Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC)
The Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) is a program providing youth with a pathway to health careers. BAHEC is supported by the Boston Public Health Commission’s Child and Adolescent Health Division. Its aim is to diversify the pool of health professionals in Boston by building the interest, excitement, knowledge, and confidence of youth to pursue careers in health. BAHEC develops, implements, and evaluates in school, after school, and out of school time programming for middle and high school aged youth from Boston; most of which are from under-served areas.
BAHEC works with several partners at Boston University’s School of Public Health, School of Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, among several other Boston area institutions, to implement an intensive 6-week summer program. The Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) Program provides students with academic enrichment, college preparation, and internships at healthcare sites throughout Boston.
Approximately 80 students participate in the summer program annually. BU Medical Campus (BUMC) is leading a collaborative partnership effort by serving as a host site for the program and has arranged for a wide range of health sciences related activities in labs and classrooms across the Charles River and Medical campuses.
Photos from the 2019 Health Expo: Friday, July 12, 2019.
Photos from the 2018 Health Expo: Thursday, July 12, 2018.