BQLI AHEC - Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Health Education Center
The Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Health Education Center (BQLI-AHEC) is one of three New York Metropolitan Region AHECs developed to address the health workforce issues of underserved communities. New York State has critical shortages in primary care medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, mental health, and medical technology. The New York State health workforce does not reflect the diversity of the state’s population. The mission of the BQLI-AHEC is to improve health care outcomes in underserved areas in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island through the development of education, mentoring, and training programs to increase the pool of skilled providers working in underserved communities.