Bastrop * Blanco * Burnet * Caldwell * Hays * Lee * Travis * Williamson
The Texas AHEC East Capital Region resides in the heart of Austin, Texas. This regional AHEC site focuses on legislative issues that affects statewide healthcare. With our state's government officials located in our backyard, we help represent health careers and advocate for improved policies.
Our host institution is CommUnityCare Health Centers. This partnership benefits the region because the organization is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which focuses on providing care to underserved populations in Austin/Travis County. AHEC works closely with CommunityCare to ensure enough healthcare providers exist for the Capital region and students are exposed to working with vulnerable populations as part of their training before graduation.
In addition, the Capital Region has the support of multiple hospital systems, higher education institutions, and numerous school districts with health science programs. AHEC helps bring these groups together to provide a unique experience to students while building our future workforce.