Eastcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center 5662 Interchange Road Lehighton, PA 18235

Serving Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, &Schuylkill Counties.

Phone: 610.379.2001 Fax: 610.379.2005


Eastcentral Pennsylvania AHEC

Health Career Resources

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We are proud to assist in the development of the health professions workforce in our region through education, training and public awareness.

Shelba Scheffner MPH,CHES

Executive Director ECPAAHEC






Teach Academy 2014

Teachers Exploring and

Advocating Careers in Health


July 30-August 1, 2014

Reading, PA

Are you looking for an Exciting, Fast-Paced, Interactive way to learn new ideas while earning

ACT 48 Hours

PSNA Contact Hours


Click here for more information about the 2014 Teach Academy!

Scholarships are available!



Medical Students

wanting to do a Clinical Rotation in the Eastcentral Region

After selecting or being assigned to the ECPA AHEC, you can

make initial contact via email onlydyoungfelt@ecpaahec.org. 

A student file will be started on you, but no placements will be arranged until Student Profiles are completed by you and your classmates and received at the ECPA AHEC office (via mail or scanned and emailed). 

...Learn more about Clinical Rotations


Funding for the Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center Program is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Commonwealth's Medical Community and Communities at Large provide additional support.

Recent Events:

ECPA AHEC Members receive YMHFA Instructor Certification in Denver through the National Council for Behavioral Health!







“Adventures In

Health Care”

Summer Camp 

Come for a fun filled, interactive week of Career Exploration into the field of Health Care! Northampton Community College in collaboration with Eastcentral PA Area Health Education Center is offering a week long Health Career Exploration Camp for students 11-14 years old or entering the 6th-9th grades.

More information about the 2014 camp coming soon!

Mon, Tu, Th-9 AM-3 PM

Wed-8:30 AM-3 PM

Fri-9AM-1 PM

Fee: $169

Registraion Information Coming Soon!

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Healthy Smiles Happy Kids: Is a project to provide dental services to eligible children in Carbon County




"Tobacco Cessation Training"

Available for all HealthCare Professionals-

Physicians, Dentists, Nurse Practitionsrs, Physician Asistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Dental Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Learn how to do a brief Clinical Intervention or how to run an Intensive Treatment Program

... Learn More




Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to help youths experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

One half of all people who will ever experience a mental disorder do so before the age of 14. With YMHFA, learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge, as well as the action plan, ALGEE, to help direct youths to appropriate professional care. Anyone can take the course, but it extremely beneficial to those how have contact with youths (ages12-18).

Click here to learn more!

Questions? Contact Kelly Purcell at kpurcell@ecpaahec.org