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West Texas AHEC

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West Texas AHEC is the premier organization dedicated to transforming healthcare education, access, and quality in the vast and diverse region of West Texas. With our unwavering commitment to improving the health and well-being of communities, West Texas AHEC serves as a catalyst for positive change in the healthcare landscape.

At West Texas AHEC, we strive to bridge the gap between academic institutions and healthcare professionals by offering a wide range of innovative programs and initiatives. We collaborate closely with universities, hospitals, clinics, and community organizations to provide comprehensive educational resources, clinical training opportunities, and professional development experiences. Through our initiatives, we aim to nurture a skilled and diverse healthcare workforce that is equipped to address the unique challenges and needs of West Texas.

One of our primary focuses is on empowering aspiring healthcare professionals. We offer guidance, support, and enrichment programs for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. By fostering mentorship relationships, facilitating internships, and organizing immersive experiences, we aim to inspire and prepare the next generation of compassionate healthcare leaders.

Additionally, West Texas AHEC is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of healthcare in our communities. We collaborate with healthcare providers to deliver evidence-based practices, promote continuous learning, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. By facilitating networking events, conferences, and workshops, we foster a culture of knowledge exchange and innovation among healthcare professionals, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by rural and underserved areas, West Texas AHEC focuses on strengthening healthcare access in these communities. We work closely with local healthcare providers and community organizations to identify and address barriers to care, develop strategies for expanding healthcare services, and support the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in these areas. Through our efforts, we strive to ensure that every individual in West Texas has access to high-quality, patient-centered care.

By choosing West Texas AHEC, you are joining a dynamic and collaborative network of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare in our region. Whether you are a student, healthcare professional, or community member, we invite you to explore our comprehensive range of programs, resources, and services. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the health and well-being of West Texas.

The West Texas AHEC Team


Cathy Hudson

Director of T-CORE


Wendy Bryan

T-CORE Project Manager


Frances Quintero

T-CORE Unit Manager


Jesse Jenkins

Database & Reporting Specialist


Olugbenga Olokede

Research Associate

Rachel Flores

Rachel Flores

Section Coordinator