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Texas AHEC East began at UTMB as East Texas AHEC in October 1991. Our program office, a UTMB center, is located in Galveston, Texas. Our 9 administratively-linked regional offices throughout East Texas are hosted by local community organizations or are non-profit organizations.
With a priority for underserved populations, Texas AHEC East and its regional offices partner with communities to:
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Texas AHEC East is one of three statewide AHECs providing services to all regions of the state.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) were first proposed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in the early 1970's as a means of addressing the maldistribution of health professionals in medically underserved areas throughout the nation. Today, 58 AHEC programs with more than 235 centers operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia.