Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs were developed as a result of the Carnegie Commission's Report on Higher Education and the Nation's Health in 1970. Funding support for the AHEC programs and centers combine federal, state and/or private resources.
East Texas AHEC is made up of nine regionally located centers that spann 111 Eastern Texas counties. Each of the centers, like Lake Country AHEC, develops and coordinates programs to support the needs of the communities within its respective Service area.
25 Counties served by Lake Country AHEC
Established in 1995, Lake Country AHEC works all stages of the health care prfession career cycle. We:
- Present Health care career information to young people and adults.
- Match students with health profession mentors in community-based clinical education experiences.
- Assist in providing continuing education program srequired by health professionals to maintain their certification.
- Focus on building community health systems through collaborative programs linking local leadership with educational institutions and clinical resources.
AHEC covers the following East Texas Counties: