Volume 7 - May 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.

The Carbon County Collaborative had their 12th annual breakfast on Friday April, 21st. The food was delicious, and the program on businesses talking about important issues to Carbon County's present job availability and job seeking strategies was very informative. AHEC had a great time assisting with registration at this event!

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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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

We are excited to announce a new member to the East Central AHEC Team this month! Melissa Saunders is a public health professional. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Her degree is emphasized in Health promotion. She has used her degree to help communities in Utah, and now Pennsylvania. Melissa was raised by immigrant parents and speaks Spanish. She has worked with immigrants and has provided interpretive services to hundreds of individuals in a clinical setting. She is passionate about making sure people find, understand, and receive proper information to make thoughtful decisions about their health. Her areas of interest are immigrant/refugee health and health literacy.


5662 Interchange Road

Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: (610) 379-2001


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