Volume 6 - April 2023

Eastcentral Area Health Education Center - About Us

The Eastcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing access to primary healthcare and contributing toward the quality of health for people in our region, especially in rural and medically underserved areas. Administrative offices located in Lehighton, PA.

We are proud to be part of the 12th annual Human Services Priorities Breakfast this year. Breakfast and presentations will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023. Doors open at 8:30 AM and breakfast begins at 9:00 AM. Program will begin promptly at 9:30 am and end by noon.

Location: Whispering Pines Banquet Hall at Penn Forest Township Fire Co. #1, 1387 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Price: $15.00 per person

Topic: Live Here, Work Here: Keeping Carbon County Strong

The program will include businesses talking about important issues to Carbon County's present job availability and job seeking strategies.

 ***Deadline for signup is Friday, April 7, 2023***

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We had our first co-hosted event with Lehigh Valley Health Network last week. The Participate-Simulate-Educate event was held at the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Center for Healthcare Education, and this state-of-the-art facility creates top-notch educational opportunities for clinical and nonclinical colleagues.

This event was exceptionally informative for it's participants. The day included multiple sessions for educators to learn more about specific careers in healthcare and had several rotations in smaller rooms for simulating what a day in the life of certain healthcare careers would resemble. This event will be offered to two nominated students for each participant which will offer important insight into healthcare career pathways. Allowing for them to broaden their horizons as they plan for their future career in healthcare.

Thank you LVHN for the partnership, and we are looking forward to this event being held annually.

Pennsylvania's Second Annual Community Health Worker Conference

Join us for the Second Annual Community Health Worker Conference! Registration is now open. Last year Over 110 CHWs participated in three days of learning, collaborating and networking.

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SEARCH Academy

SEARCH Academy is a program offered by the Pennsylvania AHEC for high school students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Its goal is to help students identify and pursue career paths in healthcare by connecting students with health care professionals once a month for virtual case study/panel discussion and hands-on activity. 

Please sign up by selecting the below button.


SAT & ACT Self-Paced Prep Course from The Princeton Review

Pennsylvania AHEC is offering a discount on a year-long SAT & ACT Self-Paced Prep Course from The Princeton Review to eligible high school students.

Select the picture below to register for the Princeton Review’s SAT/ACT Prep Course and save $239! This self-paced course is discounted to $60 (regularly priced at $299). 

Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Lori Chaplin at lchaplin@ecpennahec.org

Liz was recently recognized at the Growth & Gratitude event with an Outstanding Community Partner Award

"Liz demonstrates the true meaning of “partner”. She has facilitated connections between the community and Project ECHO in many ways including inviting ECHO to be part of a “speed-dating” session at the first annual CHW conference. She has been instrumental in our recruitment efforts and is always willing to assist with series logistics as an extension of our team” 


5662 Interchange Road

Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: (610) 379-2001


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