Suwannee River AHEC (SRAHEC) is a 501-(c)-3 non-profit organization and has a governing Board of Directors. SRAHEC has developed a fully operational AHEC encompassing 12 counties surrounding Gainesville, the principal metropolitan area in the region. Included are Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union Counties. SRAHEC conducts a wide range of programs designed to address the health professions shortages and needs of the medically underserved populations. SRAHEC has established linkages with the various Colleges of the UF Health Science Center as well as with nursing and allied health programs at Lake City Community College and at Santa Fe College to address dental health, mental health, and injury and violence prevention issues in the region.