Big Bend Area Health Education Center, Inc.

Empowering Communities Toward Better Health by Connecting Students to Health Careers, Practicing Professionals to Communities, and the People to Services.

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We are a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors who are local health care professionals, educators, community leaders who represent the interest of the communities they serve. Our service area includes 14 north Florida counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington.

Quit Happens: With Quit Smoking Now!

Quit Smoking Now Program for smoking/tobacco cessation is presented by a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist. This free 6 week program takes place within the communities we serve. This face-to-face support group style program teaches you how to quit using tobacco products. If you need it, we provide free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). You will receive information on coping with withdrawal, dealing with things that make you want to smoke (triggers), and staying smoke free. Our Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists have years of experience in facilitating Quit Smoking NOW classes and we are committed to providing cessation assistance and consultation to tobacco users who want to quit.

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Health Careers Summer Camp!

For the third year in a row at Chipola College, Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC) has sponsored a summer camp for 34 high school students interested health careers. The camp is provided at no cost to the students. Click the link in the menu bar to complete an application for Summer 2013 Camps.

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