The Texas AHEC Network
With 19 operational regional Centers serving 254 Texas counties The Texas AHEC network (South Texas AHEC, Texas AHEC East, West Texas AHEC)shares a common vision: to increase opportunities for health and decrease barriers to effective and quality healthcare in Texas communities.
The strength of the network is reflected in community-based regional responsiveness to health and healthcare needs. At the same time, this very community-based focus allows the network to respond to statewide initiatives quickly and efficiently leveraging resources to improve effectiveness.
Informal amicable working relationships among the Texas AHECs have proved very beneficial in accomplishing our tasks for the State of Texas.
- More than 109,779 Texas students received information about healthcare careers through presentations and interactive formats
- Development and upgrades in English and Spanish to the Texas H.O.T Jobs resource platform resulted in over 658,000 hits per month. Texas H.O.T. Jobs is the only comprehensive resource about healthcare opportunities for career seekers in Texas (www.texashotjobs.org).
- Health professions students placed in 1,469 rotations in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health in rural and underserved Texas communities to strengthen their education by directly exposing them to hands-on rural experiences.
- 16,701 health professionals received continuing education in or near their communities.
- Behavioral and mental health training, specific to disorders such as PTSD in veterans, military service personnel, and their family members, offered to health professionals across the state.