Northwest AHEC

Northwest AHEC
Family Health Center - Portland
2215 Portland Avenue, Suite 326
Louisville, KY 40212

Phone: (502) 778-1607
Fax: (502) 774-1833


Brenda Fitzpatrick, Center Director

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Promotion of Health Careers

Since the summer of 1999, over six thousand elementary, middle and high school students in Louisville have participated in a variety of activities introducing the numerous careers in the health care field. These activities include classroom presentations, health fairs, after school and summer programs.

One of the Northwest AHEC's most intensive efforts is the Health Careers Adventure Program (HCAP), which includes a four week summer enrichment component for students in grades 6-12 who want to pursue a health career. Each summer approximately 80 students improve their academic skills in biology, math, chemistry and reading/writing classes and enjoy field trips to observe health professionals at work. During the school year, after school and Saturday programs include tutoring, volunteer activities, and special speakers.

For more information on the Family Health Center, please click here.