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 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.