Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC) is a non-profit organization that provides education, research, and healthcare services to the people of western North Carolina. MAHEC was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. The organization operates a family health center, a residency program, and a variety of other healthcare services. MAHEC is committed to improving the health of the community through education, research, and clinical care. The organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).