Our Work:

 

"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

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Teach Academy

Teachers Exploring and Advocating Careers in Health

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

PSNA Contact Hours

CHES Credits

ACT 48 hours

Click HERE for more information about the Teach Academy!

 

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Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers (CHW) are trusted members of the community with a passion for helping others prevent or manage disease or other physical/behavioral health issues. CHWs tend to have an intimate knowledge of their communities and local resources. They use that knowledge and passion to help individuals overcome barriers to care such as those associated with language, culture, transportation, scheduling and finances.

The Eastcentral PA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) offers a 100 hour training program designed to provide the core competencies needed for work in community-based and inpatient settings. Also, the training provides comprehensive information about accessing healthcare and other social/community resources which are specific to the particular area where the training takes place.

Click here for more information

 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Click HERE for more information

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Tobacco Education

Several Tobacco Education Training Programs are offered in the Northeast Region by our Professional Trainer Debra Youngfelt.

The Northeast Region includes the following counties:

Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton,

Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

All trainings are FREE throughout the Northeast Region and

provided at a time and location convenient to those attending.

(Funding provided by Tobacco Free Northeast)

Trainings can also be provided outside the 10 county region for a fee.

Click HERE for additional information

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Dental Van

Health Smiles, Happy Kids Mobile Dental Van

FREE Dental Services for Children with Medical Assistance

 

 

Click HERE for more information

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Medical & Allied Health Students!

Students interested in a rotation in the Eastcentral region click HERE for more information.

Opportunity to help repay student loans!!!! Click HERE

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HPV Immunization Project

 

 

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.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

TEACH Academy 2016

Teachers Exploring and Advocating Careers in Health

Join us for the 14th TEACH Academy

July 27-29, 2016 in Reading, PA

Click HERE for the registration form

Scholarships Available!

Click HERE for additional information on the TEACH Academy

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Wallenpaupack Middle School

Wedesday July 13, 2016

8:00-4:30

Click HERE for more information

Click HERE to register

Community Health Worker Class

Lackawanna College

Class begins June 13, 2016

Come to an Information session to learn more about the class

Friday May 6, 2016 1:00

Click HERE for more information

Community Health Worker Class

Northampton Community Community

Classes beginning in the Fall

Information Sessions in July and August

Click HERE for more information & how to apply

Community Health Worker Class

Carbon Career and Technical Institute

Classes beginning in the Fall

Information Sessions in May

Click HERE for more information & how to apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to make a Charitable Donation to help support our AHEC, Please click link below to donate on line

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Contributions can also be made by mailing a check payable to:

ECPA AHEC

and mailed to

5662 Interchange Road

Lehighton, PA 18235

 

Thank you for your Support!!

 

Eastcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center

5662 Interchange Road Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 610.379.2001

Fax: 610.379.2005

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