Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (GSAHEC) is a not for profit organization affiliated with the University of South Florida AHEC Program. We were established in 1995 and serve Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. GSAHEC connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. We inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest. We also help reduce the tobacco prevalence in Florida by educating health care providers and health professions students, by reaching out to tobacco users with cessation programs and by achieving durable social norm changes.