Health Careers Summer Camp 2013 Applications now available online
Our Health Careers Summer Camp 2013 will be held from June 10-13 at Lamar University in Beaumont. This is an exciting experience for any high school student that is interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Job shadowing, nursing skills, hospital tours, and the university experience are just some of the things a camper will be involved in during the camps' 4-day activity schedule. If you are interested, please download the application now! NOTE: If you are under 18, you will need parental/guardian permission on the forms, and all applicants will need a teacher recommendation form filled out and returned.
Fall 2012 Spotlight: Community Health Workers of Texas
Interested in learning more about CHWs, or how to become one? Visit our CHW page here, as well as our main CHW website, CHWTexas.org.
Welcome to the Texas AHEC East Coastal Region's Website
Located in La Marque, Texas, the Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Coastal Region is a cooperative effort between The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Coastal AHEC, Inc. AHEC works with Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, and Orange counties seeking to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships among community and academic organizations. We link health care resources to build and strengthen community-based education programs. A regional Governing Board of Directors guides the Coastal AHEC in it's mission.
Funding support for AHEC programs and centers combines federal, state, public, and/or private resources.
AHEC program areas include Health Careers Promotion (focusing on recruitment of potential students into healthcare professionals), Community-Based Education (getting students out to underserved communities to experience real-world primary care medicine), Community Health Literacy, and Community Health Systems (helping communities recognize their needs, goals, and strengths, and teach them how to help themselves).
Offfice & Staff Contact Information
Texas AHEC East Coastal Region
P.O. Box 2 808 Bayou Rd.
La Marque, TX 77568
(409) 933-0021 409) 933-3107 fax
Located in the heart of Galveston county, our office is centrally located in our region's service area. Our staff can provide resources at our office to assist you from Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.