Housed at AltaMed Clinic Services, a full service federally qualified community health center (FQCHC) network with 43 locations in Southern California, the East Los Angeles AHEC provides continuing education to health professionals working in CHCs and offers clinical rotations to primary care residents and health professions students. AltaMed sponsors a Community Healthcorps program to provide information about health care careers and offers internships within the AltaMed CHC network. The East LA AHEC sponsors youth health careers programs for disadvantaged youth in the Los Angeles area that offers health career information and internships to students as well as strategies to navigate the college admittance process.
For more information, contact Ozzie Lopez, MPA at olopez@la.AltaMed.org.
Click here to view the East Los Angeles AHEC brochure.
AltaMed sponsors two AmeriCorps Programs – a Community Healthcorps program and a National Council of La Raza AmeriCorps LENS program – that serve to provide information about health care careers and expand health workforce mentoring. The East LA AHEC acts as the entry point for all workforce pipelines and community recruitment for AltaMed and its CHC network which includes student internship and clinical placements from high school to graduate level.
The East LA AHEC assists in incumbent worker training to AltaMed’s 3,000 employee workforce, providing curriculum development and competency based training to assist in employee retention. With collaborative partners such as the Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, the East LA AHEC aligns Workforce Investment Act funding to support WIA participants into vocational training allied health programs. Through these partnerships, and the support of its Advisory Board school entity members, the East LA AHEC offers Medical Assistant Training to eligible participants that prepare them to work in underserved communities.
In partnership with the National Council of La Raza, the East LA AHEC provides youth health careers pipeline services for disadvantaged youth through its Escalera Program in the Los Angeles area that offers health career information and internships to students as well as strategies to navigate the college admittance process.