Texas AHEC East

Area Health Education Centers

Texas AHEC East is devoted to improving the supply, distribution, retention, and training of varied health professionals in medically underserved and rural communities. We link 100 East Texas counties and over 18 million people to community health workforce development, health opportunities, and resources provided by eight regional centers. Our regional centers are uniquely positioned within the community and are hosted by local community institutions or are non-profit organizations. The program office is located in Galveston, Texas on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch.


Texas AHEC East MAP - portrait 9-2017

Our activities and events are aligned with four major program areas:

Health Careers Promotion and Preparation (Pipeline)

Community-based Experiential Learning (CBET)

Professional Education and Support (Continuing Education)

Community Health and Development.


Texas Public Health Fellowship

AHEC Scholars,

You are invited to Mix it Up! The Mix it Up series is designed for AHEC Scholars to connect with one another and learn about the various aspects of the healthcare profession. The first installment will take place on January 27th from 11am-12pm. It will discuss medical research and the NIH’s efforts to engage diverse populations and underrepresented communities in research. Students will receive an overview of the All of Us Research Program, and learn about ways they can get involved in research as a student.

Additional installments will be added throughout the semester and will include healthcare professionals who will discuss their experiences in various health fields. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mix-it-up-ahec-scholars-mixer-tickets-237783525927. You can reach out to micah.bolden@txaheceast.org with questions!

We hope to see you there!
Texas AHEC East - Waco Region

Minority Student Open
The Minority Student Open, hosted by NAO partners at the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) Academy Council for Racial Equity, will be March 30, 2 – 4:30 pm ET.

The Minority Student Open is a free virtual conference for medical, nursing, pharmacy, PA,
and other health-related minority students and trainees. The event features a plenary speaker, an interdisciplinary panel discussion and breakout sessions that will inspire and inform minority students and trainees to consider a health professions career in HIV care, policy, or research. REGISTER.

The event is being organized by the AAHIVM’s Academy Council for Racial Equity.

Partner, American Academy of HIV Medicine.


Texas AHEC East is a Charter Member of the National AHEC Organization (NAO), now comprised of 56 AHEC programs and more than 235 centers operating in almost every state and the District of Columbia. NAO supports and advances the AHEC network in improving the health of individuals and communities by transforming health care through education.


Coronavirus Update: 

  • All international travel by UTMB faculty, employees and students is suspended until further notice; any exceptions must be approved by the Office of the President.
  • Domestic travel is highly discouraged at the present time, unless it is considered mission-critical to the health and/or welfare of the university and its activities. Exceptions must be approved by the Office of the President.
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