DFW Area Health Education Center [DFW-AHEC]
AHECs are multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, community based programs designed to address the primary health care workforce needs of medically underserved communities. AHEC staff members collaborate with academic and community members to achieve results in several programmatic initiatives. AHECs focus on Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), Health Profession Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the disadvantaged.
While the Dallas/Fort Worth areas is home to some of the nation's most affluent communities and premiere medical institutions, a significant proportion of the community has difficulty accessing health care. One role of DFW AHEC is to develop and implement programs to ensure there are enough primary care and other practitioners to meet the needs of the underserved throughout the community.
One of these programs is CAMP MED, a two-week summer day camp for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Learn more here: Camp Med Academy Flyer.
Visit DFW AHEC for more information about the organization and its programs.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-8818
6363 Forest Park, Suite BLB.756
Dallas, Texas 75390
The DFW AHEC offices are on the B level (basement) of the Bass Building located on the North Campus of the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus.