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Western Maryland Area 
Health Education Center
39 Baltimore Street, Suite 201
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301.777.9150
Fax: 301.777.2649
WMAHEC Happenings
February 2015

American Honda Foundation, Ted A. Wolfe Foundation, and CSX Beyond Our Rails award Western Maryland AHEC's Exploring Careers in Health Occupations (ECHO) program with a total of $43,500

Susan Stewart
Executive Director
Melissa A. Clark
Program Coordinator, ECHO
Shawn Pillai
Grant Writer

Western Maryland AHEC was 1 of 10 selected out of nearly 500 applicants for funding consideration from the American Honda Foundation (AHF). After an intensive proposal process, AHF decided to grant ECHO a total of $37,500. The Ted A. Wolfe Foundation has contributed an additional $5,000 and CSX Beyond Our Rails has contributed an additional $1,000 for a total of $43,500 funding toward ECHO.

The ECHO program costs approximately $1,000 per student, per week. Additional funding will allow for a total of 100 high school students to participate in the ECHO program over four weeks in the summer of 2015. The funds will help cover the cost of room and board, personnel, travel, programmatic materials and supplies, and resident assistant fees.


Western Maryland Area Health Education Center
Improving access to and promoting quality in health care
 through educational and other partnerships