services to four counties (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk) BQLI-AHEC target area is one of the largest regions in the New York State. Nine communities within this catchment area have been designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. These areas include: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Coney Island, East New York, Bushwick and Williamsburg in Brooklyn; South Jamaica and Far Rockaway in Queens; North Valley Stream, Elmont, Hempstead, Roosevelt and Freeport in Long Island.
The Executive Director and Board of Directors provide leadership
to the AHEC. The Board of Directors is comprised of professionals
from community health centers, education institutions, hospitals,
businesses and community-based organizations.
BQLI AHEC receives federal and state funding provided through the
Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) and New York State
Department of Health (NYSDOH).