Welcome to the California Area Health Education Center Program

 

The East Bay Area AHEC is housed at the Community Clinic Consortium (CCC), which represents four member community health centers with 26 different sites across Contra Costa and Solano counties. Through CCC, the East Bay AHEC serves as a resource for member health centers and community partners working to increase and improve the community health center workforce in the East Bay Area. The AHEC priority areas include increasing primary care clinical rotations and residency programs in health centers; promoting alternate staffing models that are less reliant on primary care physicians, increasing satisfaction of physicians practicing in health centers to promote retention; conducting presentations in grades K-12 and colleges about career opportunities at community health centers and loan forgiveness programs; and supporting local implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

 

The Consortium supports increased access to health care through a variety of efforts. In order to ensure that health centers are able to participate significantly in health insurance expansion and other health care reform efforts, the AHEC provides comprehensive training for clinic staff on public insurance options, outreach and education, enrollment, and retention support. The AHEC works collaboratively with community partners to help shape ongoing delivery system transformation efforts. The AHEC has formal partnerships with member community health centers La Clínica de la Raza, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, LifeLong Medical Care and Community Medical Centers. Longstanding partnerships exist with sister consortia, namely the Alameda Consortium and San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. A growing network of partnerships enables the East Bay AHEC to increase access to education and training opportunities by leveraging existing community assets. The AHEC aids in increasing and improving the community health center workforce.

 

For more information, please contact the Consortium CEO - Alvaro Fuentes at afuentes@clinicconsortium.org.

 

Click here to view the East Bay Area AHEC Brochure.

 

                             

California Area Health Education Center Program

 

155 N. Fresno Street, Suite 326, Fresno, CA 93701
Phone: 559-499-6624
For more information, please email: jgarza@fresno.ucsf.edu

 

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